Deciding where to buy property in Antalya, Turkey, boils down to two factors. Your lifestyle preferences and budget. For buyers, there is a large choice of both. The Antalya region of Turkey stretches for 500 kilometres along the Mediterranean coast and within this, are many towns, villages and the city centre.
All destinations offer something unique and attract a specific buyer, whether it is a luxury mansion in Kalkan or budget beachfront homes in Mahmutlar.
If you are already in the area or plan to visit and want to speak with an experienced sales agent about the best destination for you to buy in, use the chat messaging feature to contact us. However, in the meantime, let us look at prominent districts and their reasons for attracting house buyers.
Konyaalti is in the city's heart but don’t assume its central location evokes an urban lifestyle of the hustle and bustle, because it also is home to one of Turkey’s best beaches.
The name translates as cove down the cliffs, and recent modernisation projects have propelled its real estate market to become the most active in the region. Sitting near the old town, residents also have access to a wide range of shops, bars, restaurants, and banks. An effective transport system also links it to other districts.
Given its beach is 7 kilometres long, and gives off a stunning Beydaglari mountain view, it is the focal point of social life and includes many beach parks backed by shops, restaurants, and bars. Any buyer who dreams of a beach-side lifestyle would do well to look at this area.
Sitting at the far eastern side of the region, Alanya is a bustling city. However, one area, Mahmutlar stands out as an ideal destination for foreign buyers. Located 10 kilometres from Alanya town centre, Mahmutlar’s population is boosted to 60,000 plus people when holiday home owners and tourists descend on the region during summer.
To cope with growing interest, the local council has modernised roads and infrastructure, and Mahmutlar now presents itself as an ideal place to buy real estate in Antalya. Residents also have access to a gorgeous 5-kilometre beach, the focal point of daily life.
While Mahmutlar earns a reputation for budget and first-time buyers, Kalkan in the opposite direction is Turkey’s Mediterranean gem and a hub of luxurious living. The real estate market features apartments for sale, but most homes are large 4 to 6-bedroom villas with private infinity pools, landscaped gardens, and floor to ceiling windows to make the most of that fantastic sea view.
A small select group of foreign homeowners have even gone as far to move to Kalkan and now enjoy the diversity of four seasons all year round. House buyers have six districts to choose from including the old town with its traditional white stone cottages, Ortalaan which is the hub, secluded Kisla with its millionaire mansions and Kiziltas that offers unrivalled views. (Read more about Kalkan and why it stands out on Antalya’s housing market.)
Laidback Side was built around historic ruins, and this makes it stands out with a certain nostalgic ambience. Sitting 45 minutes from Antalya Airport, Brits, German and Russians favour the place, often returning year after year to buying a home there.
It is known for its landmark Apollo temple but also has a splattering of modern bars, restaurants, and shops. Its low-key nightlife and slow paced daily routine make it ideal for families, and golfing fans need to only head down the road to Belek, the golfing capital of Turkey.
Recent years has seen a new promenade and modernised streets improve the overall appearance, and thanks to building rules that no structure can be taller than four stories high, it will always keep its village-like ambience.
When residents want to step it up a notch, they often head into the nearby town of Manavgat that has a more extensive selection of shops, supermarkets, and household stores. Favourite places to buy property in Side include Ilica, Colakli, Kumkoy, and Evrenseki. (More about Side in Mediterranean Turkey.)
The first step in knowing where to buy property in Antalya is to browse our portfolio of apartments and villas for sale. Each listing includes a photo, map locations and key features of that home. Fill in the enquiry form to find out more including example payment plans and the Turkish house buying process. Also contact us, if you want to speak to an agent to find out more about the Turkish real estate market.
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