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Discover a better life at The Commonage

The Commonage is the newest neighbourhood at Predator Ridge, the most amenity-rich community in the Okanagan
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Predator Ridge boasts 12.5 km of world-class biking trails. (Photo: Robb Thompson)

Everyone knows you come to the Okanagan for gorgeous views, beautiful weather and fabulous wines.

Now those seeking a more active lifestyle to complement those traditional Okanagan virtues are finding it at The Commonage, the newest neighbourhood at Predator Ridge.

Known best for its two 18-hole golf courses and amenity-rich community, Predator Ridge is helping people discover a better life through a return to nature at The Commonage.

Over 35 kilometres of multi-use hiking and biking trails are already in place at Predator Ridge.

Now you can also find acres of parks space, plus tennis and pickleball courts and a third outdoor yoga platform at The Commonage.

The neighbourhood consists of 74 home sites and homes, about half of which are already built.

Starting at $679,000, they include semi-detached and single-family homes, all of which feature modern ranch-style architecture that blends in beautifully with the landscape, offering owners exceptional golf course and valley views.

Also available are the Affinity Homes. The best new address at Predator Ridge, located across from the first hole of the Ridge course, these 10 homes offer exceptional fairway living while being just steps from the resort centre.

Residents are also just steps – or a few pedal rotations – from enjoying the simple, healthy pleasures of outdoor living.

The Commonage takes its name from the vast area of open grazing land here that has been shared by ranchers since the 1800s.

In keeping with that theme, Predator Ridge has opened up 27 acres of park space – much of it still as nature intended – as part of The Commonage.

Serving as the social heart of the new neighbourhood, Commons Park stretches out to 3.5 acres. Nestled into a hillside terrace, the park is designed to be a place of gathering, and offers sweeping views across the emerald fairways and mountain vistas.

It will boast a mix of relaxing spaces, plus active facilities like four tennis courts, four pickleball courts and a playground. The Commonage also features a lavender meadow and outdoor yoga platform.

Venture beyond the park and you’ll find 12.5 km of world-class biking trails built and maintained by Predator Ridge.

All the trails offer moderate downhill biking with gradual climbs in a forested setting. The payoffs are incredible views of Okanagan Lake, making Predator Ridge a perfect place to ride and appreciate nature.

Those looking for more of a challenge will appreciate the newly opened Granite Trail, a 4.1-km ride carved into the hillside by acclaimed local trail builder Cam Sorensen that has it all: a fast-flowing descent, smooth rock slabs, snappy berms, punchy climbs and views worth packing a picnic for to fully enjoy them.

Predator Ridge’s bike trails also include a 2.5-km connector that joins up with another 40 km of trails in nearby Ellison Provincial Park.

And soon, Predator Ridge will be just a few kilometres from the new Okanagan Rail Trail.

Opening this summer on a former rail bed, the trail will run 48.5 km from Vernon to Kelowna – 24 km of it along lakefront, creeks and other unique environments.
Once the route is complete, Predator Ridge will offer shuttles to the trail, which is also intended to join up with efforts already underway elsewhere in the region that could one day see the trail run from the Shuswap all the way south to Osoyoos and the U.S. border.

Even if you or your guests don’t own bikes – or don’t want to travel with them – you can rent one from the Predator Ridge Fitness Centre, which stocks hard-tail mountain bikes, fitness bikes, cruisers, kids’ bikes and pedal-assist models.

But if you prefer two feet to two wheels, there is still plenty of ground to cover.

Predator Ridge offers over 35 km of well-maintained, multi-use trails with picnic areas, scenic vistas, an abundance of natural beauty and many species of plants and wildlife.

Boasting a mix of surfaces, including paved, crushed gravel and natural earth, the trails are pet- friendly, and regular guided hikes are organized through Fitness Centre. In the wintertime, the trails are ideal for snowshoeing.

They’re also used for the popular Yoga, Hike and Wine Nights, which see residents enjoy a 30-minute hike to a yoga platform, where they enjoy a mindful stretch, before a quick jaunt back to the Fitness Centre patio for a glass of wine.

Speaking of wine, The Commonage is just 20 minutes from the Scenic Sip: a group of eight world-class wineries located between Vernon and Kelowna, including Ex Nihilo, Gray Monk and Arrowleaf Cellars. If you don’t feel like driving, tours can be booked through Predator Ridge.

And if, after all your adventuring, you don’t feel like going out again, the resort boasts a food and liquor market of its own.

Whatever you need – an early-morning hike, a teeth-rattling trail ride, a heart-pounding tennis match or a quiet yoga session – you’ll find it at Predator Ridge.

 

Just the facts

What is The Commonage? It’s the newest neighbourhood at Predator Ridge, the most amenity-rich community in the Okanagan and already well-known for its two 18-hole golf courses.

Where is The Commonage at Predator Ridge? Just 30 minutes from the Kelowna International Airport off Highway 97 between Vernon and Kelowna, and tucked between Okanagan and Kalamalka lakes.

Why live at The Commonage? Featuring 27 acres of park space, four tennis courts, four pickleball courts, a lavender meadow and playground, The Commonage also provides access to 12.5 km of bike trails, over 35 km of hiking trails, and two other outdoor yoga platforms within Predator Ridge.

How much does it cost to live at The Commonage? Prices start at $679,000 with home sites and homes to suit every taste, including semi-detached and single-family, all featuring ranch-style architecture that blends in beautifully with the landscape, offering owners exceptional golf course and valley views.

When can I live at The Commonage? A number of homes are already finished and move-in ready, with the balance due to be complete by the end of 2018.

 

Whatever you need – an early-morning hike, a teeth-rattling trail ride, a heart-pounding tennis match or a quiet yoga session – you’ll find it at Predator Ridge. www.predatorridge.com

 

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