The Mission: A place to call home

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The Mission is one of Kelowna’s most popular neighbourhoods. It’s here where you can relax and enjoy the ultimate Okanagan lifestyle. This popular community has access to numerous public beaches, boat launches, and an eclectic mix of businesses in Pandosy Village.

Location

The Mission has been known as a neighbourhood of distinction for many years now. It is divided into Upper and Lower Mission with the dividing line being K.L.O. Road. These neighbourhoods attracts people who want to live the ultimate Okanagan lifestyle.

Lower Mission is a quick five minute drive from the floating bridge and easily accessed via four major roads. It has its own shopping and restaurants, making walking the first choice of transportation here.

To get to the upper Mission, continue your drive along Pandosy until it changes into Lakeshore Road. With wineries for neighbours and stunning lake and mountain views, this area is home to several million and million dollar plus homes.

History

The Okanagan Mission, as it was once called, is where Father Pandosy started his settlement in 1859. One of Kelowna’s more colourful streets was named after him (Pandosy Street) and is one of the main ways to access the area. Steeped in history, loaded with amenities, this is the perfect place to live, whether you are a young family or looking for your retirement home.

Mission Amenities

You are minutes away from it all in The Mission. There’s funky shops and great shopping in Pandosy Village. Ethnic restaurants line the streets, as well as good old Canadian pubs and sports bars. The shopping area here has almost everything you’ll need, including boutiques and frozen yogurt. You can easily access hiking and biking trails from the entire area. There are several sports fields and parks as well, perfect for getting out and enjoying life. When it’s time to go indoors, there’s the H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre complete with a pool, waterslides, splash park, a dive tank, a river run and an indoor surf simulator.

It’s here where you’ll find the Kelowna General Hospital, and the much loved Mission Creek Greenway. You’ll find several cafes here,  filled with art, live music and freshly baked goods you can take home. This is Okanagan living at its finest.

The Lower Mission is home to Green Square, a unique community of affordable condos/townhomes created around connection and sustainability. Green Square has the perfect mix of families, downsizers, and first-time buyers. It’s also where you’ll find, The Orchard, a new neighbourhood built on an old apple orchard. Fantastic meadow, mountain and lake views are yours to enjoy. Pick your lot and have a home built to suit your definition of the Okanagan lifestyle.

Schools

Education is important to all of us. The Mission is home to the highest rated schools in Kelowna. There are elementary and middle schools as well as a high school. French Immersion is available from K-12. There’s Riverside College, the perfect place to advance your career in the trades, or take some upgrading.

Demographics

The Mission is truly a diverse place to live, work and play. You’ll find a mix of young families, trades people, executives and retirees all within the boundaries of The Mission.

Lower Mission average age: 55
Lower Mission average Income: 90,000
Lower Mission households with children: 35%

Upper Mission average age: 41
Upper Mission average Income: 200,000
Upper Mission households with children: 56%

Home Values

Real Estate in these neighbourhoods have a wide range of values starting at $350,000 for a condo in the lower mission and up to $6,50,000 for a stunning family home with lake views in The Upper Mission.

Walkability

The Lower Mission has an average walkability score 80, higher if you live near Pandosy Village. The Upper Mission has an average walkability score of about 15. There are five different bus routes that service this area.

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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