Do you intend to settle in Izmir? Find useful information on the different neighborhoods and types of accommodation available in this article.
Izmir, Turkey's third largest city after Istanbul and Ankara, is very conducive to expatriation. Its population amounts to over 3.4 million inhabitants. But it keeps attracting tourists and foreigners from across the globe in search of new opportunities and different lifestyles.
Izmir is above all known for being a historical city, gathering old neighborhoods and ruins which symbolize the country's cultural aspect, as well as many places of interest. You are likely to enjoy your stay if you intend to settle there. Moreover, accommodation offers at attractive prices are numerous.
Izmir's has a nearly 3,500 years old history. Over the years, the city has developed into one of the country's biggest economic hubs due to its international port which is the region's main business center. Izmir also has residential, commercial and business zones. Note that Izmir includes ancient neighborhoods such as Ephesus, Pergamon, Sardis, Foca, Kusadasi, Cesme, etc., which are very popular with tourists.
Kemeraltı, Konak Square and Konak Pier, and Asansor Kordonboyu are Izmir's most attractive neighborhoods. Kemeraltı is a very active, lively and colorful area. It is especially popular for its market which shows the city's rich culture and folkloric aspect. You will also find shopping malls, small shops and restaurants.
Kordonboyu hosts many sea view cafes and restaurants. You can also go out shopping in Hatay which hosts big shops as well as sweet spots. If you like to party, Alsancak is the ideal place to be for its bars, pubs and nightclubs.
Types of accommodation
You can find hotels almost everywhere in Izmir. But you can also find other types of housing such as flats, apartments or houses, depending on your preferences and on the length of your stay. Those who are on a short stay in Izmir can opt for holiday rentals.
Rent prices usually vary according to the type of housing, neighborhood and comfort level. Hence, a three-bedroom apartment in the city center or in a posh neighborhood will cost you an average of TL 1,572. To rent a one bedroom apartment in the same region, you will need some TL 856 while the same will cost around TL 495 per month in the outskirts.
For a two-bedroom apartment in a residential neighborhood, you will need some TL 600 per month while a three bedroom apartment will cost an average of TL 1,300.
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As regards sale prices, you will need some TL 2,489 per square meter in the city center and some TL 1,650 per square meter in the city's outskirts.