The friendships, the security, the locations: Here in Kelowna, gated communities have long been a popular choice for many. So much so that the central Okanagan offers a diverse range to suit every lifestyle and price point. If you’re new to gated communities in Kelowna, let us introduce you to some of the most coveted spots.



This is a community that is as exclusive and private as it is accessible, serene and secure—truly the height of luxury lakefront living in a gated community.

Located between McKinley Beach and downtown Kelowna, Sheerwater offers a rare location: sprawling acreages with unrivalled lake views, and yet each driveway is just minutes to restaurants in the heart of the city. Each home has its own distinct, architecturally inspiring style and neighbhours share a tram down to a shared private dock with boat slips.

While some of the Sheerwater properties, which range from $5 million to $12 million, have already been developed, there are a few lots that haven’t been developed; however, they are rarely offered for sale.

Jane Hoffman Realty listing at Sheerwater gated community

Sailview Bay

Just a five-minute boat ride to downtown Kelowna and 10 minutes by car, at Sailview Bay off Westside Road, an incredible location is just the start.

Homes in this gated community enjoy individual docks and the chance to design a home that’s completely you. More than 15 homes among the 27 lots have already been built (yes, there are still some bare land lots available).


In this Kelowna neighbourhood, a gated community means you get to enjoy the lake lifestyle with a shared dock system as well great beaches and the best of shops and restaurants.

South Bay Landing

A luxurious lakefront gated community at the south end of Lower Mission with its own dock for boat access to the lake. This community also features its own clubhouse with gym facilities and outdoor pool.

Mission Bay

Just off Watt Road near Gyro Road, Mission Bay brings you even closer to the water and an address that’s very central and offers gated lakefront living. Residents enjoy a dock system and outdoor pool.

Le Chateau

Le Chateau in Kelowna South offers a gated lakefront community featuring an outdoor lakefront pool and limited ownership for some residents to have a boat slip. Located close the Kelowna General Hospital and Pandosy shops.

River Run & The Lexington

These areas both give you the chance to walk anywhere you want to go, including the very best beaches.

Learn more about the Lower Mission neighbourhood.


Tuscany Lane

Nestled between orchards, vineyards, and parks, Tuscany Lane offers custom homes with a beautiful view of Okanagan Lake. A short drive from schools and local amenities, this gated community provides secure living for you and your family.

Mission Ridge

This neighbourhood of contemporary homes is a nature lover’s paradise. Found in the treed highlands of Crawford Estates in southeast Kelowna, Mission Ridge is close to hiking trails and offers a stunning view of the lake. On your short drive home from downtown Kelowna, stop for a tee time at Harvest Golf Club or Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club and enjoy one of many road-side fruit stands during the summer.

Paradise Estatesa in West Kelowna - Jane Hoffman recommended gated community.


Paradise Estates

Among lakefront gated communities, this one offers a slice of paradise at a more accessible price point: lakefront homes are $4-$5 million and homes set further back but still with dock access and a beautiful pool are $2-$3 million. Great layouts, high end finishings and just a short drive from the new Frind Estate Beach Winery, and you’ve got it made in the shade. Learn more about Paradise Estates.

Learn more about the West Kelowna estates.


The Balmoral is a 55+ community in Kelowna that offers an amazing sense of community and a great location. Properties in this neighbourhood often sell in just days.

Are you considering moving into a gated community, but you’re not sure if it’s for you or which community is right for you? At Jane Hoffman Realty, we’ve been helping couples find not just the perfect home but also the perfect neighbourhood for more than 20 years. Let us put our expertise and relationships to work for you! Get in touch or call 1-888-535-6962.