Sisli (Şişli) district of Istanbul

Getting acquainted with Şişli district; the most luxurious district of Istanbul

In recent years, especially in 2021, property purchases in Turkey have increased dramatically. Security, prosperity and freedom, and of course the high quality of life in the country, are all among the reasons that have made immigration to this country so popular. Cities such as Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara or Antalya are among the most popular cities.

In the meantime, it can be said that Istanbul is the best city in Turkey to buy a house; because this city is the cultural and historical capital of Turkey and is a combination of tradition and modernity that living in it, fascinates everyone. Istanbul is a broad city and it contains many districts. Choosing one of these districts to make a new life may seem like a daunting task; but we are here to pave the way for you by introducing one of the best districts in the city.

In the article in “Istanbul Hamrah”, we aim to identify the Şişli district. This is one of the central and of course luxurious areas of Istanbul which is desirous of most people; join us travel to the district.

Introducing Şişli district

Şişli is one of the best neighborhoods in Istanbul which is located right in the heart of the city and in the European part. It is one of the cities (ilçe) of Istanbul and has an area of ​​about 30 square kilometers. Its population is about 280 to 300 thousand people. So it can be argued that the population density is high, and also the traffic is a bit high.

Şişli district of Istanbul is bounded on the west by Beşiktaş, on the north by Kagithane and on the south by Beyoğlu. It is worth mentioning that Şişli district is one of the oldest districts of Istanbul and Atatürk House-Museum is located in it. Moreover, it is one of the most luxurious areas of Istanbul and is really suitable for investment, as the best business in Turkey.

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The distance of Şişli district from the important places of Istanbul is as follows:

  • To Taksim Square: 3.5 km
  • To Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace: 9.6 km
  • To Fatih neighborhood: 7.5 km
  • To Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii): 10 km

Şişli district is also unique for living; this area can be considered as ever waking cities such as Paris or London. The district is a crossroads of Asian and European culture and therefore, can be really suitable for young people. This area is well dynamic and various fashion companies, institutions and clothing designers are all located in it.

Şişli neighborhoods are as follows:

  • (19 Mayis Mahallesi)
  • (Bozkurt Mahallesi)
  • (Cumhuriyet Mahallesi)
  • (Duatepe Mahallesi)
  • (Ergenekon Mahallesi)
  • (Esentepe Mahallesi)
  • (Eskişehir Mahallesi)
  • (Feriköy Mahallesi)
  • (Fulya Mahallesi)
  • (Gülbahar Mahallesi)
  • (Halaskargazi Mahallesi)
  • (Halide Edip Adivar Mahallesi)
  • (Halil Rafet Paşa Mahallesi)
  • (Harbiye Mahallesi)
  • (Inönü Mahallesi)
  • (Izzet PaşaMahallesi)
  • (Kaptan Paşa Mahallesi)
  • (Kuştepe Mahallesi)
  • (Mahmut şevket paşa Mahallesi)
  • (Mecidiykeöy Mahallesi)
  • (Merkez Mahallesi)
  • (Meşrutiyet Mahallesi)
  • (Paşa Mahallesi)
  • (Teşvikiye Mahallesi)
  • (Yayla Mahallesi)

Living in Şişli district

Undoubtedly, one of the most important purposes of the article is to get acquainted with the price of property in Şişli district. You, dear reader, more than anything else, are looking for information on the purchase or rental price of a house in Şişli district. Therefore, this section is for you. It is worth mentioning that since the districts of Şişli city are numerous, the price range is wide.

The average purchase or rental price of a house in Istanbul Şişli district is as follows:

  • Purchase price of a house in Şişli district

 On average, it is between 1000 and 5500 lira per square meter. Depending on the size of the house, facilities and the neighborhood in which it is located, it can increase up to 30,000 liras and sometimes up to 90,000 liras per meter.

  • House rental prices in Şişli district

The average rent in this area is between 1000 and 3000 lira per month. However, if you only want to rent a suite or a room, this amount can be reduced to 500 lira per month, and if you are looking for luxury penthouses, you have to pay around 80 thousand lira per month.

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The following table is really useful for learning more about house prices in the Şişli area:

House for rent in Şişli Buying a house in Şişli
area Price(monthly) area Price (meters)
80 meters in  Fulya


1000 lira 86 meters in  Fulya


80,000 lira
100 meters in Gülbahar 2000 lira 85 meters in Şevket


210,000 lira
90 meters in Teşvikiye


3500 lira 120 meters in Gülbahar


650,000 lira
250 meters in  Fulya


14,000 lira 220 meters in Mecidiyeköy


5 million lira
450 meters in Harbiye


60,000 lira 500 meters from the penthouse


14.5 million lira

                                                        *Point to Consider *

“As you see, the purchase price of a house in the Şişli district can be very different; therefore, the district can be suitable for any class and for any budget. The only point you need to keep in mind when buying a property is to be aware of your rights and set up a contract with a reputable real estate agency. “To this end, studying a sample property purchase contract in Turkey can be greatly useful.”

Shopping centers and entertainment places in Şişli district

Definitely, buying a house in Turkey can bring you many benefits. One of these benefits is having a lot of fun, and of course walking around the best shopping malls in the world. The city of Istanbul and the Şişli district are accounted as the heart of Turkey, and for this reason, many shopping and entertainment centers are located there.

The Army Military Museum, the Ataturk House-Museum, the Modern Mosque of Teşvikiye, the churches and monasteries in the area are some of the best attractions.

Among the best shopping malls in Şişli, the following can be mentioned:

  • Profilo Shopping Center

 One of the most modern shopping malls in Istanbul, located in Şişli which was opened in 1997. This center is ideal for buying home appliances and furniture.

  • Kanyon Shopping Center

An interesting and absolutely different shopping center whose architecture is modeled on the American Grand Canyon. The center is located in the Buyuk Valley, and it is ideal for shopping, sightseeing and entertainment.

  • City’s Shopping Center

Another shopping center that is more famous for its food court and of course its cinemas and theaters. According to annual statistics, about 8 million people visit this shopping center. 155 of the top brands in the world have branches in this center.

  • Bomonti park Shopping Center

Chain Shopping Center, one of the most important and largest branches of which is located in Şişli. This shopping center includes a children’s play area, and of course the world’s top brands also have branches in it.

  • Ozdilek Park Shopping Center

Another popular shopping center located in the Sisli district, where the shops are varying and, of course, as in the previous case, there is a suitable place for children to play and take care of them.


  1. In which part of Istanbul is Sisli district located?

It is located right in the center of Istanbul, in the European part, near the Bosphorus Bridge; it is bounded on the west by Beşiktaş, on the south by Beyoğlu, and on the north by the Kagithane district.

  1. What is the purchase price of a house in Sisli?

Sisli is one of the most expensive areas, but because of the large number of neighborhoods, the range of house purchase prices is wide, ranging from 1,000 to 5,500 lira per meter and sometimes up to 60,000 lira per square meter.

  1. What are the sights of Şişli district?

The Ataturk House, the Army Museum and the modern Mosque of Teşvikiye are located in the area. In addition, Cevahir shopping centers, Astoria, Kanyon, City’s Nişantaşı, Profilo, etc. are also in this area.

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