Property buyers looking for an off the beaten track location would do well to look at Uzumlu. Sitting a 30-minute drive from Fethiye town centre on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, the small village is a scenic getaway combined with traditional Turkish lifestyles.
The name Uzumlu translates to grape place, but Turks sometimes call it Yesil (green) Uzumlu which is an exact reflection of the beautiful green mountain views that property owners wake up to every morning.
One of the advantages of buying property in Uzumlu is that its elevated mountain height lessens the scorching summer temperatures and humidity that is often a common complaint in the coastal resorts.
Shopping, Nightlife and Things to Do
Life revolves around the centre square with its small shops, bakery and of course, the traditional tea house, a focal point of every Turkish village. Anyone who buys an apartment or villa in Uzumlu with an aim to get back to nature and live off the land will find much inspiration from the Turkish locals who still grow their produce and adhere to the old-fashioned recipes using only pure organic methods.
Otherwise, vendors at the weekly market sell an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, while small shops are the source for other essential kitchen ingredients and Fethiye town centre, a short drive away is the one-stop place for everything such as clothes and furniture.
Nightlife in Uzumlu is distinctly low key. A few restaurants are popular with the expats and holidaymakers who own property in Uzumlu. Otherwise, most things to do, naturally focus on the great outdoors.
Photographers, trekkers and lovers of nature will enjoy flora and fauna of the surrounding hillsides and signs point the way to the abandoned city ruins of Cadianda, and its 1500-year-old ancient theatre. Local women have also formed a small charity group for those who want to give back to the community.
The Uzumlu Mushroom Festival
Although the village keeps a discreet and low-key ambience, the annual event that everyone looks forward to is the mushroom festival. Held every April, the three-day event pays homage to the rare and delicious morel mushroom. Tours exploring the countryside invite participants to learn how to pick the mushroom correctly, ensuring future growth.
Organisers also hold cooking demonstrations using the mushrooms and other wild herbs as ingredients. The festival is the highlight of the social calendar, attracting people from all around Fethiye who want to taste the mushroom, watch the traditional dance shows and buy homemade crafts from the locals.
Real Estate in Uzumlu
Much of the property for sale in Uzumlu sits on winding country lanes stemming off the main village square. Although there are a few apartments on the market, the portfolio mainly focuses on off-plan, new and resale villas.
Uzumlu is away from the coastline so private pools are a popular feature of many villas, although built to order home give the choice of replacing the pool space with a garden.
Potential property buyers are always pleasantly surprised at what you can get for your money. The real estate market of Uzumlu is not in high demand because of its mountain location, so the price per square meter is lower than popular resorts, towns and cities in Turkey.
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