Antalya: choosing the best neighborhood to live in



Antalya: choosing the best neighborhood to live in

Antalya is one of the most popular Turkish resorts of the Mediterranean. The tourist center is divided into several large districts, each of which has its own peculiarities. We tell you about the best neighborhoods in Antalya for living and buying real estate

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Every year millions of people visit different cities in Turkey, among which Antalya is especially distinguished. For many who appreciate comfort and picturesque landscapes, real estate in Antalya becomes an attractive investment option.

The comfort of living, maintenance costs and benefits of renting out apartments depend on the chosen neighborhood. Find out which areas of Antalya are in high demand for permanent residence or buying real estate - about it further in the article.

Getting to know Antalya

Antalya is located in the southwest of Turkey, washed by the Mediterranean Sea, and is not only a beautiful place, but also an important tourist center.  

Turkey has emphasized the development of tourism in the city, as it is one of the key sources of income for the country. 

This creates favorable conditions not only for doing business, but also increases the comfort level of life in the city. 

Today, Antalya ranks 10th in the world in terms of attendance among foreign tourists. 

Many people from all over the world go to Antalya to indulge themselves in unspoiled nature, beautiful beaches, and also consider this city for permanent residence.

Advantages of living in Antalya

1. Beaches, sea and climate 

Antalya occupies a pedestal in the list of top beach vacation destinations. It is an ideal place for those who love a pleasant time at the sea and water activities.

Located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Antalya is also famous for its pleasant climate. The city has 300 days of sunshine a year and the locals swim in the sea even at Christmas. 

2. Culture and entertainment 

A significant advantage of living in this city is the variety of entertainment and attractions. 

Numerous museums and galleries are represented here, and the variety of cultural events gives the city a special flavor. 

From famous historical sites like Aspendos and Perge to unforgettable views from Mount Tahtala, every day in Antalya can be an adventure.

For shopping and nightlife lovers, there are also outstanding nightclubs, shopping centers and restaurants with rooftop terraces. 

3. Transportation

The transportation network in Antalya is extremely convenient for people who do not have personal transportation. 

An efficient bus network connects to all towns and villages in the region and other destinations in Turkey.

The international airport is only 20 minutes away from the city.  And car rental in the city is unusually cheap. 

It should also be noted the affordability of life in Antalya, the variety of national cuisines and a wide circle of communication with people from all over the world. 

Why is real estate in Antalya - profitable?

First of all, the tourist industry is the main core of the Turkish economy, and creates a constant demand for rental housing. 

This opens up the opportunity for property owners to earn a steady income from renting out homes to tourists during the holiday season.

In addition, the Turkish government provides privileges to foreign investors who purchase real estate in the country. 

In particular, when buying real estate from $400,000 investors can get Turkish citizenship. Read more about the advantages of a Turkish passport here.

Which neighborhood to choose for life: features and advantages 


The district is famous for its green area with olive plantations, parks, forests and picturesque waterfalls.

Despite the distance from the sea, the neighborhood is close to the historical part of the city. The cost of real estate here is lower than in areas with their own waterfront. 

Kepez is a manufacturing center with enterprises producing dairy products, furniture and doors. 

The entertainment infrastructure includes a zoo, sports and entertainment complex, amusement park and restaurants.


This is a dormitory district in the west of Antalya with a well-developed infrastructure. There is a tourism college, water park, dolphinarium, modern beaches, as well as an indoor stadium and a gym with a swimming pool.

The district is located at the foot of the Taurus Range and is surrounded by mountains on three sides. Its length along the coastline is about 10 kilometers. 

Konyaalti is actively developing new residential complexes with their own infrastructure, which has attracted many real estate buyers from abroad.

In Sarısu (Konyaaltı neighborhood) is also a seaport, where luxury liners and yachts call.

Recreational activities include a shooting range, a children's vocations center and an equestrian club.


Muratpaşa, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Antalya, is located on the seaside with a coastline of about 20 kilometers. This neighborhood is the largest and most popular among residents and tourists.

Muratpaşa has all the necessary infrastructure for a comfortable life. There are schools, hospitals, banks and other institutions providing a high level of convenience and safety for the residents.

Antalya Havalimanı International Airport is located on its territory, as well as stores, cafes, restaurants, hotels, landscaped beaches and gyms. 

The area is known for its clean beaches, including Olympos Beach, which is recognized as one of the cleanest beaches in the world. 

The central location of the neighborhood makes it an ideal place to live. From here it is easy to get to anywhere in the city, be it beaches, shopping centers or cultural attractions. 


This neighborhood has the most luxurious real estate and developed social infrastructure. There are restaurants, cafes and stores along the coastline. 

Lara is also the business and entertainment center of Antalya, where there are offices, banks, prestigious hotels, as well as popular nightclubs. 

The disadvantages of this neighborhood are considered high housing prices and too many tourists during the holiday season.


This neighborhood, as well as Lara, belongs to the historical center of the city (Muratpaşa district). 

Kaleici is a historical gem in the heart of Antalya by the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Kaleici is steeped in rich history, which is reminded by the remnants of fortress walls and architectural masterpieces. 

Life here combines authenticity and modern comfort. Here you can enjoy cozy cafes, restaurants and stores that preserve the authentic design and atmosphere.

And easy access to public transportation makes getting around the city easy and convenient.

Most investors prefer to buy real estate in the center of Antalya because of high liquidity, convenient location, developed infrastructure and potential price growth. 

The central areas of the city provide access to all key facilities and are a symbol of prestige and status. As a result, central real estate is an attractive and stable investment with high yield potential.

Examples of apartments in the heart of Antalya: 


- Business class apartments starting from 53 m².

- Modern design: 1 bedroom, living room with kitchen, bathroom with toilet.

- Duplex 3+1 from 130sqm.

- Located in close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea and major attractions

- Estimated return on investment for daily rentals - 9.8% per annum.


- Comfort class apartments in the historical center of Antalya with an area of 72 m².

- The layout is 2+1 with balconies, only 20 apartments.

- Unique location: only 3 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea.

- Estimated return on investment for daily rentals is 9.8% per annum.

These projects have been developed by a reliable international developer Antagroup, guaranteeing high quality construction. By investing in these offers, you not only provide yourself with reliable housing, but you can also become a holder of Turkish citizenship. 

You can find more offers, current prices and competent advice on purchasing real estate from the developer AntaGroup by clicking here

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