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Top 10 Turkish cities for Arabs in terms of housing and stability

05/07/2022 Turkish Districts & Areas 136 Top 10 Turkish cities for Arabs in terms of housing and stability

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Turkey is incredibly appealing and distinctive in many aspects, including its strategic geographical location that connects Asia and Europe, its pleasant temperature in most seasons of the year, and its historical significance. As a result, many individuals begin to consider moving in or purchasing property in Turkey , and they wonder which Turkish cities provide the finest housing and stability.

Damasturk Realty has prepared this article to explore the top ten Turkish cities that are regarded as the first choice for Arabs in terms of housing and stability, as well as the four places that have seen a surge in popularity among Arabs in recent years.

Istanbul city

As Napoleon Bonaparte once said, "If the world had a capital, it would be Istanbul." Istanbul is a stunningly gorgeous city with a number of appealing features:

  • Tourism and climate

Istanbul is a popular tourist destination for people from all over the world for a variety of reasons, including:

- The historic Bosphorus, as well as the suspension bridges.

- It is the only city in the world that serves as a connection between Asia and Europe.

- Its historical importance, which dates back to the Byzantine and Ottoman periods.

- The conservative environment, as well as significant Islamic symbols like Ottoman mosques and museums.

- Istanbul's pleasant weather in the summer and snowy spells in the winter.

  • The cost of living in Istanbul

In comparison to other countries, the cost of living in Istanbul is average and considered cheap for people with foreign currency income. The average cost of living for a family of four is roughly 10,000 Turkish liras, which is about 700 dollars. Furthermore, apartment prices in Istanbul are reasonable and affordable. Contact us so that we can show you the best real estate for sale in Istanbul.

  • The environment, social classes, and education in Istanbul

Istanbul has a cultured, classy environment that is welcoming to the Western world in particular, and door's-always-open to the Arab presence in it, particularly given the shared history and one Islamic religion.

In terms of education, the city is home to a number of important universities with international reputations, such as Grand Istanbul University.

  • Top areas for Arabs in Istanbul

They are the high-end Başakşehir, which has a great infrastructure, the coastal Beylikdüzü, Esenyurt, which is known for its affordable apartments for sale in Istanbul, Bahçeşehir, the city of gardens, which has Istanbul's unique complexes, and lastly, Zeytinburnu, which is located on the main road E5.

  • Finally, statistics show that Istanbul ranks first in terms of apartments for sale in Turkey, with 5 thousand and 947 apartments sold to foreigners in the first quarter of 2022, out of a total of 14 thousand and 344 apartments throughout the country. 

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Bursa city

Because of its magnificent natural surroundings, it is known as "Green Bursa." The city is surrounded by lush green forests and meadows, as well as mountains and plains, providing comfort and tranquility.

  • Tourism and climate

Bursa is a unique tourist destination because of:

- Uludağ Mountain, which is known for its forests and lovely scenery.

- Bursa was the former Ottoman Empire princes' summer retreat.

- The magnificent blue of the Marmara Sea intertwining with green pastures.

- Winter tourism, such as skiing and other snow sports, is popular in Bursa.

- A perennial tree that is almost 600 years old, as well as the cable car.

- The cool climate in summer and the mixed with snow winter.

  • The cost of living in Bursa

This city is regarded as reasonable and relatively typical when compared to other Turkish cities. The average cost of living for a family of four is roughly 8,000 Turkish lira, which is about 600 dollars. Furthermore, the prices of apartments in Bursa are reasonable and affordable. Contact us to find the best apartments in Bursa for sale in installments.

  • The environment, social classes, and education in Bursa

Bursa has a conservative, elegant, and welcoming environment for Arab guests, especially because of their shared history and faith. Bursa boasts a number of outstanding universities that attract students from all over the world.

  • Top areas for Arabs in Bursa

They are the coastal Mudanya, which connects Bursa to Istanbul through sea ferries in just one hour, and Nilufer, which has witnessed remarkable real estate development in recent years.

  • Finally, it is really fair to say that Bursa is one of Turkey's most desirable housing and stability destinations.

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Antalya city

Antalya is home to affluent and upper-class residents. It also has an unusual openness to outsiders, so you may pick up on western conventions and habits, making life there both pleasant and exciting. Antalya’s beaches are among the most crucial reasons for the popularity of this city. However, Antalya is distinguished by a number of qualities that make it a desirable place to live and work:

  • Tourism and climate

Antalya is a popular tourist destination for Russians, Ukrainians, Germans, and royalty from the Arabian Gulf.

- There is an unprecedented openness to the West, and the presence of the West is palpable.

- Unique beaches, including Konyaalti, Kemer, and Belek

- Stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea in 12 areas.

- The really pleasant and excellent summer climate, along with the Mediterranean atmosphere.

  • The cost of living in Antalya

It is slightly higher than in other Turkish cities. The average cost of living in Antalya for a family of four is roughly 15,000 Turkish lira, which is about 1,000 dollars. However, the cost of flats in Antalya is moderate and affordable. Contact us if you are looking for the best apartments for sale in Antalya.

  • The environment, social classes, and education in Antalya

This city has a high social class and is welcoming to Arab and Western visitors; even Turks visit Antalya for tourism, relaxation, and summer vacations. You will find a diverse selection of apartments for sale in Antalya by the sea.

  • Top areas for Arabs in Antalya

They include the coastal district of Konyaalti on the Mediterranean Sea and Belek, which is known for its magnificent beach.

Izmir city

Izmir is a popular tourist destination for merchants from all over the world since it is the heart of trade fairs and commerce. 

  • Tourism

Izmir is a great summer destination, particularly because it is a seaside city on the famed Aegean Sea, with numerous archaeological sites dedicated to Turks and specific tributes to the Turkish state's founder, Ataturk.

  • The cost of living in Izmir

It is reasonable when compared to other Turkish cities. The average cost of living for a family of four is roughly 10000 Turkish lira, which is about 700 dollars. Even apartment prices in Izmir are low when compared to other cities.

  • The environment, social classes, and education in Izmir

The city of Izmir has a respectable reputation among Turks, who flock to it from all across the country. Izmir offers a solid educational environment, with various private and governmental universities.

  • Top areas for Arabs in Izmir

They include Foça, which is a charming tourist area, the coastal area of ​​Dikya, and Selçuk, which has breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea.

Trabzon city

It is one of the cities on the Black Sea in Turkey's northwestern region. Trabzon is a magnificent tourist destination that draws tourists from all over the world due to its excellent climate and natural beauty. 

  • Tourism and climate

Trabzon is a popular tourist destination for Arabs and Gulf residents, thanks to:

- The world-famous Uzungöl Lake, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions.

- The abundance of lush meadows, mountains, and beautiful woods in the city.

- The majestic heights of Haider Nabi and Sultan Murad that reach into the sky.

- The pleasant and attractive climate in the summer.

  • The cost of living in Trabzon

It is somewhat more expensive than other Turkish cities. The average cost of living for a family of four is roughly 15,000 Turkish lira, which is about 1,000 dollars. Apartments in Trabzon, however, are reasonably priced.

  • The environment, social classes, and education in Trabzon

As a tourist destination, Trabzon is welcoming to visitors, particularly Arabs, who constitute the majority of visitors to the city's famed Uzungöl Lake. Many universities and foreign schools are located in Trabzon.

  • Top areas for Arabs in Trabzon

they include Yomra, which is a Black Sea coastal region with a substantial Arab population, and Akçaabat, which is known for its hills and beautiful open spaces.

Konya city

Konya is rich in historical and religious sites, including the famous shrine of Jalal al-Din al-Rumi, the founder of the Sufi order. The city is quite modern and is one of Turkey's largest cities.

  • Tourism and climate

Konya is a popular tourist destination among conservative Arabs. It is outstanding because of the following characteristics:

- The widespread presence of Islamic expressions and activities

- There are several archaeological museums in Konya.

- The lovely weather in both summer and winter.

  • The cost of living in Konya

It is quite low when compared to other Turkish cities. The average cost of living for a family of four is roughly 7,000 Turkish lira, which is about 550 dollars.

  • The environment, social classes, and education in Konya

The city is known for its conservative Islamic atmosphere. Konya, like all other large Turkish cities, has all of life's necessities, including hospitals, malls, schools, universities, and a well-developed transit network. Most regions in Konya are habitable for Arabs, and there is no distinct area where they can be found because all the neighborhoods of the city esteem Arabs and respect Islamic expressions.

Ankara city

Because Ankara is the Turkish State's capital, all embassies and political manifestations are located there. 

  • Tourism

In Ankara, tourism is somewhat limited. There are tourist places, but not as many as in other Turkish cities, such as:

- Ankara castle.

- Karagöl lake.

- The Great Ummah Mosque, which is located adjacent to the Presidential Palace.

- Mavi Göl lake.

  • The cost of living in Ankara

It is reasonable when compared to other Turkish cities. The average cost of living for a family of four is roughly 12,000 Turkish lira, which is about 800 dollars.

  • The environment, social classes, and education in Ankara

Because it is home to important politicians, ministers, and ambassadors, the city of Ankara has a velvety atmosphere. There are also a number of internationally renowned universities and schools.

  • Top areas for Arabs in Ankara

The high-end Chankaya region of Ankara is a hotspot for Arabs, including embassies, high-end apartment complexes, and business and meeting venues.

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Yalova City

Although it is a small city in comparison to major Turkish cities, it has drawn attention due to outstanding tourist attractions, expansive green areas, and a stunning natural setting. 

  • Tourism and climate

Yalova is regarded as a premier tourist destination with a number of attractions, including:

- The region's geographical characteristics including broad green woods and meadows everywhere you go.

- The famous Thermal, which is a hot subterranean spring with temperatures reaching 55 degrees.

- The waterfalls of Sodoshan.

- The climate in Yalova, however, is chilly in the winter and hot in the summer.

  • The cost of living in Yalova

It is reasonable when compared to other Turkish cities. The average cost of living for a family of four is roughly 10000 Turkish lira, which is around 700 dollars.

  • The environment, social classes, and education in Yalova

The city's environment is rather basic. It has a number of prestigious schools and universities, including the Great Yalova University, Turkey's second-largest university.

  • Top areas for Arabs in Yalova

Yalova is a small city with just six sections, all of which are on the coast of the famed Sea of Marmara, making all of them interesting.

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Bodrum City

Bodrum is an ideal tourist and seaside destination. The guests from the West come to bask in the summer heat. It is located near Antalya and has a view of the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Tourism and climate

This lovely city is a popular tourist destination for a variety of reasons, including:

- Its well-known stunning sandy beaches including Camel Beach, Gumbet Beach, and Bodrum Beach.

- Hosting of many distinctive retail malls, including Midtown Mall and Bodrum Bazaar, which are located in the vicinity.

- A cool winter and a hot summer with temperatures not exceeding 35 degrees.

  • The cost of living in Bodrum

It is quite expensive in comparison to other Turkish cities. The average cost of living for a family of four is roughly 15,000 Turkish lira, which is about 1000 dollars.

  • The environment, social classes, and education in Bodrum

Bodrum has a relatively velvety atmosphere and a high socioeconomic class. It is home to a number of foreign schools as well as prominent private universities.

  • Top areas for Arabs in Bodrum

Bodrum boasts beautiful seaside regions like the well-known Marmaris and Fethiye.

Eskişehir city

Eskişehir, often known as the Old City, is a tourist destination in the Anatolia region of Turkey's northwest. It is known for its hot water, which is said to heal a variety of illnesses and disorders.

  • Tourism and climate

    • Eskişehir is known for its rich hills and hot springs, which attract tourists seeking relaxation and therapy.
    • There are several tourist sites in the area, including castles, museums, and cathedrals.
    • The rarest thoroughbred horses can be found on huge horse ranches.
    • Eskişehir has a temperate weather with chilly winters and nice summers.
  • The cost of living in Eskişehir

It is quite inexpensive in comparison to other Turkish cities. The average cost of living for a family of four is roughly 8000 Turkish liras, which is about 600 dollars.

  • The environment, social classes, and education in Eskişehir

It is a cultural hub, and it is also the birthplace of numerous Turkish poets and authors. It is also known as the University City since it is home to numerous prominent universities, including Osman Gazi University and Anatolia University, as well as large numbers of students.

  • Top areas for Arabs in Eskişehir

They are mainly in the city center, such as the Mahmudiye area, which is a distinct strategic area in Eskişehir and most of the Arab communities are in it.

What have been Turkey's most popular cities in recent years?

Mersin city

Mersin is located on the Mediterranean Sea in southern Turkey. It is one of Turkey's major ports.

  • Tourism

For a variety of reasons, Mersin has recently captured the interest of Arabs as a site of habitation and stability.

- Its strategic Mediterranean location.

- The large industrial sectors and the abundance of job opportunities

- Its weather, which is mild in the winter and quite hot in the summer.

  • Living in Mersin is inexpensive in comparison to other Turkish cities.

Şanlıurfa city

It is located on the banks of the great Euphrates River in southern Turkey, near the Syrian-Turkish border. Şanlıurfa was one of the first ancient Turkish cities. It is also known as the prophets' city.

  • Tourism

Şanlıurfa is now an ideal location for Arabs to live because of:

- Its historical significance.

- Its conservative environment.

- the Arabic language that is spoken by a considerable proportion of the population in the region, because of its proximity to the Syrian state.

- Hosting a lot of tourist and archaeological attractions.

  • The cost of living in Şanlıurfa is low, as is the cost of real estate.

Gaziantep City

Gaziantep is located on the Turkish-Syrian border, near the famous Syrian city of Aleppo. Because of the war in Syria, many Syrians moved to Gaziantep and created companies and started your investment in Turkey .

  • Tourism

Today, Gaziantep has become an ideal site for Arab populations to live and settle for various reasons:

- There are many Arabs settling in Gaziantep.

- The city hosts several tourist attractions and archaeological sites.

  • Prices and the cost of living are inexpensive and fair.

Kocaeli city

Kocaeli is located between Istanbul and Sakarya. It is regarded as the most developed city after Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir. It is unlike any other Turkish city in terms of attractiveness. It is also an industrial city, with numerous large enterprises.

  • Tourism

These days, Kocaeli is a great place to look for apartments for sale in Kocaeli, Turkey for various reasons:

- Its close proximity to Istanbul provided it with a significant advantage and quick access to the metropolis.

- The industrial environment encouraged housing, project development, and employment in these companies.

- Tourist attractions in Kocaeli include Al-Mashouqiah and its stunning waterfalls, Izmit Tower, and the famed Kartepe Mount.

  • In comparison to its neighboring metropolis, Istanbul, the cost of living in Kocaeli is quite low.

We hope you found this article about the top Turkish cities for Arabs in terms of housing and stability to be informative. Damasturk Realty, which has over 10 years of expertise in the Turkish real estate sector, is ready to provide any help you need whenever you contact us. We have effective ideas for investing in Turkey , and we also provide the service of gaining Turkish citizenship by purchasing real estate, through Turkish advisers and attorneys with extensive understanding of Turkish legal issues.

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