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Anyone looking to buy a property in Taksim Beyoglu is tapping into the heart of new Istanbul, and the centre of nightlife, art, entertainment and shopping in Turkey’s most prominent city. Known as Pera in history, it sits on the European side with the Golden Horn separating it from the nostalgic part of Istanbul.
Despite its central location and prominent portfolio, its population is small at just over 243.000 people but for many decades’ foreigners and their love affair with the area have made it a bustling hub around the clock.
Real estate in Taksim Beyoglu Istanbul owners enjoy being near the 1.4-kilometre Istiklal Avenue, the busiest street not only in Istanbul but in Turkey. With frequent and cheap transport links to the rest of Istanbul from here, it really is like having everything on your doorstep.
Anyone who buys apartments in Taksim for sale, Istanbul can encounter a massive range of social and entertainment centers. Shops, banks, restaurants, art galleries, museums, churches, and much more line both sides of the street starting in the Taksim area and leading its way through various sections to the Golden Horn Karakoy district. Istiklal Avenue is also a major tourist attraction in it own right.
There are many advantages for acquiring flats in Taksim Beyoglu, but one of the most important ones is the area being the heart of the city. Given its high-profile status, prices of houses for sale in Taksim Beyoğlu are higher than outskirt districts, but for buy-to-let investors, there is much potential because this side of the city is just as popular as the historical part for tourism.
Houses and villas in Taksim Beyoglu rarely come on the market and in old built-up districts, sometimes need renovation. Waterfront houses, in places like Tophane are called yalı mansions and because of their historical and prestigious status are the most expensive real estate market in Turkey, often reaching sales of 500.000 USD upwards. However, many apartments for sale in Istanbul Taksim Beyoglu are spacious and ideally suited for 4 or more people including families.
Karakoy neighbourhood is renowned for a variety of transport links including huge cruise ships from around the world and local ferry services running daily to other districts. It sits by Galata Bridge, therefore linking the Beyoglu district with the Eminönü and Fatih districts.
As an old neighbourhood that has existed since Byzantine times, Karaköy’s most famous landmark is the Genoese Galata Tower, giving off a fantastic panoramic view from its 67-metre-high rooftop restaurant. Karakoy’s other claims to fame are seafood restaurants and funky roadside cafes. The Jewish Museum of Turkey, and 6 synagogues are within the Karaköy district.
Sitting north of the Golden Horn, Kasimpasa is an old district, steeped in maritime history. 120 Ottoman navy ships, the Turkish Naval Academy and the Istanbul Naval Command, were all based there, but these days, it keeps a more low-key atmosphere.
A massive fire in 1821 destroyed much of it and following that, it stayed a working-class district for harbour workers. Government investments including a sports complex and swimming pool have reinvented the area over the last 20 years, and it’s known as the birthplace of Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Steeped in a history of industrial works and as old quarters to Greek and Armenians communities, Tophane keeps a lower key atmosphere compared to other neighbourhoods, yet it still attracts many tourists who flock to see its park, an ancient fountain, and the Istanbul Modern Art Museum.
Cihangir and Çukurcuma
As a cool and trendy place to live in Istanbul, expats adore bohemian Cihangir that for many decades, artisans and intellectuals have flocked to. Orhan Pamuk, Turkey’s top-selling male author, is its most famous resident.
Its shopping scene differs from mainstream trends and most shops specialise in vintage items, designer boutiques and restaurant focus on high-end dining. Cihangir includes the Cukurcuma area. Famous for small antique shops, the Museum of Innocence, an award-winning project by Orhan Pamuk has also put it on the map.
Our local sales reps have in-depth knowledge about property for sale in Beyoglu Istanbul and other areas of Istanbul. Whether you want to buy a Taksim villa for sale, apartment, house or business premises, they are with you every step of the process for buying Turkish Real Estate.
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