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Invest in Istanbul: Kartal

Kartal is one of the best options for getting Turkish citizenship through property investment. It is an entirely green center of the Asian side of Istanbul, with many property options for investors.

Kartal is located on the Asian side between Maltepe and Pendik near the Marmara Sea. The area has a population of 541,209 people and is situated on a land area of 147,000-meter squares. From Kartal, you can take the ferry to Yalova and Adalar. Through D-100, you can go from Kartal to the Bosphorus bridge and the TEM.

Sabiha Gokcen Airport is 15 minutes away by car from Kartal, and with the rail system, it is much easier to reach the European side of Istanbul. Kartal means eagle in Turkish, and the center of Kartal used to be a fishing village during the Byzantine Empire. Near Dragos Hill, there are ruins of the historical Roman bath used in the late Roman era. The Istanbul Archaeology Museums are recovering with support from the Kartal Municipality.

It was an industrial area that gained even more fame after introducing commuter trains to Haydarpaşa Termınal from Gebze in 1973. It has several famous private and state schools, such as Maltepe University and Suleyman Sah University. The park in Yakacik around Ayazma Fountain is the favorite picnic spot of locals. The more real estate is increasing near the coast, factories are being shut down and moved inland.

Real Estate Investment in Kartal

Kartal is one of the busiest significant districts on the Asian side, away from the Fatih and Beyoglu district. With high support from public and private sectors, Kartal has become a booming area attracting an increased number of investors in projects with famous brands who entered Kartal through investment projects. 

The value of Kartal has increased, thanks to the investments through various projects, such as the Osmangazi Bridge, the Gulf Bridge, the Canakkale Bridge, and the third bridge that connects the Asian and European parts of Istanbul.

Kartal has a seaside ambiance with a variety of leisure activities that portray an urban lifestyle. The Kartal area has 20 neighborhoods for property buyers to choose from where they would love to live. Kartal is surrounded by Pendik, Sancaktepe, Maltepe, and Sultanbeyli districts, and the houses for sale in Kartal are far from the busy city life yet close to the city center.

Investors with a low budget should invest in Kartal, as it offers a variety of real estate properties with middle-range budgets. Kartal’s real estate market has a high potential for the future with its coastal position, good transportation, shopping outlets, and many other facilities. The boom in real estate in Kartal increased property values by 20% in 2013, 13% in 2014, 14% in 2015, and 22% in 2016.

Apartments for sale in Kartal are provided with all the amenities and facilities, including gardens, walking paths, Turkish baths, Tennis courts, swimming pools, and much more. Selecting the right house is essential, and so is consulting a learned real estate consultant to help you make the right decision.

Bari Global is the address for you to consider making a real estate investment in Turkey, especially Istanbul. We are here to guide you in many steps ahead, including legal, economic, and social procedures.

Our team of professionals speaking different languages, from Turkish, English, Persian, to Urdu, help you before and after property purchase and the Turkish Citizenship process with our partner Law Agency.

Attractions in Kartal

The long coastline of the Marmara Sea makes Kartal a popular tourist destination during the summers and on weekends for the locals. Visitors have so much to enjoy as there are over 100 public family parks and gardens.

The residents enjoy the Aydos Forest for outdoor activities, such as sports, jogging, walking, cycling paths, fishing, picnics, hiking, lake activities, quad bikes, and paintballing.

Buyukada Island is just a 15 minutes ferry ride from Kartal, where visitors enjoy the impressive Ottoman architecture, vehicle-free streets, and seaside restaurants. Dragos Hill has a beautiful shoreline view, ancient Roman baths, Soganlik, Yakacik Square, and the Fish Lake where visitors can relax and have fun. The local council hosts many cultural art festivals and events, such as concerts, theater performances, and art displays in summer.

Restaurants and Hotels in Kartal

Restaurants in Kartal

Must-visit restaurants in Kartal:

  • Dragos Fish is a seafood restaurant that offers fine dining with a sea view. It is usually popular in the afternoon to gather with friends and family to enjoy their time.
  • Esinti (Breeze) Country House is a restaurant outdoors and is designed to introduce its customers to having dinner outside. People usually enjoy picnic or brunch options that the restaurant offers and some even hold their weddings there.

Hotels in Kartal

Kartal offers hotels for all budgets from Luxurious to budget, and here are some of the hotels in Kartal;

  • Titanic Business Kartal has five-star amenities, including a luxurious stay and a strategic location due to its closeness to many shopping areas.
  • The Grand Mira Hotel has 52 rooms available and offers a luxury stay with its sea viewing room options. Its unique architecture attracts visitors.
  • Ramada Encore by Wyndham Istanbul Kartal has 92 rooms available and has a modern and minimalist interior design. The hotel has many amenities, such as a fitness center, a restaurant, and a business center.

Education in Kartal

Educational institutes in Kartal;

  • Marmara University
  • Istanbul Gedik University
  • Istanbul Sehir University
  • Balkan University

Transportation in Kartal

Kartal has a metro, bus, and ferry that can be preferred to visit different districts in Istanbul, such as the Kadikoy-Kartal metro and Gebze-Halkali Marmaray. On the other hand, you can see Adalar and Yalova through ferry lines.


You can use the Marmaray to reach Kartal.


You can use the M4 Metroline to reach Kartal, Saloon Café, Café Bahane, Adanali Sukru Usta Maltepe, and Brandium Atasehir in under an hour.

Entertainment and Social Life in Kartal

Shopping in Kartal

Kartal has various shopping options for shoppers to choose from, along with food courts, cinemas, and play areas. Local market sellers are selling organic fruits and vegetables weekly.

Shopping centers and malls in Kartal:

  • Kartal Park Mall
  • Viaport
  • Kartal Milk Center
  • Istmarina
  • Istanbul Trade Shopping Center


Kartal is on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. And it has become a significant spot for investors with advanced real estate projects.

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