Quite often we receive a request for property in Antalya that sounds something like: “Hello, I would like to buy a property in Antalya but I have no idea which area to choose.” So, here is a short review of the popular districts of Antalya.
Why buy a property in Antalya?
Antalya is a large city with a population of 2.426 million people. It has one of the biggest international airports in Turkey (AYT). Has an absolutely gorgeous climate, rich history and fantastic nature. There are so many places to see. Food enthusiasts will appreciate the wide variety of restaurants. Besides, Antalya is an international city that welcomes everyone.
Which region of Antalya is the best for living?
The city of Antalya is administratively divided into 3 large districts: Muratpasa (centreand east), Konyaalti (West) and Kepez (north).
Konyaalti is divided into 7 districts. The most popular districts among foreigners are:
Hurma, Liman, Sarisu triangle. The western part of Antalya. Lots of foreigners live here permanently. There are plenty of shops that suit European taste. They even have a pork shop.
Antalya city centre – 7 km.
Hurma region is located at the foot of the Taurus Mountains between the Bogachai River in the west and the Sarisu region in the east. The distance to the beach is 1-3.5 km.
The Liman area is located on the seashore between the cargo port, Hurma district and the Bogachai River. There are many cafes for every taste, a bazaar every Tuesday, a municipal beach and several beautiful private beaches.
Antalya city centre – 2 km.
Pebble beach. Plenty of private beaches.
Sarisu is located at the foot of the Taurus. From many properties in this area there are beautiful views of both the mountains and the sea. There is a cable car to the Tunektepe mountain with stunning views of Antalya. The sandy and pebble beach is located about a kilometre away. There is also a ladies-only beach.
Real estate prices in Sarisu are lower than in Hurma and Liman and the apartments are more comfortable. However, that district has one drawback that compromises all its advantages – there are water treatment facilities that occasionally emit unpleasant odours. The Antalya government has committed to solve this problem in the near future. In the meantime, you have a great opportunity to purchase a luxury apartment at a very attractive price.
Antalya city centre – 9 km.
Muratpasha: the centre of Antalya includes the historical centre of Antalya – Kaleici, and the popular regions of Lara and Kundu.
While Kaleici is all about the little boutique hotels and pensions, the rest of the city Сentre is a melting pot of offices, shops, restaurants and so on. The centre of Antalya is the settlement for locals.
Lara. The east of Antalya is called Lara. It is directly located on the cliffs. There are practically no hotels in this western part of the district, mostly residential complexes. Local beaches are located on rocks or on wooden platforms. Here you will find the most expensive apartments in Antalya. The views from the front line properties are stunning.
Antalya city centre – 5 km.
Kundu overlooks the sandy Lara beach. This neighbourhood starts from the Club Hotel Sera and stretches east to the city border. There are several lovely luxury villa projects available.
Antalya city centre – 9 km.
Kepez: is in the north of Antalya. It is quite a large region. Located some distance from the sea, Kepez has very reasonable real estate prices. The upper Duden waterfall is located in Kepez.
How to choose a region for living? Checklist.
I. You need to answer several questions to form your request to real estate agent:
1. First of all, budget. How much are you ready to spend?
A) Up to 80.000 EUR B) 80.000-120.000 EUR C) 120.000-200.000 EUR D) Price does not matter
2. Which type of beach do you prefer?
A) Sandy B) Rocky C) Pebble D) Not Important
3. Which type of property you prefer?
A) Apartment B) Villa
4. Distance from the sea?
A) First line B) Walking distance C) Short drive D) Does not matter
5. Which facilities are you seeking?
A) Kids friendly, Education B) Sports C) Health care D) Party places
II. Ask your questions on the Facebook forums. Learn from the people who are already living there.
The expat communities are a very useful resource to assist your decision making process. Who can advise you better than new locals?
III. If you are still unsure about what you actually want, the best option is to rent a place and spend a few months there.
Because nothing beats a personal experience.
We wish you success in finding your best spot in Turkey!