How to Choose the Right Kelowna Real Estate for Your Family

There are many factors that go into choosing Kelowna real estate that suits your family’s needs.

There’s a lot that goes into choosing Kelowna real estate. Obviously, budget plays an important role in that decision, but there are so many other factors that need to be considered when selecting a property for you and your family.

For example, a recently retired couple will likely have a drastically different perspective on what constitutes the ideal property in the Okanagan compared to a family with young children.

If you’re on the market for a new home for your family, here are some things to bear in mind.

Kelowna Real EstateNeighborhood

Where you live can greatly impact your quality of life, and that of your family’s, in so many ways. Finding a neighborhood with a blend of families that have similar lifestyle values is important, and it’s something that’ll help you develop a sense of community quickly.

Here are a few questions your Kelowna realtor might be able to help you answer:

  • Are their other families with children of a similar age living in the neighborhood?
  • Are there parks, playgrounds and easily accessible recreation facilities nearby?
  • Do typical properties in the area have enough yard space for young children to play?

For more area-specific information, read our post: Choosing a Neighbourhood in Kelowna.

Kelowna Real EstateProximity of Amenities

Rural living has its perks, but if you choose a location that’s overly isolated, you might quickly discover just how burdensome it can become to drive your daughter to hockey practice in the morning. On the other hand, living in a city center can be noisy and the increase in traffic has its own risks.

Until you actually live in an area, it’s difficult to get a feel for how convenient it is to get around. Some of the typical amenities and facilities you’ll want close at hand include:

  • Groceries
  • Gas
  • Library
  • Medical center
  • Entertainment (Movie theatre, restaurants, etc.)
  • Recreation facilities (pools, gyms, ice rinks, sports clubs)

Kelowna Real EstateSchools

If you intend on living in a particular area for a while, it’s worth doing some extra research to determine what the local schools are like. You should also figure out how your children will get there:

  • School bus
  • Walk
  • Drop them off and pick them up on the way to and from work
  • Carpool with other neighbors

One point worth noting is that neighborhoods with nearby schools—especially ones for elementary-aged students—tend to be safer in terms of traffic calming and children using crosswalks.

Are you searching for Kelowna real estate that’s family-friendly? Quincy Vrecko & Associates will help you find a property that checks all the boxes and is within your budget. Call us to discuss what your ideal home looks like.