One of the unique districts of Istanbul is the Cumhuriyet district. It is interesting to note that there are two neighborhoods in Istanbul called Cumhuriyet. One of them is located in the European part of Beylikdüzü ilce, and the other is in the Asian part of Üsküdar ilce. Both neighborhoods of Cumhuriyet are considered to be among the best districts in Istanbul.
In the article in “Istanbul Hamrah”, we intend to take a look at two neighborhoods of the Cumhuriyet of Istanbul and get acquainted with the features and facilities of each separately.
Cumhuriyet district of Beylikdüzü
The neighborhood is located in the “Beylikdüzü” county (Ilce) which is in the European part of Istanbul. The district is located to the north of the Beylikdüzü Ilce, and it is bordered on the north by Esenyurt, on the east by the Avcılar neighborhood, on the west by the buyukcekmece ilce, and on the south by the Sea of Marmara. It is worth mentioning that Cumhuriyet district is about 40 km away from the center of Istanbul.
Definitely, Istanbul is the best city to buy a house in Turkey, but due to the high number of neighborhoods in the city, choosing a place to live can be really difficult. But the neighborhood of the European Cumhuriyet is one of the appropriate and ideal areas. Because, it is reasonably priced, has a unique climate and also provides plentiful amenities.
Features of Cumhuriyet district of Beylikdüzü
The most important features of the European Cumhuriyet district is its unique climate. In the past, it was customary for Ottoman sultans and aristocrats to travel to the neighborhood to spend the summer.
In general, Turkish government statistics indicate that the Beylikdüzü district has a population of about 350,000, but of all the neighborhoods in the county (ilce), the Cumhuriyet is the least populated.
Among the other facilities and features of the neighborhood in Beylikdüzü, the following can be mentioned:
- Welfare facilities and exceptional access to the urban transportation system
- High diversity of public and private schools, educational institutions and several universities
- Large public green space and suitable for daily walks
- The best and most popular shopping malls in Turkey, such as Marmara Park
- Away from the hustle and bustle of the city center and the absence of pollution
Buying and renting a property in the European Cumhuriyet district
The apartment price in Istanbul is slightly more expensive than in other cities of the country, thus, you need a higher budget to buy a house. It is necessary to know that buying a house in the Cumhuriyet district requires more budget than cities such as Ankara, Izmir or even Antalya. But the good news is that the price of buying or renting a house in the Cumhuriyet district of Beylikdüzü is much cheaper.
The purchase and rental prices of the property in the Cumhuriyet district of Beylikdüzü are as follows:
- The average purchase price of a house is about 2000 to 3000 lira per square meter.
- The average rental price is about 1500 to 1700 lira per month.
The Cumhuriyet district of Uskudar
As we have mentioned before, Istanbul has two Cumhuriyet districts, and the second one is located in Uskudar ilce. It is located in the southeast of the county and is bordered by the Umraniyeh ilce from the east. Uskudar ilce itself is bordered on the south Kadıköy, on the north by Beykoz Ilce, on the west by the Strait of Istanbul, and on the east by Umraniye.
The Cumhuriyet district of Uskudar is one of the smallest and most sparsely populated neighborhoods with a population of only about 36,000. It is called one of the noble and old neighborhoods of Istanbul. If you intend to get acquainted with the real and more traditional lifestyle of Istanbul residents and integrate well with Turkish culture, the neighborhood is suitable for you.
Features of the Cumhuriyet district of Uskudar
The Asian district of the Cumhuriyet, or the neighborhood of Uskudar in general, is not too touristy; since Istanbul’s tourist attractions are concentrated in other areas. Hence, the area remains more pristine. Those who like to get a residence in Turkey by buying a house, maybe it would be better to include the neighborhood in the list of their best choices.
To get acquainted with Turkish culture, Cumhuriyet district of Uskudar can be a great destination. Although we said that there are few tourist attraction in the neighborhood, three of the most famous historical attractions of Turkey, such as “Mihrimah Sultan Mosque”, the beautiful “Beylerbeyi Palace” and “Maiden’s Tower” of Istanbul are all located near the neighborhood.
The other features of the district are as follows:
- A secluded and completely Turkish neighborhood
- Existence of urban transportation system that facilitates transportation
- The possibility of using sea taxis and Marmara metro
- Existence of higher education centers and one of the best universities in Istanbul
- Proximity to the center of Istanbul
- Existence of spectacular parks and mosques
Buying and renting a property in the Asian Cumhuriyet district
Compared to the European Cumhuriyet district, the purchase price in the Asian part of Uskudar is more expensive. In other words, to buy a house in the Cumhuriyet district, you need to provide a higher budget. However, you should also consider that given the facilities and features of the neighborhood, the higher price would be quite reasonable and fair.
Likewise, if you aim to rent a house in Turkey, the neighborhood can be really ideal for you. Because unlike its European counterpart, it is much closer to the city center and those who need to travel to different places can have a great access to the district.
The purchase and rental prices of the property in the neighborhood are as follows:
- The purchase price of a house in the neighborhood is about 5300 lira per square meter.
- The renting price of a house is about 2500 and 3500 lira per month. (Up to 5000 lira is also possible)
- Where is the Cumhuriyet district of Istanbul?
Istanbul has two Cumhuriyet districts. One of them is located in the European part of Beylikdüzü ilce, and the other is in the Asian part of Üsküdar ilce
- What are the features of the European Cumhuriyet district?
The district is cheaper and, of course, more populous than its Asian counterpart. It is further away from the center.
- What are the features of the Asian Cumhuriyet district?
The district is more expensive than its European counterpart. It is more noble than other neighborhoods in Istanbul. It has a smaller population and less tourists can be found in it. Besides, there is a short distance from the center of Istanbul.