Ellison / University District
Welcome to Ellison and University District, Kelowna, British Columbia!
Ellison and University District are located in the northern part of Kelowna, British Columbia. These two areas are separated east to west by Highway 97 and the Kelowna International Airport & encompass all the land from Old Vernon/Sexsmith Road to the Kelowna City Limits near Ellison/Duck Lake. Ellison is known for its rural landscapes and agricultural charm, while the University District is home to educational institutions & residential communities around Quail Ridge Golf Course.
- Serene Rural Living: Ellison offers a serene rural living experience, with vast open spaces, rolling hills, and a strong agricultural presence. Residents can enjoy the tranquility of the countryside, abundant greenery, and the opportunity to immerse themselves in the farming culture.
- Education and Innovation: The University District is centered around educational institutions, making it a hub of learning and innovation. The presence of the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus and other educational facilities fosters a vibrant academic environment, offering opportunities for personal growth and intellectual development.
Ellison and University District encompass several distinct neighborhoods, each with their own unique characteristics:
In the University District we have:
Quail Ridge: Quail Ridge is a well-established neighborhood based around the award winning Bear & Quail Golf Courses. It is known for its scenery & views with a mix of single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums. Enjoy 36 holes of Golf in close proximity to the shopping amenities the airport & UBCO provide.
University District: The University District is home to the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, as well as a range of residential communities. This area offers a mix of housing options, including apartments, townhouses, and single-family homes with legal suites. It provides residents easy access to educational facilities & research centers near the Rail Trail & Highway 97 pedestrian & transit corridors.
In the Ellison Area we have:
Scotty Creek: Located in the Ellison area, Scotty Creek is a residential neighbourhood surrounded by rolling agricultur lande. Residents can enjoy the peace and tranquility of this neighborhood. Country charm close to town! Walking Distance to Ellison Elementary & a short commute to UBCO & YLAW
Sunset Ranch: Sunset Ranch is a desirable Golf Course community situated on the grassland hillslopes above Scotty Creek & the lush agricultural land near YLW. It is known for its stunning views, low maintenance bare land strata’s and newer duplexes all with breathtaking lake views.
Ellison Agricultural: Ellison Agricultural includes all of the sprawling ALR farmland around the airport featuring horse properties, Cherry & Apple orchards & even a few vineyards. Enjoy acreages in all shapes & sizes with many large estates & impressive farm facilities.
Ellison Rural: Discover country living where forest meets farmland! Consisting of primarily 10 acre parcels, Ellison Rural offers a number of unique acreages on the rocky benches & hillslopes slopes above the Valley Bottom. Take Postill Lake Road to Farmers Drive and find yourself in the Pines with some of the most jaw dropping Valley views of the Lake & City.
Schools:University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus (UBCO)
Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School
Ellison Elementary School
Kelowna International Airport: Close proximity to domestic and international flights. A large employment hub.
Airport Village: A commercial area near the airport that offers a range of services, groceries, and restaurants.
Golf: Sunset Ranch, Shadow Ridge, Kelowna Springs & The Okanagan Golf Course – Bear & Quail.
UBCO: A major hub for education & employment in the Okanagan Valley.
Lake Country: Close to the beautiful District of Lake Country!
Rail Trail: Pedestrian Corridor linking Downtown Kelowna to Vernon
Living in Ellison and University District offers a unique blend of rural living, educational opportunities, and access to amenities and recreational activities.
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