I have lived here for 8 years now, and have to tell you, overall Kelowna is not a nice place to live unless you have millions to be able to purchase a home away from the City.
Kelowna is an out of control drug City. There is no proper law enforcement, and you will need to sleep with earplugs as the noise from loud mufflers doesn't ever stop, all year round.
Biking sucks because drivers will kill you if your on the road.Even though you can bike for 10 months of the year, your risking your life as the drivers are absolutely out of control, driving well over the speed limit, with no concern for anything or anyone.
Traffic is insane, as it appears no-one works and all everyone does is drive around burning gas.
Winter here is mainly cloudy and gloomy, although warm for the most part. Some winters can be cold and lots of snow, and others, no snow, lots of rain and cloud. Summer is nice and hot, mainly sunny from March to November.
After dark, this City transforms into a complete nightmare when drug dealing, gangsters and freaks line the streets. Punks have destroyed this City, gang members should be all shot, as well as drug users and those who have loud cars.
You want to get high or drunk, this is the place. Gangsters or drug dealers will sell you the dope, and Night clubs run by Gangsters and Hells Angels will feed you booze until you puke.
Bring lots of money because there is nothing happening here that allows you to get more then 12 or 15 bucks an hour.
City Council members are cracked.
Not enough Police.
Too many Crackheads and druggies driving and walking around day and night.
Grade 13 in Kelowna is using drugs and becomming a drug dealer of some sort.
There are some nice people, and lots of very nice places to visit, or hike to. The lake is nice if the punks werent hanging around all the time.
If you plan on moving here, bring a few automatic machine guns and get rid of about 50,000 absolutely useless wastes of skin punks that have destroyed this City.
Kelowna is not for the average person.
It is for those interested in a very confused complicated lifestyle.
If you want a quality of life, don't ever think of living here or in Vernon.
Drugs Crime Freaks Gansters Alcoholics Weirdos, did I mention Druggies Punks Wanna Bees etc.
And a group of Drug Dealing Gangters posing as contractors driving around in 50-80,000 jacked up 4x4 trucks on Cellphones.
At night when you go to bed and try to sleep, hundreds of criminals and druggies are driving around your neighborhood not allowing you proper rest and sleep.
Many people go missing here or get killed here by Gangsters, so bring a machine gun.
Bike riders and pedestrians get hit or killed by dangerous drivers regularly.
People are absolutely Fucked here!
If I could, I would move out of here, but where can one move to?
And dont forget, if you move here and buy a house, bend over and pay 12% or a Land Title Transfer Tax of about $6800 on the average home.
Gas is more here by far, no discounts of 3-1/2 cents per litre like other Cities.
Overpriced groceries at most places except Superstore and Walmart. Stay away from others or they will take all your money. Local fruit is too expensive.
I could go on all day.
Kelowna has a couple of things going for it. The Lake and the nearby mountains and sunshine.
There is nothing else going here.
More bad points by far then good ones.
Take my advice, stay away, or you to will need to go on medication.
You cant get a family doctor or dentist here either.
Waiting times at the Hospital are unacceptable.
People are flakey!
Did I mention druggies, greed, crime, noise, Idiots, punks, gangsters, crack, theft, racing, squealing tires, murder, etc.
If you must move here, please spend a month finding the right location, or you will be sorry.
Also check out the street you are going to live on by watching it for a solid week around the clock, or you might buy a place right in between drughouses, and then youll have fun.