Situated up North Glenmore Road just over 15 minutes from downtown Kelowna, there is a stunning beachside community hidden from the main roads. McKinley Landing is a scenic 872-acre neighbourhood, tucked away along the eastern side of Okanagan Lake. With an accessible beachfront that is available for all residents to use, this location offers the quintessential lakeside lifestyle and community.
As a highly sought-after area for investors and home buyers in the Okanagan, we’ve put together some information to help you get to know the area.
The community gets its name from John McKinley, an Ontarian who was the first to inhabit the area in 1896. He set up a homestead and lived in McKinley Landing for 30 years. During that time, the area was used by the crews of Canadian Pacific Railway boats that were traveling on Okanagan Lake. On their way to larger communities, boats would stop here to gather wood to fuel their furnaces.
McKinley Beach & Amenities
McKinley Landing is known for having a rural feel, while only being 10 minutes from the nearest shopping centre in Glenmore. Everything you need is easily accessible. You’ll find plenty of dining and entertainment options nearby, with downtown Kelowna and Orchard Park Mall only 15 minutes away. For the jet setter, Kelowna International Airport is a quick 10 minute drive north.
The neighbourhood itself has no shortage of things to do:
- McKinley Beach has a full kilometer of accessible beachfront for residents to enjoy that is perfect for swimming, sunbathing and more.
- Members of the community have access to a 110-slip marina to store and launch boats and water toys.
- There are eleven different hiking trails in the area to choose from with varying difficulties.
- The tennis and pickleball courts offer a great way to stay active.
- The community playground is available for the kids to get some fresh air.
- There’s an outdoor gym to help maintain your healthy lifestyle.
- Try your green thumb at the community gardens.
Upcoming plans include a community centre in 2023, and a vineyard and winery that are currently in development!
If you’ve been considering buying property in the McKinley area, there are several options available, many with beautiful lake views. Choose from empty lots where you can build your custom dream home, detached single family homes, and numerous townhome developments.
Waterfront lots in the Hillside community of McKinley start at $1.5 million and there are currently only two remaining. Other options for lots start at $399,000 in the Parkside community, and pond and forest view lots in the Juniper Grove community start at $405,000.
Single family homes are still available in The Benches, where you’ll find luxury walk-out bungalows with panoramic lake and vineyard views. If you are in the market for a townhome, you can still have those highly-coveted lakeview in the upcoming Vantage community. The Pines may be for you if you would love to live in a townhome development near the forest.
With nearly half of the household population being couples (47%), McKinley Landing remains a wonderful neighbourhood for families as well. 39% of the households are families, most having young children. Home ownership is high, with 91% of the aforementioned residents in the area owning their homes.
Students living in McKinley beach are transported by bus to North Glenmore Elementary, École Dr. Knox Middle School that offers English and French Immersion curriculums, and Kelowna Secondary School.
For families with older children or anyone planning on continuing their education, UBCO is just minutes away.
Finding Your Next Home
Domeij & Associates is a team of luxury real estate experts that specialize in Okanagan properties. With our local expertise and experience, we will help you navigate the competitive real estate market in Kelowna. If you’re looking to purchase a luxury home, we have a variety of properties for sale with lake access, stunning views, swimming pools and more. Browse our latest luxury listings or contact us to schedule a viewing.