Buyukcekmece is one of the most peaceful suburban areas on the western side of Istanbul, surrounded by the Sea of Marmara and Buyukcekmece Lake. It’s been home to many archaic civilizations from the Greeks to the Huns and later, to the Ottoman Empire. The inhabitants of Istanbul have been coming here for summer and weekend retreats, to enjoy the beautiful walking trails, beaches and village cottages. The domination of the urbanization process led to rapid industrialization and domestic immigration, while the historical and natural resources were protected. The perfect blend of green and blue draws in many nature lovers, photographers and locals who prefer to settle in affordable and peaceful residential areas. Due to its natural richness, it is a perfect place to rent or buy an Istanbul villa, as this province is one of the most suitable areas for luxury investment. Its proximity to the industrial zones of its neighbor, Kucukcekmece and its dedicated vision to be one of the most preferred tourism centers make it popular for property investment in Istanbul.
When you visit Buyukcekmece Lake, a nice 16km-walking trail, many beautiful cafes and restaurants and a gorgeous lake view will welcome you. The famous Kanuni Sultan Suleiman Bridge, that intersects the lake and the Sea of Marmara, was built by Mimar Sinan in the 16th century. Kulturpark, the most visited park of Buyukcekmece, includes several other historical buildings made by Mimar Sinan; Kervansaray, Sokullu Mehmet Pasha Mosque and Sultan Suleiman Fountain. A museum, an amphitheater and many local restaurants serving delicious food from different regions of Turkey are also found in the park. One of the most famous fish restaurants in the area is Maydanoz Gokova Fish Restaurant where you can eat delicious fish across from a beautiful view. There is also the Aqua Marin aqua park attracting many children.
As more and more people choose to live away from the old districts of the city, many locals as well as foreigners, who are looking for luxury villas in Istanbul visit the hills of Buyukcekmece. The area offers a unique climate with a magnificent nature and beautiful views of the lake and the sea. The construction projects are booming due to the increasing demand and there are many luxury flats available. There also available options for students, who are looking relatively affordable houses for sale or rent in Istanbul.
Kumburgaz is one of the most beautiful districts of Buyukcekmece, housing a long beach and many camping areas as well as summerhouses. Many locals, who do not prefer to spend their holidays out of Istanbul, enjoy the beach and sun of Kumburgaz as well as its fish and steak restaurants. This district mainly used to be a camping zone in the past, before the new building complexes and luxury houses replaced them. Most of the new luxury houses are built in the natural zones, while there are also upscale luxury real estate investments near the sea. It is well worth visiting this area, even for a day trip.