Kettle Valley Homes & Real Estate | Kelowna BC
Kettle Valley is a quaint community established in 1996 and is nestled in the hills past the neighbourhood of Upper Mission and offers spectacular panoramic views of Lake Okanagan. Kettle Valley is among the most coveted planned neighbourhoods in Kelowna and is a family friendly neighbourhood offering town home developments, single family homes, custom built executive style homes and lots available for you to build your dream home. The new integrated parks and school make Kettle Valley a closely knit neighbourhood with a united history and many opportunities to meet its friendly neighbours.
Kettle Valley has only stood for twenty years and since then has grown and been awarded the ‘Best Community in Canada’ by the Canadian Home Builder’s Association. After the historic firestorm of 2003 swept through Kettle Valley, most of the neighbourhood survived and has further grown into what it is today. Kettle Valley builds very luxurious homes reaching to modern million dollar homes with pools situated near the many parks while only a short drive to the lake. For those seeking a modern neighbourhood with many parks, a nearby market and school, and a tight community will find Kettle Valley the place to enjoy the Okanagan Valley.
Kettle Valley’s primarily residential neighbourhood is scattered with small parks with open sports fields, playgrounds, and even a small waterpark. Quilchena Park also displays a trio of monuments of the Okanagan Mountain Park Fire with plaques that recognize the fire departments from across BC and Alberta that helped fight the blaze that long-time locals remember. Residents will also enjoy the award winning wines at Summerhill Pyramid Winery and St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery with acres and acres of orchards covering the hillside.
Kettle Valley is full of recently built homes and parks with many activities available just outside the neighbourhood. Kettle Valley is home to several small parks with beautiful lake and mountain views like Providence Park, Tulameen Park, and Jewel Park to name a few, as well as Quilchena Park and it’s small water park beside a jungle gym and tennis court. Residents of Kettle Valley can also enjoy the convenience of Kettle Valley Fitness to stay fit.
Just south of Kettle Valley are the large orchards of St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery with their award winning wines and close proximity to the lake. On the other side of Kettle Valley is Summerhill Pyramid Winery off Chute Lake Road with their iconic white pyramid and wines that have received awards from around the world. Farther up the mountain behind Kettle Valley are the scenic trails on the rebuilt Kettle Valley Railway as well as the stunning views from the suspension bridges in Agri Park with one being the longest suspension bridge in North America at 868 feet long.
For immediate shopping needs, residents can access the mini-mart just off Chute Lake Road for coffee, daycare, pizza, and a spa. Other shopping needs are situated down Lakeshore Road in the Lower Mission with major retailers like Save on Foods and Urban Fare, as well as many diverse restaurants and stores.
Kids living in Kettle Valley and the Upper Mission will attend Chute Lake Elementary on Lark Street. The new school opened in 2009 and is built with environmentally sustainable standards, receiving an unofficial LEED silver rating. Chute Lake embraces the philosophy of having their elementary graduates develop skills in problem solving and critical and creative thinking to help them create a better world.
Students in grades 7-12 will attend Okanagan Mission Secondary School, the highest ranked secondary school in Kelowna and 25th in the province according to the Fraser Institute. OKM provides some of the best programs and services in the city to its 1,300+ student body run by a four-person executive team. Students can enjoy international concert band trips, high quality performing arts programs, and sport academies that make it one of the most prestigious schools in the valley.
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