Why Buy Property in Antalya?
The Antalya region on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey has an international name for itself as a holiday destination but also expat haven. Previously called Pamphylia in history, even then, it was a pivotal transport and sea trading hub. These days, it still receives admirable attention worldwide and for many good reasons.
Big Changes are happening
The Konyaalti beach district is gaining international interest with the recent announcement of a new marina project. Marketed as a prestigious hub of the yachting and sailing Turkish Riviera, the future Boğaçay Marina will create a new beach and include docking spaces for yachts and boats.
Therefore, interest in property around the area has increased with investors looking for a 3 to 5-year return on investment. One-bedroom apartments, just 300 metres away from the planned project are in high demand because they provide exactly that. Property in Antalya has become extremely popular these days not only by foreign investors but also for the locals who believe in Antalya.
Builders in the Konyaalti area are also tapping into the upscale theme that the new marina will bring. Luxury properties, just 100 metres away from the existing beach, include all modern facilities such as a communal fitness centre and gym, as well as underfloor heating and an up to date smart home system. The Konyaalti beach district is definitely going upmarket!
It is the Golfing Capital of Turkey
When three proactive organisations get together to promote one of the world top sports, results are bound to be impressive, and that is exactly what happened with Turkey’s entrance to the golfing industry. In 2012, The Turkish golf federation, Turkish Airlines, and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism embarked on a promotional campaign highlighting the Antalya district of Belek as the golfing capital of Turkey, and it worked.
By 2015, the golf courses of Belek were the setting for many international championships and the KMPG golfing industry knowledge databank ranked Turkey as a rising star. Naturally, with all the sudden interest in golfing holidays, hotels and holiday homes cashed in and many people are surprised, that property prices have remained low therefore adding a good investment to their future capital.
Sixteen championships golf courses are located nearby, but another big lure is the beaches and holiday vibes of Belek. Therefore, a family, with only one golf-loving enthusiast can still enjoy a well-balanced holiday.
From Budget to Luxury Property
Such is the diversity of the Antalya region, construction and building companies do a marvellous job of catering for both budget and luxury buyers. This means a large portfolio of apartments, villas and land awaits everyone.
While the city centre can boast of luxury properties with all modern cons and the latest in architectural design, further on the outskirts, places like the small coastal resort of Side offer charming budget apartments for holidays or a buy to let income. Including other resorts like Alanya, Kemer, and Kas and Kalkan on the far outskirts, buyers really do have a high chance of finding exactly the property they are looking for.
It is a Multicultural Destination
While many foreign buyers in Turkey want to indulge full heartedly into the local customs and traditions, the language barrier often stops them. Hence they gravitate to places where locals speak foreign languages. Antalya, as the second most popular tourist destination in the country, has for many years, been a huge community of bi-lingual locals.
English as a foreign language is widely spoken yet many locals also speak Russian, French, and German. The result is a pain-free buying process for foreigners, and many choose to make it their permanent home, boosting Antalya’s already existent expat community.
The City Centre has two of the Best Beaches in Turkey
Lara beach, one of the longest in Turkey, portrays the perfect image of a sun, sea, and sand holiday. Such is the admiration for this golden utopia, an annual sand sculpting contest brings together artists to create marvellous replicas of icons, statues, and landmarks from around the world. Sitting roughly 10 kilometres from the old town centre, rental sun loungers, and umbrellas as well as establishments selling food and drink cater for beach lovers every need.
Likewise for the nearby Konyaalti beach, that although pebbly attracts hundreds of swimmers and sunbathers in the peak summer months. Both Lara and Konyaalti are the perfect settings for beachfront property, and places are in high demand. The full sea view and roof top terraces are ideal for al fresco dining, and suit everyone who dreams of a coastal lifestyle.
The Transport Network is State of the Art
One of the key factors for anyone buying property in Turkey is the transport network, and Antalya delivers everything it promises and more. As well as an impressive bus system connecting the region with the rest of the country, Antalya has one of the best airports in Turkey. Annually handling more than 20 million international passengers, as well as domestic routes, recent renovation projects have enabled the airport to operate at maximum efficiency.
Of course, anyone who likes to hit the open road in their own car will also find it easy to get about the region because of the D400 coastal road. Running from the east to the west of the country, it cuts through the heart of all the small towns and villages of Antalya, so sightseeing and exploring is fun and easy.
It Is All About Outdoor Living
As to be expected, any destination on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey has a gorgeous summer climate. Perhaps one of the bigger lures for Antalya though is the mild winter weather that other places such as the Aegean coast and Istanbul lack. In Antalya, it is possible to walk around in February in a t-shirt or in January to enjoy the sun on your face. Typically, these months in other towns and villages are wet, windy, and freezing forcing local citizens to huddle up indoors, but Antalya encourages outdoor living all year round.