Sitting on the western coast of Turkey among the olive grove hills of the Bodrum peninsula, the coastal resort of Turgutreis, named after an Ottoman admiral, has for many years been a busy tourist hub, especially loved by British holidaymakers.
Indeed, many of them, lured by affordable apartments and villas for sale in Turgutreis, ended up moving and living there permanently. When you buy property in Turgutreis, you are opting into a multicultural community where locals speak English as a second language, and the joy of diverse living is on every corner.
Unlike other resorts of the Bodrum peninsula, residents tend to stay all year round in Turgutreis so even when the hot, dry summers have transitioned into mild winters; the town is still a hive of activity.
Things to Do in Turgutreis
Situated on the far western tip of the Bodrum peninsula, the main airport is just over an hour’s drive away, meaning owners of apartments and villas in Turgutreis have all year-round transport options.
The central bus station in Bodrum town centre is also a brilliant way to explore the rest of the country but to stay close to home, use the local dolmus bus to get to surrounding resorts and attractions.
The low-key, rustic and beautiful resort of Gumusluk is just 15 minutes’ drive away. Otherwise, Bodrum town centre, the hub of shopping and nightlife as well as major attractions like the castle and underwater museum is just 30 minutes’ drive.
However, if you do not want to explore, there is plenty to do in Turgutreis. As the second largest town on the Bodrum peninsula, shops, bars and restaurants surround either side of the long straight road leading down to the beach.
The marina, harbour and beachfront are where summer vibes come to life. Long stretches of sand are home to sunbathers and swimmers, while the more adventurous holidaymakers hop onto one of the many daily boat trips cruising the coastline.
Shoppers must also schedule the weekly market into their agenda, because it is one of the biggest and best in the region, selling everything including souvenirs, clothing, household goods and a large, cheap choice of organic fruit and vegetables.
If the market is not enough to fulfil your shopping fix, Midtown shopping centre, just twenty minutes away offers a range of international brand name stores.
The nightlife mood focuses on family-friendly entertainment and recommended places to eat are long-standing family restaurants on the beach promenade. Serving up a variety of international cuisine, they also offer an outstanding Aegean sunset view, known to be one of the best in Turkey.
Real Estate in Turgutreis
Despite the roaring success of tourism and the expat communities, real estate in Turgutreis offers value for money and potential for long-term investment. Naturally, properties away from the coastline have lower prices, but also boast of stunning panoramic view of the pine clad hills leading down to the Aegean Sea.
The town’s portfolio also includes a variety of resale, new and off plan choices. Turgutreis’s distinctive character revolving around a family, friendly atmosphere sets it apart from other places on the Bodrum peninsula. So, future owners of property in Turgutreis will be pleasantly surprised at the alternative lifestyle their second home has to offer.