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Regions Preferred by Foreigners in Istanbul

Regions Preferred by Foreigners in Istanbul

Istanbul, like every other city has different neighborhoods with different identities. Naturally expats in Istanbul prefer to stay close to each other, like in any other city or country. At the end of the day, everyone prefers to see a familiar face or hear his or her mother language at least every once in a while.

The reason of this concentration might be as simple as proximity to a restaurant serving your local cuisine, a friend that has been lived in the neighborhood in the past or still living there, your taste of view, budget, or accessibility to your work, schools or living centers.

Everyone can have their own reasons; nevertheless whatever the reason might be expats have been concentrated on several neighborhoods.

Most Popular Regions in European Side of Istanbul

•    Maslak – Ayazağa District

Primary choice of people working in Maslak district

•    Valikonağı Street- Maçka Lane, Nişantaşı

Primary choice of people prefer to be close to living centers in walking distance

•    High-End Residential or Mix-Use Towers in Zincirlikuyu-Levent District

Primary choice of people, especially ranking managers with offices in Central Business District

•    Trump Towers, Mecidiyeköy

Secondary, more budget friendly choice of people working in Central Business District and want to have easy access to living centers

•    Levent -Akatlar- Etiler-Ulus Lane

Choice of people who prefer living in a more traditional but luxurious neighborhood

•    Arnavutköy-Sarıyer Bosphorus Lane

Choice of people who would like to be in a home with a view of Bosphorus or a traditional historical house, or at least in a traditional neighborhood of Istanbul

•    Tünel, Galata or Cihangir

Choice of people who would like to be in the core of living center and enjoy a more bohemian life

Popular Locations in Anatolian Side of Istanbul

•    West Ataşehir

Choice of people who would prefer to live in brand-new buildings or compounds and travel everywhere driving

•    Bağdat Caddesi

This district is actually a consisted of various neighborhoods; some with view of Marmara Sea and Prince Islands, some closer to metro stations, some closer to the railroad, some closer to marinas, etc… Nevertheless, a common feature of all is being a traditional high-end neighborhood with access to both sea and highways, accessible to the living centers in Anatolian side.

•    Beylerbeyi-Kanlıca Bosphorus Lane

Approximately same features with Arnavutköy- Sarıyer Bosphorus lane; which are facing each other.

Choice of people who would like to be in a home with a view of Bosphorus or a traditional historical house, or at least in a traditional neighborhood of Istanbul

At the end of the day, whatever your criteria may be Istanbul has it to offer. The most life easing action would be getting in contact with a proper professional consultant and finding the best option that will make your daily life in Istanbul is a bliss.