Lake Country: Your Place to Call Home

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Lake Country is a slice of small town heaven. It’s actually a district made up of Carr’s Landing, Oyama, Okanagan Centre and Winfield. In Lake Country, you are minutes from nature and have quick access to all the amenities you need. Shopping, dining, schools and entertainment are all a few minutes away from the great outdoors. Don’t let it’s small town charm fool you. It’s here you’ll find the much loved Creekside Theatre and the Lake Country Art Gallery. Between parks and hiking and biking trails, there’s plenty of outdoor activity on and near the lakes in the area.

Location

Lake Country is located off HWY 97 between Kelowna to the south and Vernon to the north. There’s a good reason it’s called Lake Country. You’ll find Kalamalka Lake to the north, Okanagan Lake to the west and Wood Lake, in the centre of it all. Protected parks and ecological reserves surround the entire area.

One of their newest developments is The Landing at Wood Lake. Surrounded by lakes, trails and parks, it is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.

History

The District of Lake Country incorporated in May of 1995 and has deep agricultural roots. This is evident by the fabulous wineries that dot the district. It has been one of BC’s fastest growing municipalities since 2014.

This area’s history goes back to the 1700s and the traders with the Hudson’s Bay Company. Settlers arrived in the 1800s and began to develop the land as ranchers and farmers.

Lake Country Amenities

You’ll find everything you need here. There’s shopping and restaurants as well as world-class wineries. It is home to the famous Scenic Sip, an area with eight award winning wineries, many with award winning restaurants.

Should you chose the Landing at Wood Lake, you’ll be a minute from the lake, ten minutes from the Okanagan Rail Tail, a four season walking and biking trail, and ten minutes to Beasley Park. It’s also a short 15 minute drive to the Kelowna International Airport.

Art galleries, quaint cafés, ethnic restaurants, pubs, golf courses, and all the lake activities you can handle are all right here. Wood lake is a fishers’ paradise in all seasons and known for its ice fishing too.

Schools

Lake Country is part of School District 23. There are two elementary schools and a secondary school here. There’s also the Oyama Traditional School, which has a century long history in the Okanagan. For post-secondary schools, it’s a 15-minute drive to Okanagan College Vernon and University of British Columbia Okanagan.

Demographics

Lake Country is a slice of heaven steps away from the water. Families and retired folks love it here.
Lake Country average age: 43
Lake Country average Income: 100,000
Lake Country households with children: 54%

Home Values

You’ll find a wide variety of home types, styles and costs here. Homes near Wood Lake and Okanagan Lake are understandably higher than the rest of the area. In addition, condos and townhouses range between $330,000 and $650,000. Single family homes range from $600,000 to $1,900,000.

Walkability

The Walkability score for Lake Country varies depending on which area you live in. For most areas, the walkability score is around 16. For areas by Wood Lake, you can easily walk to beaches, trails and local restaurants.

An area’s walkability score is based on the following:

90–100: Walker’s Paradise – Daily errands can be done on foot
70–89: Very Walkable – Most errands can be done on foot
50–69: Somewhat Walkable – Some errands can be done on foot
0–49: Car-Dependent – Most to all errands require a vehicle

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