Where to buy property in Istanbul

Istanbul is a large size city with over 15 million inhabitants. This beautiful city has a lot to offer for all tastes. Below is a summary of the most significant districts in Istanbul suitable for buying a property. You can follow the links for more information about each area, including a list of properties located there.

Istanbul Avcilar

Avcilar is a district that is located on the European side of Istanbul. It has boundaries to Esenyurt, Beylikdüzü, and Başakşehir. The most important fact about Avcilar is that the three most significant faculties of Istanbul University are located on the Avcilar Campus. 

Istanbul Bagcilar Basin Express Highway

Bagcilar is an important district in Istanbul's rapidly developing real estate locations. The district hosts the popular Basin Express Highway route which is the home for many newly developed large size residential projects in Istanbul.

Istanbul Bahcelievler

Bahcelievler quickly became a popular district by well-known building companies, developing high-end and impressive apartment and villa projects. This is one of the most popular areas of Istanbul when it comes to the quality of life. At the same time, the area has many historical places to visit.

Istanbul Bahcesehir

Bahcesehir is one of the most urbanized planned boroughs that is in touch with nature. It is also one of the first satellite cities of Turkey. There are beautiful villas and houses unified with this beautiful landscape. This part of Istanbul is truly a hidden gem.

Istanbul Basaksehir

The Basaksehir region has witnessed significant growth in recent years thanks to the improved infrastructure in the region.  The newly developed metro and bus transportation networks made Basaksehir more accessible. 

Istanbul Besiktas

Besiktas is a preferred destination for those who enjoy an active lifestyle, as Besiktas is considered a lively and "fun" district and is quite popular amongst the youth

Istanbul Bebek

Bebek is one of the historic and affluent locations sitting along the Bosphorus strait, neighboring Etiler and Arnavutkoy. It is close to Emirgan, Tarabya, and Istinye and one of the best places to visit. 

Istanbul Beykoz

Beykoz is one of the most preferred areas to live in Istanbul, thanks to its rich natural beauties, tranquil life away from the city’s hustles and bustles, and its rich historical texture.

Istanbul Riva

Riva is a historical village on the coast of Istanbul facing the black sea, its roots going hundreds of years back. Homes for sale in Istanbul Riva all have unique characters reflecting the style of this village.

Istanbul Beylikduzu

The real estate prices increasing in the Beylikduzu area caught the attention of property investors in Istanbul.  In addition, the new government-backed projects in Beylikduzu will further increase property prices substantially.

Istanbul Beyoglu

Beyoglu is the cosmopolitan heart of Istanbul. Every street is a unique architecture, from the well-known Istiklal Avenue to Galata, Cihangir, Karakoy, Taksim, and many more. Being one of the most diverse areas of Istanbul, the location is visited by so many walks of life every day.

Istanbul Buyukcekmece

Buyukcekmece is a suburban seaside district of Istanbul on the European side. Conveniently located and within close proximity to local amenities, such as shopping, schools and universities, health care facilities, and hospitals. Buyukcekmece also provides easy access to public transportation and routes, including TEM and E-5 Highway, making city commuting easily accessible.  This tranquil location surrounded by serene nature provides lots of privacy and is an ideal option suitable for family living. 

Istanbul Catalca

Çatalca district is one of the holidays stops close to the city center and a weekend holiday route for Istanbulites. It is full of beaches, trekking areas, museums, picnic and barbecue places, and beautiful villages.

Istanbul Esenyurt

Esenyurt is an up-and-coming, high-potential investment suburban district of Istanbul which has been undergoing major developments, adding value and making it a more attractive real estate investment location. If you want to buy an apartment in Istanbul and make a profitable investment, Esenyurt is one of the addresses to consider.

Istanbul Eyup

The Eyup Sultan Mosque has been built in 1458 by the famous architect Mimar Sinan. It is not only the landmark of this Istanbul district, but also a sacred place visited by Moslems from all over the world. 

Istanbul Florya

If you consider buying an apartment or a villa in Istanbul with spectacular sea views surrounded by greenery scenes, and in an elite neighborhood, Florya is one of the best locations for you.

Istanbul Gaziosmanpasa

Gaziosmanpasa is a developing working-class district of Istanbul. It is becoming one of the major investment districts of Istanbul with its new residential areas, shopping malls, and parks. It is close to crowded areas such as Zeytinburnu, Topkapi, Eminonu, Taksim.

Istanbul Kadikoy

Kadikoy and its neighborhoods offer plenty of properties and new real estate developments to choose from. Kadikoy's new developing areas are Fikirtepe, Umraniye, and Atasehir. Popular and sought-after locations are Acibadem, Goztepe, Caddebostan, and Suadiye along Bagdat Street, Erenkoy, Feneryolu, and Moda. Apartments on Bagdat Street have higher prices due to their popular location. 

Istanbul Kagithane

Kagithane is home to the 17th tallest building in Europe. Its central location, very close to the heart of Istanbul, makes Kagithane an excellent choice by the builders and the investors.  

Istanbul Kartal

Kartal, a desirable residential district in Istanbul on the Anatolian side, has been undergoing major improvements and developments and is on the fast track of becoming a sought-after district on the Anatolian side.

Istanbul Kucukcekmece


Kucukcekmece is a district situated on the European side of Istanbul with a coastline along the Marmara Sea and the beautiful lagoon called Kucukcekmece Lake.  It neighbors Avcilar, Basaksehir, and Bahcelievler. Kucukcekmece, with its great transportation axes, is becoming an industrial powerhouse of the city and attracts intensive interest in real estate. Its easy access to the Canal Istanbul area is additionally increasing the interest in this district.

Istanbul Maltepe

Property prices are moderate in Maltepe 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. 

Istanbul Pendik

Pendik is one of the important districts in Istanbul, hosted many different civilizations throughout history. There are plenty of must-visit spots in Pendik.

Istanbul Sariyer

Sariyer is a beautiful old district, peculiarly situated between the Bosphorus Strait and the Black Sea, having many elegant and luxurious properties in Istanbul.

Istanbul Sisli

Sisli is an upscale and highly sought-after cosmopolitan district in Istanbul on the European side. Sisli is a preferred destination of Istanbul’s real estate market due to its central location, proximity to historical landmarks, and high rental returns.

Istanbul Uskudar

Uskudar is one of the oldest, most established, and iconic residential districts in Istanbul. There are many reasons why Uskudar is in high-demand in the Istanbul real estate market.

Istanbul Zeytinburnu

Zeytinburnu as per many real estate experts, marks as the hub of the real estate revolution in Istanbul. Many prestigious real estate projects are constructed on the coast which attracts local and foreign investors to buy properties in Zeytinburnu.