For decades, Kelowna has been a go-to destination for Canada’s retirees and it’s easy to see why. The city has grown more and more vibrant in recent years and today it truly offers something for everyone and every lifestyle. Here are just 5 reasons why you may want to retire in Kelowna.
Retire in Kelowna for… the weather
No list of reasons to move to Kelowna is complete without a nod to the weather. Summer temperatures soar into the high 20s and the average winter highs hover around the 0 degree mark, making it a pleasant change from other Canadian cities. If that weren’t enough, Kelowna receives nearly 2,000 hours of sunshine per year!
Retire in Kelowna for… the sports and activities
You can’t help but notice how active the city of Kelowna is. When the sun is shining, the sidewalks and lakeside boardwalks will be filled with people out for a stroll, a bike ride, jogging with their dog, or sipping a glass of wine on the patio. In the winter time, a 45-minute drive to Big White Ski Resort will take you to the action. Looking for a different way to stay active in your retirement? Join the Kelowna Paddle Centre and take up a paddle sport, try lawn bowling, or even Pickleball, one of the city’s up and coming sports.
Retire in Kelowna for… the arts and culture
You don’t have to sacrifice your passion for the arts when you choose to retire in the Okanagan. Kelowna is home to a world-class art gallery, Ballet Kelowna, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, Opera Kelowna, and several theatre companies. The region is also a hotbed for professional artists of all stripes.
Retire in Kelowna for… the wine
As the largest city in the Okanagan, Kelowna is perfectly positioned to take in the region’s booming wine industry. In fact, there are about 175 licensed wineries located within a 2-3 hour drive of the city and several located within the city itself. If wine isn’t your thing, you can also enjoy the many new craft breweries and distilleries that call the Okanagan home or indulge at the spectacular restaurants that have sprung up in this wine-loving, agricultural paradise.
Retire in Kelowna for… the part-time jobs
Whether you’re looking for a bit of extra pocket money or you simply miss interacting with new people, Kelowna is a great place for those who prefer semi-retirement. Thanks to bustling service and hospitality industries, there is never a shortage of fun, part-time jobs that are perfect for the region’s retirees. Work in a wine tasting room, hotel, boutique shop, golf course, or other small business and meet new people while supplementing your nest egg.
If you’re thinking about retiring in Kelowna, give us a call at 250-764-4344 and let your friendly Realtors help you find the perfect home for your Okanagan lifestyle.