By. Justin Mays
Beylikduzu is one of the more newly constructed parts of Istanbul southwest of the city center on the Sea of Marmara. Recently established, it was initially inhabited by people looking for newer earthquake-safe builds. As a result, the population has grown from 3000 in the early 1990s to 365,000 in 2020. The housing stock’s affordability and quality are what made this area so popular today. With turnkey high-end properties available at very low prices, people from older districts and other parts of Turkey and beyond are flocking here.
Connection to main city arteries has also contributed to Beylikduzu’s population explosion. Being a planned development around the E-5 highway, something highly unusual in a historical city like Istanbul means that any bus coming from Yenibosna and Bakirkoy towards Buyukcekmece will get you there. Additionally, there is a subway line connecting to parts of the city, it is on the Metrobus express line, has a direct bus to Taksim, and there is a shuttle service to the Istanbul Airport. It is also connected to the TEM highway via the Hadikoy and Esenyurt service roads. It is a quick and smooth ride to anywhere you might like to go.
What once seemed like a far outpost of the city is now experiencing a wave of migration not only because of its accessibility but also for its development projects. It has one of the highest increases in land and property value in Turkey attracting smart investors who gain profits in a short period of time. Attracting investors from all over has also created a culture of welcoming newcomers to the area, you will find people from around the world and Turkey living there seeking first-class luxury properties for all budgets and types of families. People from around the city come to the area to shop as well. Beylikduzu is home to the most shopping malls per square km in Istanbul.
Another accolade is that Beylikduzu is very green and full of trees, matching many European cities for its sheer amount of green spaces. New luxury projects are under construction as well as public works projects like the IDO maritime transport station, a large botanical garden, and more. All of which will quickly drive up prices in the near future.
For now, Beylikduzu is affordable and popular with high capital appreciation and rental prospects making Beylikduzu one of the best options for someone wanting to get onto the property ladder in Turkey through real estate investment in Istanbul.