Directly west across Okanagan Lake from the City of Kelowna lies the City of West Kelowna, currently the fourth most populated city in the Okanagan with a population of 32,655 (2016 census). Two of five self-governing Westbank First Nation (WFN) reserves, Tsinstikeptum 9 and Tsinstikeptum 10, are located adjacent to the City of West Kelowna and consist of approximately 9,000 WFN member and non-member residents. Together, West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation constitute what is popularly known as "The Westside."
West Kelowna real estate consists of an excellent mix of condos, townhomes, and single-detached homes at a wide range of prices. The Westside is generally considered a family-friendly place to live, and homeowners enjoy breathtaking lake and mountain views while being in close proximity to substantial retail development, vineyards, farms, and amenities. Homeowners need not travel over the bridge to Kelowna for most of their retail needs as The Westside offers multiple shopping centres hosting major retail establishments and services.
Recreational opportunities and community events abound on The Westside for residents. The Westside Wine Trail highlights some of the longest-standing vineyards and wineries in the Okanagan, including the popular and visually-striking Mission Hill Winery (pictured above). Similarly, the Westside Farm Loop offers a self-guided tour of many of West Kelowna's family owned farms, vineyards, and nurseries. For those who enjoy live music, Creative Okanagan hosts Music in the Park, a concert series on Friday nights in July and August as well as the West Kelowna World Music Festival, which celebrates the cultural diversity of The Westside. Both of these events take place in Memorial Park, which is also home to Westside Daze, voted the best annual community event in the Central Okanagan, as well as summer kids camps. Adjacent to Memorial Park is the Johnson Bentley Aquatic Centre, providing a wide variety of fitness and aquatic programs for all ages.
West Kelowna boasts several distinct neighbourhoods offering varying advantages for residents, such as lake and mountain views and close proximity to shopping centres, amenities, recreation, entertainment, and popular points of interest. Some of West Kelowna's residential developments include:
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