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Saturday September 24, 2016 British Columbia's South Okanagan Valley and the Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District borders the BC Lower Mainland near Princeton BC and Manning Park, the Central Okanagan to the North, and the Canada-US international border to the south. The South Okanagan's biggest attractions are the above average sunshine hours, short winters, and summertime on the many lakes in the region. Okanagan Lake which spans 135 kilometres from Penticton to Vernon is the largest. read more... link to us.
Population estimates for the South Okanagan region are nearly 85,000 in 2010. Main economic drivers for the region are agriculture, tourism, foresty and mining. With Okanagan BC vacations homes having risen significantly in the past decade, construction work and manufacturing have been a leader in the labour market. Health care and public administration are also strong components of the labour force which is not surprising because Penticton is well known as a BC retirement mecca. Accordingly, much of the new home construction in the South Okanagan caters to the retired buyer, or soon to be retired. This means condo developments and gated communities of stand-alone ranchers and one-storey townhomes continue to be popular in Penticton BC and Summerland BC.
Okanagan Real Estate in the Okanagan-Similkameen Region does varies greatly and the third most sought after type of BC property is waterfront property. The South Okanagan BC has many smaller lakes in addition to Okanagan and Skaha Lakes, and Vaseaux Lake offers some intersting new resort property options for those seeking South Okanagan Real Estate.
Penticton Peach Fest .
Travelling to Penticton from BC's Lower Mainland along the Crows Nest Highway #3, first take the Coquihalla from Hope to Merritt BC. Turning off the 97C connector, travel through Manning Provincial Park to Princeton along the #3 and into Keremeos, Osoyoos and Oliver BC. Canada's Okanagan Similkameen Regional District offers wondrous camping, boating and recreation for everyone.
From the Central and North Okanagan travel on Highway 97 along scenic Okanagan Lake for the quickest route. BC Canada's Okanagan Valley is worth the drive and gives stunning and diverse views.
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