It is easy to paint a picture of Ellison in Kelowna. Think small town comfortable next door to the convenience of Kelowna amenities. You home or real estate purchase means that you will enjoy scenic farms and semi rural lifestyles for people of all ages and yet Okanagan Lake and the city are only minutes away. To contact one of our team about Ellison real estate please call (250) 575-4804
Ellison in Kelowna’s northeast gives families a quiet country feel surrounded by orchards and open farmland for those wanting to experience an suburban environment while still staying nearby city activities. Those seeking land will find many homes with large ranch and orchard fields, while those wanting a closer neighbourhood can find affordable homes built in the 1970s and ‘80s inside the Scotty Creek neighbourhood with fenced backyards for kids and animals and the region’s elementary school in the heart of the neighbourhood. Thanks to the new intersection on Sexsmith Road, arriving at Reid’s Corner is only a few turns away that can further lead to the highway for easy city access, or to Rutland for other shopping and reactional needs. The young and friendly families in the relaxing neighbourhood will make Ellison the perfect location for those wanting to relax and enjoy the scenic atmosphere without the hustle and bustle of the city centres.
Ellison is surrounded by four of Kelowna’s golf courses with a nearby winery and petting zoo for local activities. Near the airport there are six nearby baseball diamonds and a skating rink beside Ellison Elementary that seconds as a basketball court during the summer season. The university across the highway makes Ellison one of the best locations for those wishing to pursue their postsecondary education while living off campus.
Ellison provincial park
Only steps from Scotty Creek neighbourhood is the Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club for 18 holes of competitive golf only steps from the front door. Three other golf courses, Shadow Ridge, Kelowna Springs, and the Okanagan Golf Club give the area four golf courses all within a 2km radius for regular golfers seeking immediate variety. Ellison has also opened a brand new neighbourhood skating rink in Scotty Creek neighbourhood adjacent to Ellison Elementary that allows easy access to winter fun without driving to downtown or Rutland for skating activities. In the summer seasons, the rink can be used as a tennis or basketball court for neighbourhood entertainment all year round. Residents can also enjoy Ancient Hill Winery and its scenic view gazing over the orchards and farmland on one side with the towering mountains on the other. Reid’s Corner is only a short drive down Old Vernon Road that leads to the highway or Rutland Road for quick travel back into the city for shopping needs.
Ellison Neighbourhood Schools
Kids living in Ellison between kindergarten and grade 5 will go to Ellison Elementary, which is only a short walk in the heart of the Ellison area. Built in 1996, Ellison Elementary has numerous support teachers, a counsellor, speech pathologist, and aboriginal advocate for all your child’s needs.
Because Ellison is a smaller community, all schools beyond grade 5 will take place outside the Ellison area. Older kids will attend Rutland Middle School on Rutland Road with its rich history reaching back to its opening in 1949. Kids from Ellison will join with kids from across the Rutland area with more opportunities for friends and learning experiences.
On the same block, teenagers will attend Rutland Senior Secondary, the only Kelowna Secondary school that ranges from grades 9-12. RSS welcomes over 1,500 students from across Kelowna’s diverse east side with school and public transit allowing kids outside the area to arrive on time each day. RSS also includes a partnership with BCIT with duel credit programs and an Advanced Placement program for students wanting a lead in their postsecondary education.
The Okanagan’s University of British Columbia gives young adults easy access to their postsecondary education and the opportunity for homeowners to rent a room or basement to students looking for a place to stay. UBCO welcomes over 9,000 students from around the world to study their many four-year degree and masters programs in the arts, sciences, engineering, medicine, nursing, and many more.
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