I'm looking at moving from Edmonton to Kelowna within the next year. From what I've seen of it, it looks like a beautiful place to live. Beaches, beautiful weather, mountain views..the list goes on. I've also been on many forums and heard many negative things about the crime rate, jobs, forest fires and expensive housing. Most of the forums I've read are from 2-5 years ago so I'm not sure how good/bad things are there.
I have tons of friends who live in Kelowna, Vernon, Vancouver and Victoria so I have many different opinions on it. Vancouver seems way too expensive for me and Victoria seems to have a more mature crowd there so that left me with Kelowna and Vernon. I come from a fairly large city so I'll be downsizing quite a bit but don't want to go too small town.
Are there any areas I should avoid? What is the crime like in Kelowna? Is it hard to find jobs?
I'm young (mid 20's) and this is a huge move for me so I'm trying to get as much information as possible. I'm so confused so anything will help!