In the coming weeks, we’re going to explore the best options for anyone thinking of buying a property in Turkey. Whether you’re a retiree seeking a permanent home; a young couple looking for an investment property or a family seeking a holiday home, we can set you on the road to finding out what is best for you.
Part one: young families looking for a permanent home.
Moving overseas can be a daunting prospect if you have a young family – even if you know that country well. You might have been to Turkey on a holiday or two, but there’s much to consider for a permanent move.
We’ve compiled a guide to the best places in Turkey for young families, so you can make informed choices on the area that best suits you.
The fast-growing Antalya City is one of Turkey’s most vibrant areas. Its youthful population injects the city with a lively energy and there's so much going on. There are plenty of international schools and hospitals, and a good network of expats. The climate here is typically Mediterranean, with long, hot summers and mild, rainy winters. It's not far to the beach or to Antalya's other coastal areas. Antalya City is also close to some of Turkey's most beautiful spots, including the golfing region of Belek, the beautiful beaches of Side and the charming village of Kalkan. Antalya Airport is close at hand and offers flights to all major European airports.
The Bodrum peninsula is chock-full of beautiful beaches, quaint villages and intriguing ruins. It's also very compact - no matter where you live on the peninsula you’re no more than a short drive from Bodrum Town, where there are three hospitals, and a number of cultural and historical attractions. The peninsula's only international school is in Ortakent. Bodrum-Milas Airport is about a 45-minute drive away for those quick trips to visit family and friends in your home country. Bodrum's weather is hot and dry in the summer and mild and rainy in the winter – although it's not as mild as Antalya City.
With 300 days of sunshine, excellent travel links and top facilities like schools, hospitals and airports, the Fethiye region is fast becoming a favourite with families looking for a move to Turkey. Fethiye Town in particular is a lively place all year round.
If you'd like to know more about any of these areas, or find out about any properties on our books, please contact us.