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Kelowna has many great neighbourhoods, but there is one in particular that we’ve been hearing about quite a bit lately. With plenty of nature, growing amenities and a central location, it’s no surprise that Glenmore is quickly becoming the hub of Kelowna.
Here are a few reasons why people are choosing to call Glenmore home.
When it comes to getting around in Kelowna, you can’t get much more central than the Glenmore area.
If driving (depending on traffic, of course), it takes around 10 minutes to get downtown or to Orchard Park Mall, 15 minutes to get to UBCO or the Okanagan College, and 20 minutes to get to the airport.
Bicycling is also a great commuting option as Glenmore features lots of flat areas and bike paths, including one that travels all the way to downtown in one direction and to Leckie Road in the other.
What makes Glenmore’s centrality especially coveted is that, despite being in such a convenient location, the neighbourhood has remained surprisingly peaceful and is made up of mostly quiet, residential streets.
The quiet streets mentioned above are just one of the reasons why young, growing families are flocking to Glenmore.
The area is abundant with schools including Glenmore Elementary, North Glenmore Elementary, Bankhead Elementary, Watson Road Elementary and Dr. Knox Middle School. Beyond that, Kelowna Secondary School is just about a 10 - 15 minute drive away and is also accessible by city bus.
There are also tons of parks, playgrounds, tennis courts and sports fields for kiddos to enjoy, such as Jack Robertson Park, Hartwick Park, Dilworth Mountain Park and Lillooet Park.
When you live in the Okanagan, chances are you love spending time outdoors whenever you can. Not only is Glenmore naturally beautiful with its mature trees and orchards, but there are tons of ways to get active outdoors without leaving the neighbourhood.
Brandt’s Creek Linear Park and Dilworth Mountain are perfect for nature-inspired strolls, while Knox Mountain, which can be accessed in Glenmore via Royal View Drive, is one of Kelowna’s favourite spots for hiking and mountain biking.
Glenmore is also home to the Kelowna Golf and Country Club, the Apple Bowl and several tennis courts and sports fields.
Glenmore has added plenty of amenities in the last few years, without losing its residential charm.
Now with multiple shopping centers, Glenmore residents mustn’t venture far to access groceries, pharmacies, coffee shops, liquor stores, convenience stores, health practitioners, workout facilities and more.
Don’t feel like cooking? Just hit up one of the many popular restaurants in the area.
Stop by Brandt’s Creek Pub or Company Kitchen & Bar for tasty pub food and drinks, try Dozo House, Satang Thai Cuisine and Basil Leaf for Asian-inspired meals, and hit up Peachwave Frozen Yogurt for something sweet.
There are also some great takeout options, including fast food, pizza and Chinese food.
Developers in Kelowna have recognized Glenmore’s potential, and are making the neighbourhood more accessible by building homes that are modern and affordable.
Glenmore Central, a new condominium being built near Valley Road and Summit Drive, is a perfect example. With 105 units, a variety of larger-than-average floor plans and price points starting at $189,900, Glenmore Central is a great option for those looking to make the move to Kelowna’s hub.
Those who are interested should act fast as construction has begun and the units are already 50% sold out. Register here to learn more.
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