Do you feel happy living in the Okanagan?

Do you feel happy living in the Okanagan?

Yes
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So-so
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No
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Re: Do you feel happy living in the Okanagan?

Postby Tack » Dec 17th, 2017, 1:39 pm

Absolutely love it here. Coming from the Rockies it's lovely to have a long spring and summer where I can start camping in March instead of May. The snowboarding is great with Big White and Revelstoke within day-trip distance. I've met tons of great people of all ages. I love getting out to the lake and relaxing on the beach. So many places within a 2 hour distance to hike and explore. I've got myself into a great paying job and own a home. Lovely relationships and places to visit within the city. There's nowhere else I'd rather be!

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Re: Do you feel happy living in the Okanagan?

Postby 7600736 » Dec 17th, 2017, 10:22 pm

davis123 wrote:I used to think I was happy living in the Okanagan but what I was really happy about was being able to jump in my vehicle and be in the back country within 20 minutes, to escape the useless fake idiots living in Kelowna.

I moved away a few years ago mainly due to the high cost of rentals/housing and would never move there again. The Okanagan seems to attract the most annoying people around, the rich (or debt ridden) hoity-toity snots, the douchey steroid players that are completely useless, fake plastic 'oh so special' princess tramps, and then of course business that wants to pay pathetic wages. Kelowna is like a giant strip-mall, no substance, no appeal. Landlords think their basement suites with bugs and no light are worth 1200 a month. Take out everyone in that town making minimum wage and you'd probably be left with 10,000 people living there, strip malls do not make a prosperous city.

BC is a large province and the majority of it has the same scenery, or better, than the Okanagan. I'll take my chances elsewhere where it isn't full of people trying to 'live the dream' in their wannabe mini California crap hole.


Yep, pretty much sums it up for me. I've travelled pretty extensively and spend a lot of time on the Island, and I can honestly say that I have never seen a place with so many annoying, self-absorbed, flakey-follower type idiots as The Okanagan, especially Kelowna. Everyone here has something to prove, they all have to have the same stupid decals on the back of their truck/Audi/BMW's, or beat up Pontiac Sunfires for the more fiscally challenged, on and on. People here have no imagination at all, and just blindly follow and copy everyone else. Really pathetic. In general, a very overrated and overpriced place, especially considering it only gets maybe 5 or 6 months of really nice weather a year.
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Re: Do you feel happy living in the Okanagan?

Postby jsytnick » Dec 25th, 2017, 10:06 am

7600736 wrote:
Yep, pretty much sums it up for me. I've travelled pretty extensively and spend a lot of time on the Island, and I can honestly say that I have never seen a place with so many annoying, self-absorbed, flakey-follower type idiots as The Okanagan, especially Kelowna. Everyone here has something to prove, they all have to have the same stupid decals on the back of their truck/Audi/BMW's, or beat up Pontiac Sunfires for the more fiscally challenged, on and on. People here have no imagination at all, and just blindly follow and copy everyone else. Really pathetic. In general, a very overrated and overpriced place, especially considering it only gets maybe 5 or 6 months of really nice weather a year.



Change the decals from Metal Mulisha to Stop Site C Dam and you have the same BS on the island. I'll take clean and showered over stinky and unkempt hippies any day. All these whiners sound like the type that they claim have ruined it here.

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Re: Do you feel happy living in the Okanagan?

Postby 7600736 » Dec 26th, 2017, 4:16 pm

jsytnick wrote:
7600736 wrote:
Yep, pretty much sums it up for me. I've travelled pretty extensively and spend a lot of time on the Island, and I can honestly say that I have never seen a place with so many annoying, self-absorbed, flakey-follower type idiots as The Okanagan, especially Kelowna. Everyone here has something to prove, they all have to have the same stupid decals on the back of their truck/Audi/BMW's, or beat up Pontiac Sunfires for the more fiscally challenged, on and on. People here have no imagination at all, and just blindly follow and copy everyone else. Really pathetic. In general, a very overrated and overpriced place, especially considering it only gets maybe 5 or 6 months of really nice weather a year.



Change the decals from Metal Mulisha to Stop Site C Dam and you have the same BS on the island. I'll take clean and showered over stinky and unkempt hippies any day. All these whiners sound like the type that they claim have ruined it here.



Wow, don't we like to generalize. Sorry, but the "stinky and unkempt hippies" that you refer to were pretty much gone from the Island by the end of the 80's, which, by the sounds of things, was the last time you visited there. BTW, I lived there during most of the 70's (I'm born and partially raised in Kelowna), and pretty well all of our friends back then could have been classified as hippies, but I don't recall any of them being especially unclean or odorous.
What it boils down to is a difference of cultures - Island culture is very different from interior/Okanagan culture. Island culture is much more genteel, down to earth, egalitarian, and artsy whereas Okanagan culture has a very redneck, white trash, snotty, me me me kind of a vibe, which I find abhorrent. And, I really can't stand the way so many people here think that living in Kelowna somehow makes them better than everyone else. Just pathetic. It is a beautiful place, but there are places that are much, much nicer, with people who are also much, much nicer. Kelowna was a wonderful place to live years ago - safe, clean, uncrowded, no traffic issues - but it's been ruined by greed, crime, drugs, incompetence, and too many idiots wanting to live here. It's just a complete loony bin now, and I'm tired of living a loony bin.
And so, I have begun the process of relocating to the Island. It'll take awhile, but when the day comes for me to leave, it'll feel very nice indeed to finally close the book on this over-hyped backward town. You can have it. Enjoy.
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Re: Do you feel happy living in the Okanagan?

Postby Bsuds » Dec 26th, 2017, 4:26 pm

The best thing you can do for yourself if you are not happy where you are living is move to where you will be.

Unless you are moving away from Family or really good friends chances are you won't be missed anyway cause if you aren't happy you are probably miserable as well.
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Re: Do you feel happy living in the Okanagan?

Postby 7600736 » Dec 26th, 2017, 4:59 pm

Bsuds wrote:The best thing you can do for yourself if you are not happy where you are living is move to where you will be.

Unless you are moving away from Family or really good friends chances are you won't be missed anyway cause if you aren't happy you are probably miserable as well.


Nope, not miserable at all - got a hot, young girlfriend, a great job with great pay, two nice cars, and own my house. I just hate Kelowna, and can't wait to leave. But, I'm grinnin' ear to ear, my friend :biggrin: .
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Re: Do you feel happy living in the Okanagan?

Postby Queen K » Dec 26th, 2017, 5:02 pm

Can't wait to leave Kelowna? Prove you have a new address and I'll donate 10 bux to your moving costs in happiness that one more person is gone. Two less cars. :up:
Could it be that a whole life can shift the day one starts telling the truth about what makes one happy? ETA: sometimes I out-clever myself and sabatoge happiness. How does that work?

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Re: Do you feel happy living in the Okanagan?

Postby Bsuds » Dec 26th, 2017, 5:11 pm

Queen K wrote:Can't wait to leave Kelowna? Prove you have a new address and I'll donate 10 bux to your moving costs in happiness that one more person is gone. Two less cars. :up:


Will you donate if I just go on a holiday?
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Re: Do you feel happy living in the Okanagan?

Postby 7600736 » Dec 26th, 2017, 5:27 pm

Queen K wrote:Can't wait to leave Kelowna? Prove you have a new address and I'll donate 10 bux to your moving costs in happiness that one more person is gone. Two less cars. :up:


Keep your money, honey...I don't need it. Thanks for your message, BTW. It just further proves my opinion regarding how mean and nasty people are in this town. You sound like the miserable one. Anyway, Kelowna is my hometown, and I've lived here for 27 years, so I am very qualified to think however I want about this place. I've earned that right.

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Re: Do you feel happy living in the Okanagan?

Postby flamingfingers » Dec 26th, 2017, 6:00 pm

There are many nicer, kinder, less pretentious/costly and more scenic places to live than Kelowna. Left in 2011 and will NEVER live in Kelowna/West Kelowna again!
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Re: Do you feel happy living in the Okanagan?

Postby alanjh595 » Dec 26th, 2017, 6:13 pm

flamingfingers wrote:There are many nicer, kinder, less pretentious/costly and more scenic places to live than Kelowna. Left in 2011 and will NEVER live in Kelowna/West Kelowna again!



HIGH FIVE FF. I feel the exact same way. I can't wait to get out of the cesspool.
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Re: Do you feel happy living in the Okanagan?

Postby Queen K » Dec 26th, 2017, 6:30 pm

Ya, you see you did something about how you feel, but that guy? He's still hanging on.

I'm not miserable here, I'm sick of the put downs by people who move here expecting....what? What the heck were you expecting? I'm none of those things you're describing and neither are, well, any people I've met here. Maybe you were unlucky but I know wonderful people.

I do want to experience other parts of BC, but not spitting on the Kelowna on my way out. Gezzz.
Could it be that a whole life can shift the day one starts telling the truth about what makes one happy? ETA: sometimes I out-clever myself and sabatoge happiness. How does that work?

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Re: Do you feel happy living in the Okanagan?

Postby tsayta » Dec 26th, 2017, 7:43 pm

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Re: Do you feel happy living in the Okanagan?

Postby LANDM » Dec 27th, 2017, 4:45 am

7600736 wrote:
Bsuds wrote:The best thing you can do for yourself if you are not happy where you are living is move to where you will be.

Unless you are moving away from Family or really good friends chances are you won't be missed anyway cause if you aren't happy you are probably miserable as well.


Nope, not miserable at all - got a hot, young girlfriend, a great job with great pay, two nice cars, and own my house. I just hate Kelowna, and can't wait to leave. But, I'm grinnin' ear to ear, my friend :biggrin: .


And yet you say:
whereas Okanagan culture has a very redneck, white trash, snotty, me me me kind of a vibe, which I find abhorrent. And, I really can't stand the way so many people here think that living in Kelowna somehow makes them better than everyone else. Just pathetic.


Sounds like you are fitting right in!

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Re: Do you feel happy living in the Okanagan?

Postby Clipper » Dec 27th, 2017, 8:58 am

I've lived all over AB, northern BC, and Belize and don't mind living an hour south of "Hollywood North" unless I have to go to Kelowna for some reason or other.
My biggest peeve is the sunshine taxes and business attitudes but that"s easily solved by buying fuel and a lot of groceries across the border and shopping online for items the local businesses try to scalp us for. The "if we don't have it, you don't need it" attitude doesn't work for me at all.
The weather is great as long as the cherry blossoms don't freeze and it stays below +40C
BUT...I haven't been T-boned in a Kelowna intersection yet and I haven't had a junkie try to kick the door in yet either.
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