Kelowna Condos & Townhomes.

Kelowna Condos

Condominiums or condos, are typically housing that is part of a much larger development, often four or more stories high. In Kelowna condominiums are very popular as larger complexes allowed for high density zoning to be optimized in much of the city. New condo developments are requesting 35 stories high.

Condominiums are privately owned by the homeowner, while all other connecting areas of the complex are communally owned by all condo residents and managed by the Strata Council. There is a boom in Condominium development currently with many large projects underway in Glenmore, Lowwer Mission, Kelowna, Rutland and South Kelowna. The city of Kelowna is encouraging these types of affordable housing options as it allows for 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condominiums to be built at an affordable price point for first time buyers. There is also a higher sense of security as many new condominiums are in highrise developments which can be perfect for the retired couple who travel for much of the year.

Kelowna Townhomes

A Townhouse or townhome is a form of row housing where individual houses are placed side-by-side. The often have a three story format to provide for larger living spaces in a relatively compact footprint. Two or more homes are attached and share a common wall.

Townhomes in Kelowna are becoming increasingly popular in Kelowna Downtown, South Kelowna, Lower Mission and Rutland areas, as the City of Kelowna encourages builders to increase density and provide more affordable housing close to work and amenities.

Many retirement communities built in the 1980s and 1990s featured a more wide open form of townhome where one or two walls of each house were shared between adjacent homes often with rancher style floorplans. The tendency now is to provide parking on the main floor with the majority of living space found on the second and third floors.

A big attraction for many townhome or townhouse owners is the ground level entry.