ive me land, lots of land under starry skies above,
Don’t fence me in.” The 1934 Cole Porter/Bob Fletcher song Don’t Fence Me In could have been written specifically for Calgarians Candy and John Anders.
The couple looked in B.C. and Alberta for a lengthy period with their detailed list of criteria to find the perfect retirement home — and that list had nature written all over it.
“We wanted recreation at our footstep, and a place that was not at the end of a road, but had interesting day trips around it,” says John.
“We like neighbours, but we wanted a bit of separation between properties, and a place where our friends and family would want to come.”
The wish list included a property with views, with mountains a preference.
“It was very hard to find in the peak of the boom,” John says. “There were visually-pleasing properties, but not at a reasonable price.”
But when they made their way from Vernon all the way down to Osoyoos, they finally found their dream location.
“We have three and a half acres of land on Anarchist Mountain just above Osoyoos on the eastern side in Regal Ridge development.”