All you need to know about Büyükçekmece!

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Büyükçekmece district is located on the west side of the European part of Istanbul province on the Marmara Sea coast, with a population of 275.000. It is surrounded by Beylikdüzü and Esenyurt to the east, Silivri to the west, Çatalca and Arnavutköy districts to the north and the Marmara Sea to the south. 

Education In Büyükçekmece :


Büyükçekmece has three of the largest and most important universities in Istanbul, Aydin University, Arel University and Beykent University, in addition to many public and private schools and International schools such as Al-Fayez International Schools and Istanbul International Community School.

Health & Hospitalization In Büyükçekmece:


Büyükçekmece contains large public and private hospitals like Büyükçekmece Devlet Hastanesi, Kolan Private Hospital, and medical centers too.

Transportation In Büyükçekmece:

The Büyükçekmece area is rich with the highways that connect it with the city center and other areas; both TEM and D-100 highways pass through Büyükçekmece. Public transportation and sea buses (BUDO) reach the district too. 

Buyukcekmece is about 30 minutes away from the new Istanbul airport, there is also a private airport near the area for those wishing to travel by private aircraft. 

Social & Cultural Facilities In Büyükçekmece :

The International Büyükçekmece Culture and Art Festival 

The International Büyükçekmece Culture and Art Festival which takes place between July 1 and July 7July in Büyükçekmece every year is the third largest Festival in the world.

Büyükçekmece has many attractive places, such as Sancaklar Mosque, Kurşunlu Han and The Kanuni Sultan Suleiman bridge which is known as Büyükçekmece Bridge, etc. 

Büyükçekmece is also famous for its lake that connects to Marmara coast and to a group of distinctive coasts like Mimar Sinan coast which contains restaurants with charming views of Büyükçekmece Bay. The area also has several shopping centers  like Aymerkez mall and Aritus shopping center .

What Are The Features Of Büyükçekmece? 

  • Upscale and quiet residential area.
  • The diversity of coasts in Büyükçekmece.
  • The two main highways of Istanbul E-5 and E-80 connect Büyükçekmece and the city center.
  • Büyükçekmece is witnessing a great urban development and holding many luxury housing projects like OG112 and OG124.  

Real Estate Market In Büyükçekmece:

  • OG124
  • The average selling price of real estate in Istanbul is generally higher than in Büyükçekmece, which amounted to 470,000 TL. However, last month the prices of properties in Büyükçekmece increased by 3.3%

    Most of the modern residential projects in Büyükçekmece are characterized by their fascinating views, modern infrastructure, and the distinctive services and facilities they provide which make them suitable for families in particular and great investment opportunities for investors.

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