Resort lifestyle proves wildly popular with buyers and leads to Aboriginal Economic Development Award
Penticton, BC – After selling out its first phase of 47 homes in six months, the Skaha Hills Development Corporation announced today the launch of its second phase of homes. Phase Two, at Skaha Hills, Penticton’s newest $250 million master-planned community, is also comprised of 47 home sites and features a mix of home designs and floor plans designed to attract multi-generational markets.
The Skaha Hills Development Corporation is a partnership between one of the Okanagan’s most successful builders, Greyback Construction and the Penticton Indian Band Development Corporation (PIBDC), a for-profit corporation owned by the Penticton Indian Band. On March 18, 2015, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business awarded the PIBDC its Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) Award for 2015, for its progress on Skaha Hills and other businesses (Source).
With construction currently underway on more than 20 Phase One homes and soon to begin on the $5.2 million winery from Stage West Hospitality, Skaha Hills is showing no sign of slowing down as it moves forward with its plans to create an 600-home resort residential community.
Image caption: View of Skaha Lake and Phase One and Two at Skaha Hills
Note: Contact us for a new rendering of the homes in Phase Two
Photo Credit: Skaha Hills Development Corporation
Phase Two will feature four new floor plans varying in size from 1300 sq. ft. to 3500 sq. ft. Home styles include one level ranchers as well as ranchers with walkout lower levels, all with main floor living and the option of courtyard entrances.
“We’ve injected a fresh new look and feel to Phase Two homes, which we’ve called ‘The Ridge at Skaha Hills’. What we’re offering are quality homes at a good price with outstanding views of Skaha Lake,” says Curt Jansen, vice president sales and marketing, Skaha Hills. “Our fast growing list of registrants is an indication that there will be similar demand for Phase Two as there was for the first phase that sold out.”
Phase Two of Skaha Hills has a contemporary feel and open concept homes will maximize spectacular views of Skaha Lake. Quality finishings are accompanied by integrated indoor / outdoor living, large double garages with optional golf cart parking and homes will be sold at competitive price points for the Okanagan, starting in the $400,000s. Today’s launch announcement kicks off the sales and marketing campaign of the new phase and interested parties should register at www.skahahills.com to get more information on the sales selection date happening in late spring.
While Skaha Hills has shifted focus to Phase Two following the sellout of all 47 Phase One home sites, it is also preparing to launch Phase Three in 2015.
“Phase Three features a product that’s never been done before in the Okanagan. It’s very unique and we’re introducing it in response to consumer demand,” says Jansen. “Details are being finalized right now so I can’t say anything more at the moment.”
With an EnerGuide energy efficiency rating of 88, Skaha Hills offers the lowest monthly costs to each homeowner. Skaha Hills future homeowners will earn a prestigious environmental status of owning a home in the most energy efficient community in Canada. Second homeowners that were previously only able to fly with WestJet from Calgary to Kelowna and drive 50-minutes to the resort community, now have the option to fly direct to Penticton. WestJet’s daily service direct from Calgary to Penticton airport is convenient for Albertans with second homes in the Penticton area.