I moved to Kelowna in 2007 from New Brunswick. We lived in a 1085 sq. ft condo , and now moved to a duplex in West Kelowna. We LOVE west kelowna sooooo much more. We find it more family orientated and less crime/street people. The nature here is AMAZING. We can see the mountains from our living room window, and the lake we can see from just down the street. There are a million parks everywhere and soooo much to do outdoors. Although, it does get EXTREMELY hot here. Last summer there were days that it was +45. But it's a dry heat, not muggy at all. Housing is soooo expensive here. Our condo was $285,000. But it was in the middle of Kelowna in a great location. Our duplex in West Kelowna was $256,000 and is about 1800 sq. ft, amazing back yard, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, old but nicely updated. It definetly takes some searching. We have a wonderful realtor names Brad Bredin. (http://www.bradbredin.com
). Now for jobs, Kelowna General Hospital currently doesn't have any full-times, I actually got bumped from my position and am on mat leave, so when i return to work, I have to bump someone else. It is because they closed beds in rehab, so that nurse lost her position, and she took mine. But if you go casual, you can pick up temporary positions, and it wont be long before you have your own position. The money is pretty good. The shift differentials are awesome. And overtime is double time. The hospital kinda sucks tho, compared to what I'm used to. It took me a lot of getting used to, but I learned to love it. They are in the process of adding a huge section to the hospital, so it does have potential. Kelowna grew too fast, and the hospital wasn't keeping up... lots of hallway patients, overcapacity in the ER, lots of patients awaiting placement, etc. All in all, I am glad I moved here. We seriously got ZERO snow this winter. But if you miss the snow, you can go up to Big White. There are so many little towns to visit around here that are so much fun! If road trips are your thing. Hope the move goes well!