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10 reasons why you'll want to visit the University Heights show home

Welcome to University Heights, a vibrant single-family home community located in the North Glenmore area of Kelowna, BC. This area offers family homes with walkout ranchers or 2-storey home plans available in a wide variety of styles, all just a short walk from the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus.

To get to the area, choose to travel along John Hindle Drive or Highway 97 to Sexsmith Road. Each route will transport you to the stunning hillside development of University Heights. Here, families will flourish near the Okanagan's top educational institutes, lifetime friendships will be fostered through the like-mindedness that this area attracts and as your family and the area grows and develops, so too will your investment.

From within this community surrounded by a natural forest setting, there are limitless possibilities as to why you should consider living here, but at the risk of making this list far too long, we've narrowed it down to 10 reasons why you'll want to visit the University Heights Show Home.

1. Your New Home Awaits

University Heights features mid-sized lots with spectacular valley and mountain views. Lots within Phase 1 are currently being sold (few remain) and with low-interest rates available at Fixed Priced Contracts, this is making homes more affordable for the average family.

As we near the end of Phase 1, there are select lots still available on Acadia Street that offer the opportunity for either walkout ranchers or 2-storey homes. The Sales Team at Ovation Homes, the exclusive builder for the community, will be able to help you choose your ideal lot on which you can design your new family home.

Not sure where to start? Visit the Show Home. The Ovation Team will be able to show you a variety of floorplans and walk you through the process of choosing the plan and modifications that will work best for you. You don't want to miss this opportunity to build your new home in the first phase of this exciting new community.

2. Low Interest Rates

Interest rates are currently below 2% even for fixed-rate mortgages.

Low interest rates increase your buying power and make owning a new home more affordable than ever. New home prices that were previously out of reach for some buyers are now well within their budget. With the ability to afford a 5 or even 10-year fixed-rate mortgage, you will have financial safety and security knowing that your payments will not fluctuate during that time. This will allow you to manage your long-term financial goals and have more money in your pocket at the end of the day, all while watching your investment in this new home grow.

3. Educational Excellence

University Heights is a short 10 minute walk to Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School, a premier private school with a focus on providing an extraordinary educational opportunity for long-term academic success to its students. Aberdeen Hall has classes from Preschool to Grade 12 making University Heights the ideal location for families with children of all ages that want a world class educational experience.

Once the children are grown and ready for post-secondary education, they can attend one of Canada's top-ranked universities, the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) which is just a 15 minute walk away.

The benefits and convenience of having these two amazing academic institutions within walking distance are endless. Less time commuting the children back and forth to school means more time to enjoy family activities together and reduces the early morning stress of having to drive students or get them on time to the bus stop. University Heights is a community that will allow your family to flourish for a lifetime.

4. Easy Access to Amenities

If you live in Kelowna you know two things for certain, our weather is fantastic ... and our traffic is a nightmare, especially in summer if you are travelling on the highway during high commute times. University Heights has a number of ways both in and out of the area helping to alleviate some of that commuting stress.

Need to get to the airport in a hurry? It's just over 5 minutes away on Hollywood Blvd.

Need to get downtown? It's only 20 minutes away along John Hindle and Glenmore Road.

Need to get to Costco, Orchard Park Mall or any of the other services in that area? Sexsmith Road to Dillworth and you are there in less than 10 minutes.

Your only challenge will be trying to figure out what to do with all of the time you saved not sitting in traffic.

5. Income Helper Suites

University Heights is zoned to allow for income helper suites for families that want them. Along with the financial benefits of an income helper suite in both qualifying for the mortgage and providing you with disposable income, these suites also offer the opportunity to provide a supportive and safe environment for aging family members while allowing them to maintain their independence.

If you like to travel or spend winters in warmer climates, an income helper suite allows you to have someone in the home looking after it while you are away without the inconvenience or expense of hiring someone to do this.

6. Access to Nature

Looking for something to do once the work day is done? Why not take a stroll along the linear park or bike or hike on one of the many forested hiking trails adjacent to University Heights. Not up for a hike, you could be paddleboarding on a lake in 15 minutes.

Or, if you are looking for something a little less strenuous, you can grab your morning coffee or evening local wine and relax while enjoying the stunning valley views from your back deck.

7. Energy Efficient Homes

The team at University Heights recently wrote in their blog How a newly constructed home is energy efficient and lowers your monthly bills.

In it, they discuss how new homes are among some of the most energy-efficient options on the market and are extremely comfortable for you and your family.

If you visit the Show Home, you will be able to experience these technological advancements and best building practices that not only seal off your home from the elements but also provide a clean, comfortable, healthy environment for your family to flourish in. Reduced energy consumption resulting in substantially lower utility bills are just an added bonus.

Visit the Sales Team at Ovation Homes to learn more about the benefits of living in these energy-efficient homes.

8. Lifestyle Enhancements

There are so many amenities and places to visit within a 20 minute drive of University Heights. In addition to the trails and linear park bordering the community, there are restaurants within walking distance of Academy Hill. You’ll also find an abundance of amenities just a short drive away at Airport Village. It’s 10-15 minutes to stunning beaches along Wood and Kalamalka Lakes and only 20 minutes to all that Lake Okanagan and Downtown Kelowna have to offer. Along with wineries, cideries, gardens and golf courses, this video below shows how University Heights will enhance your lifestyle.

9. Travellers Paradise

Living in Kelowna is in itself a vacation, but being this close to the airport makes travel a breeze.

Your home in University Heights is just a short drive away from the Kelowna International Airport which has direct flights to the major Canadian hub airports making it easy to get to anywhere in the world.

Need to fly for work or leisure? Then make the first or last leg of your trip a short drive to or from home to University Heights.

10. Personalized Service

Building a new home can be a daunting undertaking. Where do you even start? Even when you get some answers it feels like it only leads to a thousand more questions. This is where the Ovation Homes Sales Team stands out from the crowd.

Whether this is your first home or your fifth home, they have the knowledge and desire to lead you step-by-step through the process with clear and concise information that will help you to make the decisions that work best for you and your family.

To learn more and register, click here.

University Heights is a subdivision in Kelowna, just off of Academy Way near UBCO. It features over 180 single-family homes, close to both nature and amenities. The development's exclusive builder, Ovation Homes, offers a wide variety of housing plans and opportunities for further customization.

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