One Water Street Condos - Kelowna
Only a short walk from the beach in Kelowna’s downtown, ONE Water Street is beginning two new high-rise condo developments on Sunset Drive. Scheduled to be completed in 2020, the new glass high-rises will hold units priced from $300,000 to over $1,800,000 with 221 units between 434 and 2,540 square feet from studios to townhomes. The fob-only access lobby includes video surveillance and gated parking with electric vehicle charging stations to keep vehicles and bicycles safe from other hands.
This new development provides excellent views of the lake and valley through floor-to-ceiling windows and exterior decks with a natural gas outlet for barbequing with friends above the city below. Residents can view the lake and mountains to the west, Knox Mountain and the baseball diamonds to the north, the wide city and mountainous valley to the east, and the downtown core and bridge to the south. Interiors designed by Inside Design Studio provide three different colour schemes of a light Blossom, a medium Orchard, and a Harvest combination of both dark and light materials. Hardwood flooring covers throughout the main area and bedrooms with 9’ ceilings overtop above pot lights and contemporary interior doors. Kitchens provide flat panel cabinetry with full-height upper cabinets and wine storage to hold bottles of Kelowna’s world-renowned wines. Stainless steel sinks and quartz countertops create a modern look that corresponds with the KitchenAid appliance package with refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and hood fan. Bathrooms come with a tiled tub/shower with chrome faucets and shower heads above the cabinetry and counters that match those in the kitchen. On ground level, residents will have access to an outdoor patio for dining, socialising, and entertainment, as well as two swimming pools and an expensive hot tub to keep active once winter approaches. ONE also provides a fully equipped gym and yoga studio, Dog Park, outdoor picnic areas, fire pit enclaves, and a pickleball court where the community can gather and connect.
Downtown Living and Recreation
Living in Kelowna’s ONE Water Street development puts the beach and daily entertainment just out the front door. Situated a block away from Okanagan Lake, Kelowna’s downtown provides ONE residents an urban lifestyle with immediate access to beach activities, recreational fun, and easy shopping that make downtown the most desirable location in the city. Surrounded by beaches, parks, and Knox Mountain for hiking trails, downtown comes alive in the summer with beaches, sports fields, and balcony bars as always an active place to join with friends and meet new ones. Rain or shine, residents can still enjoy an active day and nightlife taking place in many restaurants, pubs, or theatrical activities at the Community Theatre or the arena. Those that enjoy staying active and embracing the bestleisure activities that Kelowna offers will want to pursue the high-end homes and condos at ONE Water Street that will make such activities a short walk out the front door.
Living in downtown Kelowna allows easy access to some of Kelowna’s best beaches, events, and recreational activities. The boardwalk along the lake spans from Sunset Drive south passed the bridge to provide easy and scenic travel to the downtown core and surrounding sites. During the summer, downtown Kelowna provides some of the best beaches only a short walk from each front door. Tugboat Beach across from the Sunset Waterfront Resort provides plenty of room to relax and enjoy the water and Okanagan sun. Passed the large boat marina, residents can also enjoy small public concerts on the Island Stage and in Kerry Park, or get a living room window view of the Canada Day fireworks. Kelowna’s large City Park along the boardwalk provides not only fantastic beach activities, but also volleyball and basketball courts, open grass fields for sports, the Water and Skate Park, the Lawn Bowling Club, and tennis courts to stay active in competitive fun. Beyond the beach, active hikers will enjoy the many trails on Knox Mountain only a short walk or bike ride north off Broadway Avenue. After a fun afternoon only blocks away from the boardwalk, residents can enjoy plenty of restaurants, pubs, and coffee shops for social activities before returning home with the opportunity to do it all again.
Once winter hits, residents can still enjoy the great activities that downtown Kelowna provides all year round. Bernard Avenue is the place to be for social gatherings to meet new friends at the local pubs, coffee shops, and many restaurants all along the avenue. Other activities include events at the Kelowna Community Theatre and the Rotary Centre for the Arts, a day at the Kelowna Art Gallery, or an evening at Prospera Place arena for concerts, hockey games, and other events taking place year round. Friends and family can also enjoy free ice skating at Stuart Park for laughs and fun.
One Water Street Nearby and Neighbourhood Schools
Those with kids living in Kelowna’s ONE development will go to Bankhead Elementary on Wilson Avenue just a short bike ride east on Clement Avenue on the Rails with Trails lane that leads directly to the school. Bankhead prides itself on meeting the needs of its students and creating a sense of belonging for those with diverse backgrounds.
Older kids in Kelowna’s downtown will join Glenmore students at Dr. Knox Middle on Drysdale Boulevard. Named after the horse-riding medical doctor William Knox, Dr. Knox Middle provides grade 7 students with French Immersion education and creating a positive school spirit of belonging and connectedness.
High school students will attend Kelowna Secondary in South Kelowna. This 10-12 French Immersion school for nearly 2,000 students will give teens some of the best education in the city as the 71st ranked secondary school in the province by the Fraser Institute. The respectful and safe environment allows a vast array of clubs and sports for students finishing their education.