Predator Ridge: Amenity Rich

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Imagine stepping out your door and walking to the first tee of the golf course that is part of your neighbourhood. You’re at Predator Ridge. This unique four-seasons community is home to two golf courses and is surrounded by picturesque hiking, biking and walking trails. You don’t have to go far for essentials, the Commonage Market is right in your neighbourhood. They have an assortment of groceries, local Okanagan wines, spirits and beer as well as local produce and more. They even serve pastries, muffins and breakfast sandwiches, along with Starbucks coffee. And it’s all within a short walk of your front door.

Location

Predator Ridge lies between Kalamalka and Okanagan Lakes, a short drive off HWY 97. It is surrounded by parks, including Ellison Provincial Park on Okanagan Lake and Kekuli Bay Provincial Park on Kalamalka Lake. It is approximately 15 minutes from downtown Vernon, 25 minutes to the Kelowna International Airport and 30 minutes to Kelowna.

History

The area surrounding Predator Ridge is steeped in local history. The Commonage, as it was originally known, is 24,000 acres that has been shared by First Nations people and ranchers since the 1800s. The road leading to Predator Ridge, Commonage Road, was the main stagecoach route from Vernon to Lake Country and on to The Mission in Kelowna.

The area now known as Predator Ridge was sold by the Neigel Ranch in 1979. In 1991 they opened their first 18-hole golf course. In 2007 Wesbild Holdings purchased Predator Ridge and helped make it one of the top golf resorts in Canada. Today it is known as one of the best places to live, full time or part-time, in the Okanagan.

Predator Ridge Amenities

There is so much to Predator Ridge it is more like a town that a neighbourhood. The community is pet-friendly and has over 25 km of hiking, biking and easy walking trails. You don’t need to golf to live here, but if you do golf, there are two award-winning golf courses right outside your home. There is a contemporary fitness centre, a 25m lap pool, hot tub, steam rooms, yoga and fitness studios and classes, tennis courts, pickleball courts, bike rentals and so much more. Take a gentle walk through the lavender meadow or rent a bike and explore the area. Predator Ridge is also home to three outdoor yoga platforms, as well as children’s playgrounds and kids golf and tennis camps.

When it comes to dining out, there’s the Range Lounge & Grill, a 130+ seat outdoor patio and Pallino’s Italian bistro. For grab and go there’s the Commonage Market grocery and liquor store and during golf season you can dine at the Outlook Cabin or the Turning Point Cabin.

The resort has a private outdoor pool, hot tub and BBQ area for guests as well as a conference centre and banquet facility.

Schools

It’s a short drive to School District 22 in Vernon, where you’ll find elementary, middle and a high school. There are also alternate schools and French immersion schools.

Predator Ridge is approximately 15 minutes from Okanagan College, Vernon Campus and 25 minutes from the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

Demographics

Predator Ridge was created for those who love to be out in nature. From golf to yoga and hiking and biking paths, residents here love to wave hello as they enjoy their surroundings.
Predator Ridge average age: 59
Predator Ridge average Income: 132,000
Predator Ridge households with children: 25%

Home Values

Homes in Predator Ridge range from shared ownership to full ownership. Shared homes start at $50,000 and go up to the $300,000 range depending on percentage of ownership. Year round occupancy cottages start at around $400,000. Single family homes are abundant here and run between $630,000 to $1,500,000.

Walkability

Predator Ridge has a walkability score of 6. This means most of your errands will require a vehicle. However, Predator Ridge itself has some wonderful amenities, including restaurants, which are an enjoyable 15 minute walk away. There are no busses running in Predator Ridge.

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 Contact the Justin O’Connor Group today! CONTACT US

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