Located in the Asian part neighboring Kadiköy, Ataşehir, Sultanbeyli, and Kartal make Maltepe in the middle of the Anatolian part of Istanbul. Its name means the hills of gold or money.
What makes Maltepe a fine location for buying a property in Istanbul?
It has moderate prices compared to its neighboring districts such as Kadiköy.
It has a great combination of a family-friendly environment, and an entertainment life environment as well.
It has one of the best coasts in Istanbul with beautiful parks, restaurants, cafes, sports fields, children’s playgrounds, and walking paths.
There are many residential projects that have been constructed recently and have high building standards, and unique structures.
It is the home of many universities such as Okan university Maltepe campus, Maltepe University, Marmara University, Üsküdar University, Istanbul Ticaret University, Yeditepe University, and Acibadem University.
It has many public and private medical centers and hospitals.
It has various public transportation means such as buses, minibusses, dolmus, railway, Marmaray, and the underline metro line M4.
It is mainly inhabitant by its local, with an increasing number of foreigners who are mainly university students or academics.
A Glance at Maltepe History
Surprisingly to many, though, Maltepe was a famous district throughout its history; it was known as Bryas after the Bryas palace. This palace was built by a Byzantine emperor Theophilos in an Arabic architectural style. Unfortunately, right now, we have only the ruins of the palace and, it is believed to be located in Kucukyali.
During the Ottoman period, Maltepe was considered as the second stop of the Ottoman army after Üsküdar. It is also believed that the conqueror of Constantine, Faith Sultan Mehmet has passed away in Maltepe while marching from Üsküdar to Gebze.
Before the 1970s Maltepe had one of the best beaches in Istanbul, known as Sureyya beach after Sureyyapasa who has a huge contribution to the area.
There are many monuments places in Maltepe as below: (unfortunately many of them were destroyed or demolished)
- Temple of Virgins
- Basibuyuk Sureyyapasa mosque
- Kucukyali archeology park
- Basibuyuk Daver Baba Tekkesi
- Feyzulla Efendi fountain
- Feyzullah Mosque and Turkish Bath
- Sureyye beach
- Remzi Pasa mansion (demolished)
- Fenerli Kosk
Maltepe today can be divided by two districts, a coastal area below the E5 road, and a more suburb and over hills area above E5. Maltepe has 18 neighbourhoods such as Bağlarbaşı, Feyzullah, Cevizli Yalı, Başıbüyük, Büyükbakkalköy, Zümrütevler, Girne, Esenkent, Altayçeşme, Gülensu, Gülsuyu, Küçükyalı, Altıntepe, Aydınevler, Çınar, Fındıklı, İdealtepe.
The prices of properties for sale in Maltepe in the suburb area, which is above E5, are considered reasonable and cheaper than the Maltepe apartments for sale in the coastal area because these areas are still under development. However, these neighborhoods are very friendly and comfortable to live in and buy a house in Maltepe Istanbul.
Also, although most of its real estate for sale is of low height buildings of 4, or 5 floors, especially in Zümrütevler, residents can still enjoy amazing views of the district alongside the Marmara Sea. That is because it is located on high lands.
As for the coastal area of Maltepe, it is one of the preferable areas to live in Asia, after Kadiköy. Its Maltepe properties for sale features are more modern, classy, and highly developed than the suburb areas of Maltepe.
Besides, located close to the sea, adds a lot to the district. Maltepe coast is one of the most breathtaking coasts in Istanbul with a spectacular view of the Islands.
Properties for sale in Istanbul Maltepe
Apartments in a gated complex with facilities for sale in Maltepe, Anatolian side of Istanbul
Located in the Anatolian side inside Maltepe district, this project is rising in an attractive location near the sea
65-164 m2 2-4
Different types of apartments close to the metro, Marmaray, and the coast in Maltepe
66-219 m2 2-4
New residential project in Maltepe with different floor plans and beautiful city, sea, and Islands view for sale.
60-260 m2 2-5
Residential apartments for sale on Bagdad Street Istanbul with a magnificent view of Princess Islands
Bagdad Street is one of the most popular streets on the Asian side of Istanbul, the project offers excellent capital gain potential
76-229 m2 2-5
This newly completed project in Istanbul stands out with the beautiful views the apartments are offering over the Princes' Islands
32-206 m2 2-4