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Buyers of property for sale in Kartal Istanbul find it hard to believe they live in Istanbul, Turkey’s busiest and most significant city. Sitting on the Asian side, far away from the Fatih and Beyoglu central districts, its seaside ambiance and an extensive choice of leisure pursuits portray little of an urban lifestyle.
With a population of 600,000 residents, and covering 147,000 square meters, the area breaks down into 20 smaller neighborhoods giving property buyers lots of options of where to live. Surrounded by the neighboring districts of Pendik, Sancaktepe, Maltepe and Sultanbeyli, houses for sale in Kartal is far from the hustle and bustle of the city center, but close to tapping into city living benefits, everything is within easy reach.
Istanbul real estate investors with a middle range budget would do well to look at Kartal. With much potential for the future, a coastal position, good transport links, many shopping outlets and facilities, the price of apartments in Kartal for sale bracket is higher than other places in the city, yet the lifestyle is unrivaled.
Although villas in Kartal sometimes come on the market, trends focus on apartment living, from ground floor studios to six-bedroom penthouses. Kartal apartments for sale provides you with all the facilities you want. Due to its popularity with families, spacious flats in Kartal sell, and many sit within community projects and include facilities like gardens, walking paths, Turkish hammams, tennis courts, swimming pools and much more.
Like most coastal resorts, its history started as a small fishing village, although its name translated means eagle. Its strategic location made it an important district for the Byzantine, and Ottoman empires. It's transformation into the region we see today started in the late 20th century when officials constructed the first ferry port and the first Haydarpaşa to Pendik railway line.
These days, the local council is still forging ahead with making life better for residents. They’ve implemented many projects within communities to help women with skills, and arts and culture often feature on the social agenda. The Urban Regeneration project also aims to make it an environmentally friendly, green city.
To get to European Istanbul, D100 highway running through takes car drivers to the Eurasia tunnel and further on, the 15th July Bridge within half an hour. Owners of property in Kartal İstanbul can also choose from frequent and cheap transport methods like the sea bus, minibusses, and the Kartal Kadıköy M4 metro line. Many international and domestic flights fly into Sabiha Gökçen Airport, just 15 minutes’ drive away, and the Haydarpaşa-Gebze railway line also passes through.
Its long coastline and the front-row seat to the Marmara Sea makes Kartal a popular touristic destination, at weekends and during summer. Visitors have much more to enjoy though because the region also offers over 100 public, family parks, and gardens.
However, residents especially love the beautiful Aydos Forest where they enjoy outdoor sports including jogging, walking and cycling paths, fishing, picnic, hiking and lake activities, quad biking, and paintball.
A 15-minute ferry ride takes passengers to the famous Büyükada Island, with its impressive Ottoman architecture, vehicle-free streets, and delectable seaside restaurants. A longer ferry ride heads to Yalova, an up-and-coming district known for its green beauty.
Other prominent places for fun and relaxation include Dragos hill with its beautiful shoreline view, ancient Roman baths, square and center, Soğanlık, Yakacık square and the 12 kilometers, Balıklı lake, and beach.
Every summer, the local council organizes a cultural art festival, and prominent events within it include concerts, theatre performance, and art displays. The immense amount of leisure interests makes this region, one of the most family-friendly destinations in Istanbul.
Kartal has an Alevi temple, an Armenian Orthodox church but because the population is mainly Muslim, residents have quick and easy access to 70 mosques. With its historical status stretching back to the early 20th century, the main mosque is the most prominent and important.
Because it belongs to Istanbul, the huge choice of shopping venues satisfies anyone who wants to empty their wallets. Local weekly markets sell organic fruit and vegetable. Otherwise, supermarkets like Migros and BIM make a roaring trade by selling daily essentials.
However, Istanbul has an undying admiration for shopping malls (AVM), because they offer shopping, eating, and family entertainment all under one roof. Anatolian Marmara and Deepo are just two of many choices within an hour’s drive.
To receive more details about real estate in Kartal Istanbul, call us today and speak to one of our local sales representatives. Alternatively, to visit the district and see potential villas and apartments for sale in Istanbul Kartal that will compliment your real estate investment portfolio, opt for our viewing trip experience.
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