The Anatolian side of the Bosphorus is often thought of as the ‘calmer side’ more family orientated and less touristic. It is also a very good area to add to your investment portfolio.
Investing in Istanbul, be it property or business is an exciting, positive decision, linking your investment to a city that is moving forward and constantly developing itself. Istanbul is proud of its position as the bridge between Europe and Asia, the link between modern and history. The city is surging forward in the areas of technology, building and transportation; ever encouraging the markets that investing in Istanbul is the way forward. Many new huge projects have been initiated to improve the potential of any investment. There are many areas where the opportunity for investing in Istanbul exists and it pays to look at a number of different areas on both sides of the Bosphorus.
What Does the Anatolian Side of Istanbul Offer to Investors.
Ataşehir the new financial center for Istanbul is to be found on the Asian side, close to the 2nd international airport of Sabiha Gökçen. It is here you will find the Istanbul International Finance Center project; it is also where leading banks, financial institutions and business are moving their headquarters.
Accessible transportation; the continued investment into Istanbul’s transport logistics’ is expected to continue, with better train/metro services and of course the opening of the third bridge will improve life for those who need to commute. This improvement in transportation makes a significant increase in the number of homeowners looking to live on the Anatolian side, which in turn increase the required living accommodation; thereby increasing the opportunities in the real estate market for investing in Istanbul.
Education is the area’s strong point. A lot of focus and support is available in the education sector this side of the Bosphorus. Here you will find Sabancı university, one of the top 200 universities in the world, Acıbadem University, Gedik University and Doğuș University to name but four of the excellent universities to found in Istanbul’s Asian side.
As people move into areas for business and education, so those areas become prime markets for development, and this is certainly happening on the Asian side of the Bosphorus and as such when looking at investing in Istanbul this area is a serious contender for your portfolio.