Is summerland bc a good place to live?

Asked by: Dr. Jaeden Runolfsson II
Score: 4.6/5 (28 votes)

B.C.'s best place to retire
Summerland has been listed as one of the top five communities to retire in in B.C. Look no further than Summerland if you're looking for a good spot to retire in British Columbia. That's according to Western Investor, which released a "Top Five B.C. Retirement Towns" list published Friday.

What is Summerland known for?

Summerland is one of those places that really does live up to its idyllic name. Sun drenched hills, vineyards and orchards slope towards the shores of immense Okanagan Lake, all backdropped by dramatic volcanic mountains. Though a four season playground, it's the particularly long, hot summers that are the main draw.

How is life in Penticton BC?

Penticton is a great place in the summer because it's always warm and there's several beaches to choose from, plus many ice cream places. Another great time is winter as there is always snow and many things to do. There are many stores to choose from and most restaurants you would want.

Is Penticton a good place to retire?

Penticton lifestyle embraces activity, healthy living and community. ... Penticton is a natural choice for retirement and family members living in the Lower Mainland will be able to visit often for summer weekends and holidays!

24 related questions found

How much does it cost to live in Penticton?

Summary about cost of living in Penticton, Canada: Family of four estimated monthly costs are 3,423$ (4,290C$) without rent. A single person estimated monthly costs are 946$ (1,186C$) without rent. Penticton is 6.09% less expensive than Los Angeles (without rent).

How much snow does Penticton get?

How many days does it snow in Penticton? In Penticton, during the entire year, snow falls for 40.9 days, and aggregates up to 192mm (7.56") of snow.

Is Penticton BC a safe place to live?

Compare Penticton, BC Crime

Excellent. There is virtually no crime in this area.

Is Penticton growing?

Overall, the population of Penticton, BC is growing at a rate of 0.6% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. In the last two census, its populations grew by 884 people, an average growth rate of 0.54% per year from 2011 to 2016.

How much snow does Summerland get?

Summerland experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall. The snowy period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from November 8 to March 3, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches.

Where does Summerland power come from?

In 1905, Summerland was the first Okanagan community to generate its own electricity. Using the flow of Shaughnessy Springs water, the Pelton Water Wheel generated electricity. With growth, larger generators were needed. By 1917, there were plans to combine water flow from Aeneas and Prairie Creeks.

Who owns Sumac Ridge?

Sumac Ridge's owners, Harry McWatters and Bob Wareham, have agreed to run the winery for at least the next five years. McWatters -- one of British Columbia's most prominent vintners -- started Sumac Ridge in 1979, receiving the first winery estate license in the province.

Where can I walk in Summerland?

Summerland Trails and Parks –Wild Places and Urban Spaces
  • Giant's Head Mountain Park & Trails. Where better to get the lay of the land than from the lofty peak of an ancient volcano? ...
  • Memorial Park. ...
  • Peach Orchard Beach Park. ...
  • Gordon Beggs Rotary Beach. ...
  • Powell Beach Park. ...
  • Mount Conkle Park. ...
  • Trans Canada Trail. ...
  • Centennial Trail.

What county is Summerland BC in?

Located in the Thompson Okanagan region of British Columbia Summerland is situated on Hwy 97 18 km (11 mi) north of Penticton and 46 km (29 mi) south of Kelowna.

Why does it smell bad in Vernon?

Activists say the odor can be sourced to five rendering plants in the Vernon area that take animal byproducts from slaughterhouses and road-kill and cook them down for disposal. Those byproducts are then used in pet food, cosmetics, fertilizer and other products.

How much snow does Vernon get?

Vernon averages 47 inches of snow per year.

What is the sunniest city in British Columbia?

Cranbrook gets 2,191 hours of sunshine each year, ahead of Victoria which gets 2,109 hours.

Why is Penticton so hot?

Penticton and the Okanagan Valley are surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. The mountains block Arctic winds from reaching Penticton. They also prevent mild maritime air reaching Penticton in summer, leading to warmer weather than Vancouver.

What is the driest city in Canada?

Osoyoos, at the southern tip of the Okanagan, is officially the driest, hottest place in the country.

What is the average rent in Penticton?

The average rent in Penticton is just shy of that at $1,035, compared to Vernon at $996. The average monthly cost of rent and utilities in B.C. is $1,148.

How much does it cost to live in Surrey BC?

Summary about cost of living in Surrey, Canada: Family of four estimated monthly costs are 3,384$ (4,304C$) without rent. A single person estimated monthly costs are 926$ (1,178C$) without rent. Surrey is 9.77% less expensive than Los Angeles (without rent).