This South Okanagan community isn’t just building an ambitious solar-generation facility on its outskirts–it’s seeking to create an entire Eco-Village nearby, for like-minded residents to live lightly on the land. Just three kilometres from downtown, it hopes to build a community hub and 47-acre park plus homes, all with First Nations and Indigenous perspectives in mind. Active transportation, including biking and hiking paths, would connect the community. summerland.ca
Buy here: 2023 BC Assessment value of a Summerland home: $790,000 (up 14% from 2022).