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10 Reasons to Buy a Home in the South Okanagan

Personal or Profitable - here are 10 Reasons why you should consider buying your home in the South Okanagan.

10 Reasons to Buy a Home in the South Okanagan?

 

The Okanagan Valley is an amazing place where the community comes together to support one another and enjoy the beautiful place we all call home. It’s no wonder we have one of the best real estate markets in the country – everyone wants to live here! 

There are several reasons one might consider buying real estate in the South Okanagan. Personal or profitable, here are 10 reasons why you should consider buying your home in the South Okanagan.

 

Investment

The real estate value in the Okanagan markets continues to rise each year. While we will start to see a more gradual increase in real estate prices in the coming years, this area continues to prove itself as a hotspot for real estate investment.

Aside from the equity that you will gain on your home, the Okanagan is a tourism haven, and our seasonal visitors are constantly looking for short-term vacation rentals to enjoy their stay. Ask us for more information on short-term rentals.

 

Job & Career Opportunities

Several industries provide our Okanagan communities with opportunities for a sustainable career in something you love! With such a diverse, growing population, the Okanagan will continue to develop and thrive in our local economy. 

The South Okanagan has a vibrant arts and culture sector, an expanding wine industry, a thriving professional services sector, residential and commercial construction, and no shortage of careers in hospitality that would benefit from you!

 

Community

One thing is for sure; the Okanagan Valley is full of happy people, people who care about their neighbors, the safety of our children, the cleanliness of the streets… 

The sense of pride that we find in our small-town communities is refreshing and a far cry from the rat race of big cities. Ask any one of our happy homeowners about their community and you might be convinced to buy!

 

Weather

Sunshine and long summer days are what the Okanagan is all about. One comment I hear quite a bit is that it’s not as humid as Vancouver, and not as dry as Calgary. Escape the cold, long winters in Calgary. Escape the wet, rainy seasons in Vancouver. Fret not, Apex Mountain has all of your snow for the winter, and the famous Big White resort is only a short drive away.

Honestly, the grass is still green here in the winters; what else do you need to hear?!
 

Boating, Hiking, Golfing… Racecars?!

There is nothing but fun to be had here between all four seasons. South Okanagan is a playground for everyone to enjoy. 

Hiking, skiing, biking, boating, jet skis, rock climbing, golfing, wine touring… all for you to explore! There is even a race track near Oliver called Area 27! Let’s see if you can beat my time…
 

Wine!

This really should be #1 on this list, am I right? Wineries and vineyards are a common sight in any part of the Okanagan. 

Simply put, wine is a massive contributor to the local economy and something that our community is very proud of. Recognized as one of the best wine regions in Canada, and home to dozens of wineries, wine makes the South Okanagan an exceptional place to live. 

Aside from wineries, there is a growing number of breweries, cideries, and distillers making their name in the community.

Lake Okanagan & Skaha Lake

Two for the price of one, living in the South Okanagan means you get to enjoy two gorgeous lakes! Penticton is smack dab in the middle of these two lakes, and with beaches bordering each side, there is no shortage of space to set up your towels and cooler for a full day in the sun.

Both lakes are perfect for boating and cruising the coastline with family and friends. There is plenty of room to throw on a pair of skis or a wakeboard- maybe the kids for a tube ride, or just listen to music and sun-tan in the middle of the lake.
 

Access to Travel – Airports, Highways

While the South Okanagan is a haven that no one would ever want to leave… 

IF you do need to leave, it’s an easy 5-hour drive to Vancouver, and a less thrilling 8-hour drive to Calgary. Our snowbirds will enjoy a short drive to reach the US border. 

If road trips aren’t your thing, we do have our very own airport in Penticton that connects us to the rest of the world. 

Quality of Life

If you were to ask our homeowners if they would rather live in the Okanagan or any other place in Canada, they would instead choose the Okanagan more often than not. There is something special about the South Okanagan for everyone – wine, lakes, fresh fruit, long summers. 

 

Our communities are a happy, growing collection of people from all walks of life. Spend less time in traffic and more time with your family and friends. Active lifestyles, wining, dining, healthcare, careers, and everything in between make the South Okanagan an excellent place for you to buy.

Dream Location

The bottom line is that the South Okanagan is one of Canada's most revered real estate markets, and everyone wants to find a way to buy real estate to either live in or invest in.

With rolling vineyards, orchards, and days full of sunshine, this place really does feel like paradise and one that I am eager to help you find your perfect home in.


 

There's so much life and beauty in this awesome place. For sure, you'll find more reasons to enjoy each day and wish you had moved here sooner! Can't wait to talk more about this lovely paradise with you.

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