On the east side of Kelowna, you’ll find one of the quickest-growing, most affordable areas to live in Kelowna. This spot is known as the enclave of Rutland. The Rutland real estate market is one of the most sought-after markets in Kelowna these days. Partly due to its location, mostly for the affordable price points.
Rutland is accessed via Highway 33. Highway 33 is the main thoroughfare that connects one of Kelowna’s busiest shopping districts directly from Highway 97. It intersects the neighbourhoods of Springfield and Belgo to the south. The family-friendly, central, and downtown Rutland neighbourhoods and the Upper Rutland Bench border on the north side of Highway 33. Rutland stretches up towards Sexsmith Road, just before the University District.
Continuing up Highway 33 you’ll find Black Mountain. Black Mountain is one of Rutland’s newest suburban neighbourhoods. Its namesake is reflected in the picturesque golf community of the same name Black Mountain. The area is really popular with snow lovers because it is a very short drive to the world-class Big White Ski Resort.
Further past Sexsmith Road are the rural communities of Ellison, Scotty Creek, and Postill Lake. They extend to the northeast of Highway 97. You’ll find the Kelowna International Airport, YLW, on this side of Highway 97 too.
Directly across from YLW’s main drive, is Quail Ridge. Quail is one of Kelowna’s most sought-after golf communities. It’s located on the northwest side of Highway 97. With a hop, skip and jump over a few blocks you’ll find one of the most exciting new communities in Kelowna! This bustling, new area is known as the University District.