by BARB BROUWER
Sandra Kentel loves the small town feel that Salmon Arm offers and the friendliness of the people within it. The Shuswap has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few years and the pace of the real estate market drives that home.
“There are plenty of good reasons why people are coming to our community,” says the busy realtor. “Creative business owners are adding a welcome vibrancy and diversity to the downtown core – but in addition, they are looking for a more relaxed lifestyle.”
Young families are being drawn to a community that boasts world-class facilities in a stunning setting. With a population of roughly 20,000 people, Salmon Arm has many of the amenities you would expect to find in a larger community, but retains the peace and tranquility of a small town.
This four-season area is a big drawing card, providing outdoor opportunities for young and old within minutes of their back door. Whether it’s getting onto our favourite local trails to hike, bike, ski or snowshoe or taking advantage of all the rivers and lakes for boating and paddling adventures, our new residents are loving it here.
The added bonus of our proximity to larger mountain resorts and the international airport in Kelowna also check a lot of boxes for people.
“Between work and pleasure; rural and urban, big and small, Salmon Arm is the perfect place and I feel incredibly blessed to have been able to raise my family here,” Sandra says. “Being in real estate has allowed me to help other families discover why this community is such a special place – which is a huge reason why I love my career.”
Making others feel welcome and at home here is one of the things Sandra strives to do through her business. Her extensive knowledge of the community she grew up in offers and valuable insights into buying decisions for her clients.