With around 30 million tourists heading to Turkey each year, it is no surprise that more and more tourists are turning into expats, adding to the ranks of foreigners who have purchased real estate in Turkey. With the standard of living increasing on a yearly basis and the infrastructure and development of the country providing a rapid rise in quality of life, the questions would-be expats are asking is: where to live? With 770,000 square miles to choose from, the abundance of choice can prove to be a difficult one to make: in this blog we provide you the most popular and best areas for expats to live in Turkey.
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There are two types of people who move to Turkey: the planners, who spend time researching their new country and all their new lives will bring, and the impulsive, who dive in headfirst, making it up as they go along. Which group you belong to can greatly impact your chances in a new country. However, as much as you plan for the concrete there will always be a few things you hadn’t anticipated. We look at some of the most common mistakes people make when they move to Turkey - and how you can combat them.
An environmentally-friendly building in Sisli heralds a new era of sustainable buildings in Turkey. The country already rates in the global top 10 ranking for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design due to the strides it's made in the industry, and Oxygen Istanbul represents the pinnacle of the green movement - while also embracing quality building and design, and a superb investment opportunity.
Sophisticated and cool, with some of the peninsula's best beach clubs, Turkbuku has always been popular with holidaymakers - including Turkish celebrities. Now, this beautiful summer spot is becoming one of the most popular spots on the peninsula for property investment. Read on to discover why.
Many visitors to Turkey are surprised by the huge variation of mezes on offer at even the smallest of restaurants. Eaten before the meal or as a side dish, Turkish mezes are bursting mouthfuls of flavour. Freshly made with local ingredients, mezes are an integral part of dining in Turkey, and should always be enjoyed slowly, with good company and plenty of raki or cold beer.
Istanbul's contemporary art is bold, beautiful and breathtaking. It's little wonder that the creative output from Turkey's largest city is beginning to be recognised around the world. Explore Turkey's most prominent modern artists, and discover the prime places to soak up the contemporary art scene while visiting Istanbul.
With his determination to create functional yet beautiful living spaces filled with innovative objects and his philosophy of democratic design, Philippe Starck's become a household name in the creative world. His new G by Yoo project in Istanbul's Media Highway is well placed to cause a sensation among investors and city professionals. Property Turkey is pleased to present our clients with an exclusive discount and payment plan. Contact us to find out more.
While kings built palaces, armies built magnificent castles to defend their strongholds. The numerous castles dotted around Turkey are - thankfully - not in use in a defensive capacity, and are instead impressive tourist destinations, a window into Turkey's 3,500-year-old past and an opportunity to learn about a fascinating culture.
The once sleepy fishing village has been transformed into a sophisticated, cosmopolitan centre - while managing to retain the authentic atmosphere that's ensured its top spot with tourists. Yalikavak's prosperity has had a knock-on effect on its property market, and marina property is booming. Discover why this beautiful town is an ideal place for property investment.
The small fishing village of Gumusluk is a picturesque spot on the Bodrum peninsula. Its fame has grown in latter years thanks to its fabulous seafood restaurants and an annual classical music concert, but this small seaside centre is still a lovely place for a holiday home - or even a year-round residence as Bodrum's reputation as an expat hub continues to grow.