The real estate in Fatih is still flourishing despite the high demographic numbers, it continues to draw newcomers due to its importance as a district and its strategic location. Being on the heart of the European side of Istanbul isn’t the only special thing about the district of Fatih. It is also known for its cultural and historical significance. In addition, its central location gave it the advantage of being so connected to the rest of the city and so close to the key districts and the most important monuments.
The Fatih district is known for being a top destination for foreigners looking for properties to buy or rent in an iconic district like Fatih to get fully immersed in the culture and enjoy the full experience. The cultural and historical significance of Fatih comes from the neighborhoods like Sultanahmet and its popular spots.
There are various must-sees in Fatih area, such as Hagia Sophia, Süleymaniye, Topkapı Palace, Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque, the blue mosque, the Basilica cistern, the Gülhane park, and the hippodrome of Constantinople. Fatih, today, is one of the most visited districts in Istanbul.
Being one of the most vibrant districts on the European side of Istanbul, Fatih’s population was estimated at around 443.000 in 2019, and for its relatively small area, it is considered a heavily populated district and highly sought for thanks to various reasons as we previously mentioned. Neighborhoods like Fener, Balat, Sirkeci and Eminönü are extremely popular, vibrant and are packed with amazing spots.
We shouldn’t also forget the fact that even though Beyoğlu is a different district, it is so close to Fatih, separated by the Golden Horn and accessible within a few minutes’ walk. The division of the two shores of the Golden Horn is purely administrative and the two districts are highly interconnected.
Living in Fatih will enable one to easily get to Beyoğlu easily and enjoy its touristic spots such as the Galata tower, the Taksim Square, and the Istiklal Street. You will also enjoy Beyoğlu’s various shops, cafés, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues in popular Beyoğlu neighborhoods such as Karaköy.
Fatih is not only a touristic district, it is also suitable for a more life-and-work lifestyle. In fact, a lot of companies and businesses are established there. It is also known for being a destination for shopping. Many traditional shops exist in and around the famous Grand Bazar, one of the world’s largest and oldest covered markets, home to more than 26.000 merchants and visited by around 300.000 — 400.000 every day.
The spice bazar is also a top visited destination in the district, located in the Eminönü quarter. Even though it is relatively smaller than the Grand Bazar, it’s still a popular destination for tourists and locals seeking the best of the Turkish delights and other sweets, jewelry, souvenirs, and dried fruits and nuts. The existence of this wide range of shopping destinations makes the district very suitable for family life.
If you choose to live in Fatih district, you will have access to all necessary life amenities, everything will be nearby, including transportation. Thanks to excellent infrastructure and easy access to multiple metro lines and tramways, the district is well connected to the other parts of the city. In fact, the Marmaray crosses the whole district, linking Kucukcekmece on the European side to Gebze on the Asian side.
The M2 and M1 metro lines are also available and they will easily connect you to multiple districts on the European side. There are also 2 tramways available, the T4 Topkapı — Mescid-i Selam and T1 Kabataş–Bağcılar tram line. Owning a property in Fatih is a short- and long-term wise investment due to the important central location, the cultural and historical significance and the closeness to all the iconic tourist destinations. For that reason, real estate prices in Fatih can be high.
If you’re looking for the full cultural Istanbul experience, then this district is the right place for you. Invest in Fatih now and get immersed in Turkish culture. To know more about our projects in the district of Fatih, you can check our available properties on this page. Contact us for more information and we will provide you with any needed assistance.