Finding a home
Amazing quality of life awaits in Penticton, it's just a matter of finding a new home! The information and links below and to the right are designed to make the house hunt a little bit easier.
Buying a home
Penticton and area has a range of housing from townhomes and condominiums to lakeside homes with sweeping vistas of the Okanagan scenery.
People choose the City of Penticton when they want their families to be in the South Okanagan's major centre. The City offers all the amenities you would expect in a modern city from the state of the art recreational centre and South Okanagan Events Centre to ones that are unique like beaches, bike paths and boutiques. Many residents prize the comfort, safety and convenience of having everything you need for life, work or play within walking distance including boutiques, food and all levels of schooling from kindergarten to college. Penticton preserves the charm and connection of a community while offering the services of a large centre. We don't miss the traffic reports!
People who work in Penticton commute from the surrounding area of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen that includes OK Falls, Kaleden, Heritage Hills, Naramata, Summerland, Peachland, West Kelowna and Oliver. Each of these communities offers different housing options and community amenities.
Fast facts about Penticton housing:
- 2011 Census counted 20,931 private residences for the 42,361 people.
- More than 80% of home sales in 2012 were priced below $500,000.
- Average housing starts per year is 235 with apartments and single family homes making up the majority of new homes.
- On average 42 lots sell in the Penticton area per year.
Within the city of Penticton, our latest new housing developments include a range of types, sizes and prices reflecting the quality, the amenities and location options.
New Housing Developments
3313 Wilson St.
|Condominium||1,000 to 1,200 sq feet||Price range starting
|Creekside on Forestbook||Condominium||1,200 square feet||Low $300,000|
|Athens Creek Towers||Condominium||950 to 1040 sq feet||Mid $200,000|
|Alysen Place||Condominium||870 to 1,600 sq feet||Mid $300,000|
|Skaha Hills||Single Family Homes||1500-3300 sq ft||$300,000 - $660,000|
|Skaha Lake Villas||Townhouses||1400 sq ft||Low $300,000|
|Sendero Canyon||Single family homes||1,450 to 2,450 sq feet||High $300,000|
|Sendero Canyon||Lots||330 sq m - 593 sq m||High $200,000|
(40 years and over)
|Bare land strata
|1,300 to 1,600 sq feet||Low $300,000|
|Blackhawk Estates||Lot within gated community
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For purchasing a previously owned house, our helpful Penticton realtors and a range of online tools can help you find the perfect home. Check out the links on the sidebar.
Renting a home
The rental market in Penticton provides over 2260 units of rental accommodation (as of 2016 Fall count). Fall 2016 vacancy rates were 1% which is slightly below the provincial average of 1.4%. Rentals can be found by looking online at traditional property management companies, local development project websites, and via local online listing services. New rental accommodation projects are currently under construction.
|Type of rental (Apt & semi-detached)||Number of units||Availability rates||Average rent|
|Bachelor apartment||143||data n/a||$609|
|BC (city pop. 10,000+)||1.4%||$1,104|
Source: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., Rental Market Report - British Columbia Highlights, Q3 2016. Statistics do not include privately rented in-home suites or carriage houses.
Here are some links to help with the home search:
- Realty Executives Penticton
- Penticton Apartments
- Penticton Western News classifieds
- Penticton Herald classifieds