What are the best places to buy villas in Istanbul?

Do you want to buy a villa in Istanbul? Get to know the best villas in Istanbul that are suitable for housing, investment and quiet life in the arms of nature.

What are the best places to buy villas in Istanbul?
2017-04-28 Last update 2021-10-19

What are the best places to buy villas in Istanbul?


Istanbul is characterized by authentic beauty and its inexplicable charm, becoming a favorite destination for tourists in big numbers. Istanbul's aesthetic features and the vitality of its life  have attracted thousands of seekers for the option of a distinctive residence in the upscale Istanbul Villa and its modern, well-served apartment complexes.

In this article, we talk about the best villas in Istanbul, the advantages of these areas, and other important information.

What are the best areas to buy villas in Istanbul?

Each area in Istanbul has its own characteristics and features. You can define each region based on its general character, location and type of business. For example; Zeytinburnu is well known for its commercial nature (garment and textile trade) and for its residential nature in ordinary residential buildings or modern complexes. It doesn’t do not contain villa projects unlike these areas:

Beylikduzu - luxurious villas with sea views

Beylikduzu is located on the European side of Istanbul and is bordered to the east by Avcilar, to the north by Esenyurt and Buyukcekmece, to the west by the Gulf of Buyukcekmece, and to the south by the Sea of Marmara.

Beylikduzu enjoys the development of its infrastructure and novelty, becoming a preferred destination for those wishing to reside or invest in real estate. Due to the fact that it has a coastline of approximately 13 kilometers and attractive views of the Gulf of Buyukcekmece, the coastal zone of Beylikduzu and many of the elegant internal neighborhoods of this region have hosted many modern and contemporary projects, into which the compass of investors has turned an aspiration to own its fancy villas.

One of the most important villa projects in Beylikduzu is the elegant and high-welfare Marina Marmara villas.

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Silivri - wonderful rural houses for housing and investment

To the west of Lake Buyukcekmece  and its municipality, at the European side of Istanbul, lies the magnificent municipality of Silivri with the beauty of its delightful nature, its environment combining the qualities of both the countryside and the city at the same time.

In Silivri, the luxury of living in its villas on the Sea of Marmara, and its beautiful orchards, with its distinctive tranquillity and calmness, is becoming an important home for those who wish to buy villas in Istanbul within these specifications.

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Catalca - tranquility and calmness away from the congestion

Catalca is located northwest of the famous Lake Buyukcekmece, in the European part of Istanbul. It is a rural area known for its vast green areas, fine orchards and horse farms.

Catalca is approximately 60 km from Istanbul city center and is one of the largest municipalities in Istanbul. It is bounded by Arnavutkoy, Buyukcekmece, and Silivri as well as the city of Tekirdag, which is adjacent to its western side, and by the Black Sea, which borders on its northern side with a long coast on it.

For those who seek the pleasure of staying in villas of a country nature, the beautiful Catalca villas are a real opportunity to reside in the arms of nature.

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Uskudar - villas on the Asian side are overlooking the Bosphorus

On the far west side of Asia, on the side of the important Bosphorus, the most important investment opportunities for real estate ownership are located in Istanbul, and villas in Turkey in general, within the magnificent Uskudar region.

There is no doubt that the high real estate value of this region is closely related to its exceptional beauty, which is rare in its existence around the world. It has therefore become an aspiration for  investors wishing to own and buy villas in Istanbul with the highest standards of upliftment and the most beautiful views of all.

Uskudar is known for its temperate climate, for its maritime views of the Bosphorus and the Marmara Sea, and for its pleasant green environment, with an exceptional view of the European side of the city.

Uskudar is connected to the city center by the 15 July Martyrs Cross Bridge over the Bosphorus, the Eurasia Transit Tunnel underneath, as well as the Marmeray Metro Line, and sea ferries of a tourist nature.

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Arnavutkoy - an investment promising area closer to Istanbul Airport

Close to the Black Sea, in the northwestern city of Istanbul, specifically in the north of the municipality of Basaksehir, lies the municipality of Arnavutkoy. Arnavutkoy is famous for its embrace of the world's largest airport, Istanbul New Airport, which has become an undisputed global destination, connecting the east and west of the world.

Belgrade's famous forests span widely near the municipality of Arnavutkoy, and its municipality has a distinctive take on its estates, in particular, which have become an appropriate destination for villas for sale seekers in Istanbul with the best prices and the highest advantages.

It’s recommended to read our article on real estate investment in Turkey.

Tips when looking for villas for sale in Istanbul for housing or investment

The choice of location when making a decision to buy villas in Istanbul depends on the location of your business and your activity in Istanbul.

The best areas to buy villas in Istanbul

The calm of the place should be taken into account, and the location should be somewhat close to tourist and recreation areas, as well as acceptable service limits.

In addition, defining the purpose of ownership makes it easier, even if your purpose is to buy a villa in Istanbul where you live; you have to bear in mind that its financial value is not the most important thing for you, but the most important thing for you is to choose the right place.

However, if your goal is to invest only in real estate, make your budget price-dependent and low, so look for villas in vital places in Istanbul and compare their prices, and always choose the cheapest ones, and the best in place, because they will be the best in terms of investment.

We also advise investors to look for villas close to famous tourist areas, which attract many tourists permanently, as this plays a key role in improving the villa's investment by renting or offering it for sale.

There is no doubt that villa features with sea views give the investor many opportunities when deciding to sell.

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