Moving to Kelowna?
Moving frm Van Island

Nanaimo, Canada

#1 Jan 8, 2010
My wife and I are looking at relocating to Kelowna. Both of us would be working around the UBC campus area. Is there anyone that could recommend good areas to buy a house (looking in the 350k-450k neighborhood). We would have 1 teen and 1 younger kid. What areas should we stay away from (crime rate, etc)
How is the cost of living?
Veronica

Victoria, Canada

#2 Jan 15, 2010
I would recommend not moving here, Kelowna is totally infested, along with Vernon.

If you have to move here, Please study the neighborhood and neighbors next to the home you want to purchase for a week around the clock, so you do not find out you are living next to a drughouse, druggies or criminals.

Kelowna is not a nice place to live, stay away from Rutland, and if noise bothers you(from noisy cars all night long) search for a house on a dead end street or cul-de-sac with no thru road as it is hell otherwise.

Druggies, Drunks and criminals start prowling the streets after dark, and traffic picks up from 11-3 a.m. in Rutland and other others, so do some studying before assuming you are in a good, and quiet neighborhood.

I wish someone told me this before I bought where I did.

Be prepared to pay $450,000 or more to have an average place, possibly more if the location is excellent, but will be worth it.
Canuck222

Chilliwack, Canada

#3 Jan 24, 2010
Loverly place to live...
dontdoit

Kelowna, Canada

#4 Mar 28, 2010
Lived here for 31 years...born and raised.This city is gone to shit...My huband,I and our 3 children are relocating away from here...not a good place to live or raise children if you ask me.I really advise you to do your research before moving here!Be prepared to pay about a half a million for a home that is actually a dump!There are a good some good people here,but good luck finding them,most people are arrogant and VERY into themselves:)
island girl

Lethbridge, Canada

#5 Sep 10, 2012
ya !ha!Ha!!Ha! been there last summer and we are so liking the lake we had so much fun until an arrogant kelowna thieves stole our three bicycle.... it is a decieving place ...better fine a nicer place like Lethbridge ...u can sleep better at night...
Kelowna Mom

Kelowna, Canada

#6 Mar 10, 2013
We moved to Kelowna in 1997 from Vancouver and have never looked back . LOVE IT here.
There are homes close to the UBCO campus that you can purchase for under $450,000

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