A luxury area in the Europe side of Istanbul – Sariyer

Sariyer is one of the 39 districts of Istanbul on the northern tip of the European side, where the Bosphorus connects with the Black Sea. It is the final stop of local passenger ferries. Some of the major neighborhoods in this district are Buyukdere with many old summer houses, Rumeli Kavagi with many fish restaurants, Rumeli Feneri with fishing boats and a lighthouse near a ruined fortress, and Kilyos famous for its beaches. There are also summer residences belonging to some of the foreign embassies along Sariyer’s coastline.

During the summertime, beaches in Kilyos get very busy, this is where local people go swimming in the Black Sea. And during summer evenings all moderate fish restaurants at Rumeli Kavagi become crowded especially at the weekends and holidays. After Rumeli Kavagi there are a few small villages and many green areas. Koc University is also on the road to Rumeli Feneri.

A few kilometers inland of Sariyer, on the road to Kilyos, there is Belgrade forest which took its name after the conquest of Belgrade by the Ottoman army. It’s a huge forested area with some small lakes and used to be the hunting ground of the Ottomans. Now, the forest is very popular for picnickers and joggers in every season.

Sariyer has a fine private museum, the Sadberk Hanim Museum founded by Koc family, the richest in Turkey. A superb archaeological and ethnographic collection is housed in two old wooden houses.

The small pier connects the district by water to other neighborhoods of Istanbul along the Bosphorus.

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History of Sariyer district

As mentioned in the introduction, Sariyer district was once a small neighborhood, and it was considered a poor fishing village. But gradually the fate of this neighborhood changed, and it became the summer residence of the rich in the Ottoman capital. During the Ottoman Empire, the area was the hunting ground of kings, and later in the 18th and 19th centuries, the coast was filled with large villas and colorful mansions, inhabited by wealthy merchants.

Since then, Sariyer district has received a lot of attention and its popularity has increased day by day. Many embassies built their summer residences in the area due to the mild climate. With the construction of the coastal road in contemporary era, the attention to the region increased a lot, and the price of property in it also increased sharply. It became a district for the rich, businessmen, politicians, and celebrities of Turkey.

Features of Sariyer district

It is necessary to know that living in Turkey requires a correct and accurate knowledge of its regions. This is especially important if you are planning to live in Istanbul. In this section, we discuss about the most important features of the Sariyer re

Let’s review the features of Sariyer district, neighborhood by neighborhood:

  • Emirgan Neighborhood: One of the best and unique neighborhoods to buy a villa in Sariyer district.
  • Reşitpaşa neighborhood: it is a combination of modern and commercial areas, and of course some part of it is dedicated to deprived areas.
  • Istinye neighborhood: one of the most modern shopping malls in Turkey is located in the area. It has unique beach villas.
  • YeniKoy: Another luxury area of Sariyer district, where many forest villas are located.
  • Tarabya: One of the oldest neighborhoods in the Sariyer district, which is now one of the classiest neighborhoods in the region. And a part of Marmara University is located there.
  • Büyükdere: it is one of the quiet areas of Sariyer and in recent years, the construction of luxury residential towers has increased.
  • Bahçeköy: it has been highly regarded since 1990 and is considered one of the reasonable neighborhoods in Sariyer for living.
  • Zekeriyaköy: it may be considered the most expensive area in the whole of Istanbul, and the villa of many Turkish celebrities is in the area.

Facilities of Sariyer district of Istanbul

Undoubtedly, to buy a property or rent an apartment in the Sariyer district of Istanbul, you need to be aware of its amenities. The most important principle in buying a property in Turkey is to pay attention to the amenities of that region, because the value of your property will be directly related to the amenities of the region.

Fortunately, the Sariyer district of Istanbul is not inferior in terms of amenities and entertainment, and in this respect, it is one of the richest areas in the whole of Istanbul. From the public transportation system to the recreation centers, everything has made Sariyer district one of Istanbul’s top destinations. In the following, we will review some of these amenities.

Initially, you should know that some of the best universities in Turkey are located in the Sariyer district of Istanbul, which can be mentioned as follows:

  • Beykent University
  • Koc University
  • Işık University
  • Boğaziçi University
  • Teknik University

In the next step, another issue that is highly important is the existence of health centers, and fortunately some of the best medical centers in Turkey are located in the Sariyer district:

  • Acibadem hospital
  • İsmail Akgün hospital
  • Metin sabanci hospital
  • Istinye hospital

Purchase price of property in Sariyer district

By buying a house in Sariyer district of Istanbul, you can easily get a residency in Turkey in the shortest time. So, without a doubt, this section can be considered the main point of the article! The Sariyer region has attracted a lot of immigrants in recent years. It is even more popular among the Turks themselves, and everyone aspires to have a villa in the neighborhood.

The statistics we have obtained indicate that the value of the property in the Sariyer district of Istanbul has increased by about 263% in the last four years! The average price of a 100-meter house in Sariyer district was around 5 million lira last month, and forecasts show that this price will increase in the coming months. This means that by buying a house in the area, you can get a Turkish passport with the least difficulty.


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