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Top 10 Kelowna Neighbourhoods | Best Places to Live in Kelowna, BC in 2022-’23

Looking for a place to live in Kelowna, BC? To help you live your best lifestyle, this article shows you the top 10 neighborhoods in Kelowna to own a home, based on the quality of homes for sale, safety, affordability, and nearby amenities.


1. Upper Mission

The Upper Mission is a residential neighborhood in Kelowna, BC that’s located in the hills to the south of Kelowna. Homes for sale in the Upper Mission are a blend of older homes and new luxury homes for sale – many with swimming pools and fantastic views of the Okanagan Valley. Upper Mission residents enjoy quick access to walking and mountain biking trails in Myra-Bellevue Regional Park, swimming at the best pool in the city (H20 Centre), and great restaurants in the South Pandosy. Located 12km south of the downtown core, the Upper Mission is also one of the safest neighborhoods in Kelowna to call home.


2. Lower Mission

The Lower Mission is a residential neighborhood in Kelowna located at the south side of town with some of the highest valued streets in Kelowna. Lower Mission has everything you need: great schools, fine dining, boutique shopping, and indoor recreation at the H2O Centre. Homes for sale in Lower Mission include luxury lakefront homes on Lake Okanagan with private docks, making this neighborhood one of the best places to own a boat in Kelowna, BC. You can also find older single-family homes and affordable duplexes on quiet streets.


3. Black Mountain

The semi-rural community of Black Mountain is located at the eastern edge of Kelowna via Highway 33. Black Mountain homes for sale include sprawling equestrian properties, single-family homes with large lots, and hilltop properties with great views. If you ski, snowboard, or ride a sled, living in Black Mountain or Joe Rich puts you that much closer to the Big White and the snowy mountains on your days off. Black Mountain is located 20 to 25 minutes drive from Downtown Kelowna.


4. Glenmore

Glenmore is a semi-rural community in Kelowna that’s located 4.2km northeast of the downtown core. Known for farms, ranches, bird sanctuaries, hiking trails, and rolling green hills, Glenmore is an idyllic community for anyone seeking a quieter pace of life while still being close to all of the nightlife, shopping, healthcare, and amenities Kelowna has to offer. Homes for sale in Glenmore include condominiums, modern townhomes, homes in gated communities, and single-family homes.


5. McKinley Landing

McKinley Landing is a lakeside community located to the north of Kelowna, British Columbia with waterfront homes for sale and lake-facing properties for sale. An upscale community, McKinley Landing is known for luxury homes in safe, gated communities communities like the newly developed McKinley Beach – which offers residents exclusive access to a private community boat dock. The ultimate in lakeside living, homes for sale in McKinley Landing and McKinley Beach start around $1 million.


6. Rutland

Rutland is a diverse residential and commercial neighborhood in Kelowna that’s known as one of the most affordable and walkable neighbourhoods in Kelowna, BC. Very popular with young families, Rutland is known for affordable restaurants and beautiful parks with walking trails like Chichester Park, Ben Lee Park, and Scenic Canyon Regional Park. Homes for sale in Rutland include single-family residences, new row/townhomes, and condominiums. Rutland is located on the east side of Kelowna, just 15 minutes drive from downtown and 10 minutes drive to the airport.


7. Lakeview Heights, West Kelowna

The Lakeview Heights neighborhood in West Kelowna is a residential community with new luxury homes and historic homes for sale – many with swimming pools and fantastic views that stretch all the way down Okanagan Lake towards Rattlesnake Island. Located 15 minutes from downtown (but a long ways uphill), Lakeview is known as a safe and secure community. Read more in our Lakeview Heights neighborhood guide.


8. Shannon Lake, West Kelowna

Shannon Lake is a residential neighborhood in West Kelowna that’s full of parks, ponds, green spaces, and surrounded by mountains that provide stunning views from the highest properties. As one of Kelowna’s safest neighborhoods with great local schools and a golf course, Shannon Lake is popular with young families, golf enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a more quiet slice of Okanagan Valley paradise.


Diamond View Estates, West Kelowna

9. West Kelowna Estates

West Kelowna Estates is a new homes development with single family homes and townhomes for sale. Properties in West Kelowna Estates boast stunning views over Lake Okanagan, the valley, and The City of Kelowna. Located adjacent to the Rose Valley neighborhood via Westside Road, West Kelowna Estates is a safe, family-friendly neighborhood just 10 minutes from Downtown Kelowna.


10. Peachland

Peachland is a lakeside community of 5,428 located along the shores of Okanagan Lake, 25km southwest of The City of Kelowna. Homes for sale in Peachland are a mix of established historic homes and new, modern homes with luxury amenities. One of the advantages of buying in Peachland, BC is that there is no speculation tax in this community. Peachland is a separate district municipality, but is considered part of the greater Kelowna area in the 2021 census report. Peachland is a 20 to 30 minute drive to Kelowna, BC.


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