Licenced Real Estate Agency, TERRA Real Estate ® offers a wide range of apartments for sale in Istanbul and in the surrounding areas. As one of the pioneers in the Turkish real estate market, we are confident that our wide portfolio in Istanbul continuously offers unique opportunities.
If you are considering buying an apartment in Istanbul, all you need is to check our website and search for your dream property. Use the filters on the right side to refine your search.
Choosing the Best Apartments in Istanbul
If you have decided to buy an apartment in Istanbul, you will experience both fun and exciting process, but it will also be difficult work. Trying to find a flat in Istanbul can be stressful, especially if you're not sure what you're looking for or whether you can afford it.
However, don't worry! Here you are at the right place. As an expert, we will give you some suggestions to help you find the right property in Istanbul.
An Overview of Flats for Sale in Istanbul
Istanbul is located in the Marmara region in the northwest part of Turkey and occupies two continents Europe and Asia. As the heart of Turkey, Istanbul is a huge multicultural metropolis hosting about 16 million people, different cultures, and religions. Istanbul served as the capital of the three big empires, Rome, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empire. Thanks to its geostrategic location, Istanbul has always been a hot point for trade, business, energy, transportation, education, science, and tourism sectors.
Words are not enough to describe Istanbul. Istanbul offers the old and the new, great palaces and old mansions. You will find endless features to enjoy your life in Istanbul such as fish restaurants, nightclubs, cultural and social centers.
In addition to the rich social and cultural life, the Istanbul real estate market offers the best quality of Turkish apartments. Moreover, a huge selection of Bosphorus view apartments in Istanbul, sea-front mansions, flats in high-end complexes, and luxury apartments in mass housing projects can be purchased.
Istanbul boasts its first-class luxury complexes and super off-plan developments. Flats for sale in Istanbul are close to all social and modern amenities such as schools, universities, hospitals, business centers, shopping malls. On the other hand, if you wish, you can easily find Istanbul apartments to buy in many modern complexes away from the hustle and bustle of the city center.
Where to Buy an Apartment in Istanbul?
The unique geographic localization of Istanbul makes the real estate market really abundant. The city occupies a big part in the sales of Turkish properties to foreigners. As the city is a mix of old and new, different cultures and religions, luxury and economy, so varies the property market. You can choose between crowded areas in the city with rich facilities or peaceful suburbs and find luxury apartments in different areas with panoramic sea views, as well as cheap apartments in Istanbul.
Some of the selected locations on the European Side of Istanbul:
Avcılar: Avcılar is a district of Istanbul, just to the west of the Küçükçekmece inlet of the Sea of Marmara. Once a small village on the coast, Avcılar now is a crowded residential district, attracting more and more people.
Bahçelievler: Bahçelievler is a large middle-class residential suburb of Istanbul. It is accessible from the D.100 that runs from the Istanbul airport to the Asian side of the city. Bahçelievler is the northern neighbor of Bakırköy, with a similar area.
Bakırköy: Bakırköy is a coastal district of Istanbul, and one of the popular commercial centers. Public transport, ferry line, shopping, and trade centers, and proximity to many of the attractions in Istanbul make Bakırköy a desired destination for property hunters.
Bağcılar: Bağcılar is a suburban district of Istanbul, located behind Bahçelievler. The region is one of the developed districts of Istanbul in the field of public transportation. Since Bağcılar has a high capacity in terms of zoning and projects, there are too many brand new residential and villa complexes in the region.
Başakşehir: Thanks to its new residential complex projects, Başakşehir is a popular destination for property hunters on the European side of Istanbul. Proximity to numerous business centers makes Başakşehir more attractive for the white-collar middle class. Başakşehir is one of the ideal places to buy apartments for investment.
Beylikdüzü: Beylikdüzü is a coastal district, between Büyükçekmece and Avcılar. Becoming a popular residential area after the 2000s, Beylikdüzü offers sea view Istanbul apartments in nice residential complexes.
Beyoğlu: Beyoğlu is a cosmopolitan district, separated from the old city by the Golden Horn. Beyoğlu is one of the most popular areas in Istanbul, and home to well-known Taksim Square and Istiklal Street, and to the prestigious neighborhoods of Cihangir and Gümüşsuyu.
Beşiktaş: Beşiktaş is located on the European side of the Bosphorus Straits, and is home to a number of important sites in Istanbul. Such as Dolmabahçe and Yıldız Palaces, Bebek, Ortaköy, Kuruçeşme, and Arnavutköy. Beşiktaş ranks first among the districts of Istanbul due to its high quality of life, prosperity, and cultural level.
Büyükçekmece: Büyükçekmece is a district in the suburbs of Istanbul on the Marmara coast of the European side, and a large industrial area. Büyükçekmece is one of the ideal places for investment in seafront apartments, as well as luxury villas in Istanbul.
Esenyurt: After the construction boom of residential complexes in the past few years, Esenyurt became a popular residential area. Due to its brand new apartments with affordable prices, Esenyurt is one of the best places on the European side to look for bargain apartments in Istanbul for investment.
Eyüp: Eyüp, or Eyüpsultan, is a historical district of Istanbul, extending from the Golden Horn all the way to the Black Sea. With its religious sites, historical buildings, Pierre Loti Hill, Golden Horn, and the sea view, Eyüp is an attractive district for the real estate market.
Fatih: Fatih is the historical Constantinople within the walls and the capital district of Istanbul. Home to most of the historical sites, city walls, Bosphorus, monuments, and palaces, the region is an excellent place to own an exclusive apartment in Istanbul.
Gaziosmanpaşa: Gaziosmanpaşa is one of the developing districts of Istanbul. With its increasing population every year, it is one of the most crowded districts in Istanbul. The region is adjacent to Bayrampaşa, Esenler, Eyüpsultan and Sultangazi districts.
Kağıthane: Formerly a working-class district, Kağıthane is now one of the largest real estate development areas in the city. Due to its central location and easy access to public transport, Kağıthane is a desirable place with its investment apartments in residential complexes.
Küçükçekmece: Küçükçekmece is 23 km from the city center to the west on the European shore of Marmara Sea and lies on a lagoon called Lake Küçükçekmece. The relocation of schools, supermarkets, shopping centers, and other facilities to the district has made Küçükçekmece an important investment location.
Sarıyer: Sarıyer is the "north most district of Istanbul". It is a huge area consisting of villages from Rumelifeneri on the west of Bosphorus down through Tarabya, Yeniköy, İstinye, Emirgan, to Rumelihisarı. Compared to the other parts of the European side, Sarıyer is a calmer and more natural district. You can find amazing seafront apartments as well as historical mansions, semi-detached or detached villas with private pools in Sarıyer. However, it should not be forgotten that prices are higher than other districts of Istanbul.
Şişli: Şişli, a central district with developed public transportation and many infrastructures, is the shopping and trade center of Istanbul. The real estate market in Şişli is very fast since the demand is very high. This region is an ideal place for exclusive houses, as well as investment and resale.
Zeytinburnu: Zeytinburnu is a coastal district just outside of the city walls, beyond the fortress of Yedikule. With proximity to the old city, improved transportation, shopping centers, trade, sea view make Zeytinburnu an attractive place for real estate hunters.
Some of the selected locations on the Anatolian Side of Istanbul:
Ataşehir: Ataşehir is located between Kadıköy, Ümraniye, and Maltepe. Ataşehir, hosting headquarters and offices of many companies, is a trade and business center. With the recent construction boom in this district, Ataşehir offers newly built luxury residential complexes. Apart from the apartments, big shopping malls, private and government schools, hospitals, and other utilities make Ataşehir popular for property buyers.
Beykoz: Beykoz is a district at the northern end of Bosphorus, and one of the most pleasant and peaceful districts of Istanbul. You can find exclusive apartments with a breathtaking sea view in the green neighborhoods of Beykoz.
Kadıköy: Kadıköy is a large populous and cosmopolitan district on the Marmara Sea coast. This coastal district is a residential and commercial area, and with its numerous bars, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, and book shops, is the cultural center of the Anatolian side. Kadıköy is not only an ideal place to live but also has a high potential for investment as the real estate market is fast. It is also a good option for investment and resale apartments with sea views.
Kartal: Kartal is a district between Pendik and Maltepe. Despite being far away from the city center, Kartal is a populous district. New build sea view apartments in residential complexes at affordable prices and easy access to public transport, numerous shopping centers, as well as social amenities make Kartal a desirable location for real estate.
Maltepe: Maltepe is another coastal district of Istanbul, between Kartal and Kadıköy. Factors like proximity to Kadıköy and trade centers, big shopping malls, being close to the sea, improved public transport make Maltepe a popular district for sea view apartments. Also, the Dragos neighborhood on Dragos hill just by the sea offers exclusive houses for sale with amazing views of the sea and Prince islands.
Pendik: Pendik, a former fishing and holiday village between Kartal and Tuzla until the 1970s, is a shining district of Istanbul on the Anatolian side. Its beautiful seaside, 2 yacht marinas, shopping centers in the town center, and easy access to public transport make Pendik a desirable place. Also, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, ferry line to Yalova and Bursa, Formula 1 Pist, and fast train that goes through Anatolia are all in Pendik. Pendik is an ideal place to live away from the crowd and rumble of the city, but close enough to benefit from the blessings of the city. Pendik also offers a variety of apartments. You can find luxury seafront apartments on the coastal side, or more affordable apartments in residential complexes on the upper parts with amazing sea and mountain views.
Sancaktepe: Sancaktepe is another landlocked district of Istanbul. The region is a relatively new district and offers luxury apartments in high-end residential complexes. Proximity to summer holiday districts on the Black Sea coast of Şile, Ağva, and Ömerli Dam makes Sancaktepe a desirable location for buying real estate.
Tuzla: Tuzla is a maritime district and the eastern limit of Istanbul. Despite the shipyard industry and universities in this district, Tuzla still remains a less crowded and small-town feel. Tuzla is also famous for its seaside, fish restaurants and bars along the seaside, shopping mall, yacht marina, and thermal baths. Sea view apartments in Istanbul, Tuzla offer excellent facilities, and a peaceful atmosphere at quite reasonable prices compared to other seaside towns of Istanbul.
Ümraniye: Ümraniye is located on the high ground just inland from Üsküdar. Ümraniye is a developing district, and with its natural landscape and urban design, attracts more and more population to the area. Luxury apartments in Ümraniye in residential complexes make a great option for investment in this growing district.
Üsküdar: Üsküdar is surrounded by Beykoz to the north, Ümraniye to the northeast, Ataşehir to the east, Kadıköy to the south and the Bosphorus to the west. Exclusive apartments in Üsküdar offer amazing views of Bosphorus, the old city of Istanbul, and Maiden’s Tower (Kızkulesi) in the sea.
Depending on your needs and desires, TERRA Real Estate is eager to help you to find the most suitable home, in the most suitable locations of Istanbul up to your requirements. If you are considering investing in Turkey, you can also review commercial real estate in Istanbul. All you have to do is choose where you want to live and browse our property listings. Leave the rest to us!
Reasons to Look for Apartments in Istanbul
Interested in buying an apartment in Istanbul? Apartments for sale in Istanbul Turkey are an excellent solution if you stay in Istanbul only from time to time. Construction companies are offering many bargain apartments for sale in good locations with easy access to public transport. In addition, construction companies offer flexible payment plans that provide interest-free installments. You can use the filters on the real estate listing page to examine the flats with installments.
On the other hand, luxury apartments for sale in Istanbul are superior in quality, comfort, features, and facilities and also have good rental income potential. You may search for exclusive accommodations such as villas for sale, properties in great locations with private beaches.
Apartments in Istanbul have a lot of facilities to offer. You will find apartments with smart home systems, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and many more. Construction companies make sure that the projects will fulfill the expectations of the most demanding real estate buyers.
The Approach of TERRA Real Estate ®
When you have decided to buy an apartment in Istanbul, make sure that you have a reputed estate agency with good references and experience. TERRA Real Estate is experienced in purchasing apartments in Turkey to foreign buyers since 2004.
As one of the pioneers in the Turkish property market, we are confident that our wide real estate portfolio continuously offers unique opportunities. We do not only offer apartments but also offer investment lands for sale in Istanbul.
Please feel free to contact us whenever you need to buy a flat in Istanbul or regarding any matter related to the property market in Turkey.