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Istanbul European Side Area Guide

The European side of Istanbul accounts for much of the metropolis’s fame. Its landmarks of the old part attract millions of tourists every year, while the new district is the shopping and nightlife centre of the whole country. Separated from the Asian side via the Bosphorus straits, it is currently undergoing a revival to modernise homes and neighbourhoods.

Dividing into many smaller districts, many homes for sale in European Istanbul offer potential buyers a huge choice from the budget apartments to luxury mansions. Sultan Ahmet, Taksim, Besiktas, Ortakoy district sit within the city centre, and you can find more information about them in our separate city centre guide. Otherwise, many up and coming districts of the European side of Istanbul will appeal to buyers.

The Suburban Lifestyle of European Istanbul

Residential Bakirkoy has it all. Just 20 minutes drive from the touristic district of Sultan Ahmet, it is home to Istanbul Ataturk airport, Atakoy Marina and the upper-middle-class inhabitants enjoy a community feel while knowing the benefits of city life are just a short distance away.

Encompassing seaside living with tea gardens and restaurants, the wealth of places to spend your money including large and modern shopping malls have made it a shopping metropolis. Residents also take advantage of a ferry boat service going to Asian Istanbul as well as the Princes Islands, a favourite daytime retreat at the weekends.

These days, many small neighbourhoods sit within the Bakirkoy district including Yesilkoy, an old Greek village with an affluent population, and many beautify spots. Florya is another neighbourhood of Bakirkoy, where apartments and villas for sale often sell in the higher price brackets because of its upper class and affluential status.

Excellent Value for Money in Beylikduzu

Further along the coastline, going away from the city centre, Beylikduzu will suit those looking for property for sale in European Istanbul with excellent value per square meterage. The region is experiencing a wave of interest from buyers looking at its potential for commercial and residential investment. It provides a side sea location with ample amounts of green space for families, and the New Istanbul Airport is just one-hour drive away.

The Exclusive and Luxury Lifestyle of European Istanbul

Despite the wealth of property in European Istanbul that is cheap and affordable, it also does luxury property on a grand and massive scale, unseen in the rest of the country. One area worth looking at is Sariyer, home of many millionaire villas and some of the most expensive real estate in Turkey.

Occupying the northern part of Istanbul, Sariyer consists of smaller neighbourhood sitting on the shores of the Bosphorus, that for many years, have been favourite retreats for wealthy and influential celebrities, executives and royalty. Considering the profile of residents, neighbourhoods like Tarabya, Emirgan and Istinye focus on rest, relaxation and leisurely pursuits such as shoreside afternoon walks.

Modern Living in European Istanbul

Another area worth looking at is Bahcesehir, of which the name translates to the green garden. Known for its vast fabricated pond, it is popular with working professionals, who want to be close to the Istanbul centre but away from the hustle and bustle.

Esenyurt is likewise another area that working professionals out of Istanbul are looking to for their weekend retreats. The many off-plan properties for sale focus on community living with onsite facilities such as swimming pools, shops, and restaurants, which double up as making these homes for buy-to-let investments.

To view the extensive range of real estate in European Istanbul, contact us today to arrange a viewing trip. Alternatively, browse our portfolio and just use the enquiry form to receive more information about any homes that grab your interest.




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