“Nestled into the undulating pine slopes above Lake Okanagan, will be the McKinley Beach Hilltown. The Hilltown has been planned and modeled after southern Europe’s iconic medieval architectural massing, with an Okanagan flair in design theme. With a multitude of uses ranging from boutique retail, to townhomes and apartments, the McKinley Beach Hilltown will offer an assortment of uses to the residents and public abroad.” – Andrew Gaucher, McKinley Beach
The Hilltown District will benefit from the location of the McKinley Beach community, granting residents access to the wealth of amenities and the scenic location offered by the area. At the same time, the focus of the Hilltown District will be on creating distinct architecture that resonates a cultured European ambience, complimented by unrestricted views of this beautiful part of the BC Interior.
The Kelowna International Airport and the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus are both located only a few minutes from the McKinley Beach community making it an ideal location in the very heart of the Valley.
By embracing the distinctive alternative style of the Hilltown District, residents will find themselves transported to the streets of Provence, and will marvel at the trendy charm that accompanies it. The principles of new urbanist design was a driving force behind the European theme of the Hilltown District, and residents will truly experience a distinct authentic look and feel in their new community.
The tiered design of the classic Hilltown creates a sense of ‘looking out’, in this case over the McKinley Beach community and Okanagan Lake, where residents can enjoy the architectural differences that separate the district from the rest of the community while still enjoying the proximity to the neighboring districts, and everything the City of Kelowna has to offer.