For some, city life is full of excitement, adventure, and good times; however, for many others, a city life merely means more stress, noise, and negative energy than desired. Living in the city often limits your housing options to condominiums or homes without much yard space, and for those who desire a more laid-back lifestyle and a little land to call their own, living outside of (but very near to) the city is a wonderful option!
The Okanagan is home to many quiet communities filled with lush acreages perfect for such a lifestyle. A quite drive to South East Kelowna, North Glenmore, Peachland, Joe Riche, Lake Country, West Kelowna, or Fintry will allow you to breathe in the fresh air, and see how you can utilize this space to create your vision!
Like the quiet life, but not sure if an acreage is the right fit?
We are giving you 5 Reasons To Think About Trading In Your City Home for an acreage abode.
There is nothing better than opening your bedroom window and savouring a fresh summer breeze as it flows in across the fields and hills. Is there a better better way to start your day than enjoying a coffee on your porch swing while gazing at your private garden filled with beautiful blooms and fresh delicious produce? All of the space on your acre home site means you can put that green thumb to use, and plant your own personal or professional garden! Growing your own fruits and vegetables not only saves a trip to the store, it provides healthy, sustainable food for your family, and may be a source of extra income if you decide to sell locally! The Okanagan provides the perfect environment for growing all kinds of fruit and vegetables from cucumber, broccoli, strawberries, cherries, apples, grapes, and much much more!
Room To Roam, Room To Play
Need storage space for your trailer and toys? Maybe you have lawn and garden equipment, motorcycles or ATVs, a boat, or even a travel trailer. The extra land space at your acreage home provides the opportunity to store your toys at home (while staying within any applicable guidelines, of course). Add a backyard shed for enclosed storage, and from protecting your outdoors toys to providing a home for holiday decorations, you’ll never worry about having a cluttered garage, overfilled closets, or a disorganized attic.
Amazing Property Value
Property values go up and down, but one thing stays the same: the bigger the land, the bigger the profit. You can't go wrong with an acreage! Property value is defined as the value of the land itself, as well as any improvements (structures) upon it. Land is a valuable resource that can not be reproduced, and the more you have, the more you can do. So, not only can you enjoy the extra land space while living in your acreage home, you can have piece of mind knowing that you own a valuable resource and asset!
No Noisy, Noisy Neighbours
Living in the city can mean sacrificing privacy and putting up with common everyday noises that may disrupt your routine. No on one wants to wake up to their neighbour's lawn mower, or open up their window to find a city bus full of people staring in! When you live on an acreage, you are blessed with large amounts of space that creates a barrier between neighbours and busy roads. For extra privacy, you can add a large hedge or fence to border the property.
Nurture With Nature
Imagine having your morning breakfast while watching birds frolic and the sunrise glimmer on the horizon. You look through the trees and hold your breath as you see a family of deer cautiously making their way through the tall grass. Many of the Okanagan acreage homes boast vineyards, orchards, or backyard forests filled with majestic wildlife providing the opportunity for beautiful nature views, as well as additional backyard privacy.
Still not sure if you can completely give up the convince of the city? You don't have to!
Many of the Okanagan's acreage homes are located minutes from cities and towns, providing you with privacy, important amenities, and convenience!
Let our team help your dreams come true!