Balikesir Karesi District Guide

Balikesir City Guide

Karesi is the biggest and central district of  Balıkesir city with more than 184.000 population. This district takes its name from the leader of Karesioğulları settled in Balıkesir region throughout the history. Today, Karesi district is the most important business and trade center of Balıkesir city with its modern city life conditions.

Check out the most comprehensive Karesi city guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Karesi” or “How to get to Karesi ?” in this guide.

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




254 / km2

0,61 %

695 km2


Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Karesi ? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Karesi, there are one state hospital named as Balıkesir State Hospital and 4 private hospitals in the city.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Karesi or real estate for rent in Karesi , you are on the right page.  As of the end of December 2020 in Balıkesir, Karesi district, the prices of houses for sale increased by 24.68% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 125 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the neighborhoods that gained the most value in Karesi district of Balıkesir province as of the end of December 2020 were Adnan Menderes, Ali Hikmet Paşa, Atatürk in order.

Accommodation in Karesi is an important issue for people who visit city for different purposes like tourism or business. Today, it’s possible to find different accommodation alternatives like hotels and hostels in Karesi district like many other districts of the city.

Check out the “Best places to visit in Karesi” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Karesi” questions in this guide. Clock Tower is located in the center of Balıkesir. It was built in 1829 according to the inscription on the clock tower. The old blediye building, which was the headquarters for the National Struggle activities, was opened in 1996 as the National Forces Museum. On the first floor of the museum; There are written decisions and memories of the people who led the establishment of the National Forces. In addition, photographs of Atatürk taken in Balıkesir are exhibited. On the second floor, archaeological and ethnographic works are exhibited. Zağnos Pasha Mosque is the largest mosque in Balıkesir. This mosque, which has a square plan; It is covered with a central dome. There are four corner domes around the dome. Değirmen Boğazı Nature Park is a picnic area on the Balıkesir-Bursa highway. A large area, this picnic area contains many types of trees such as pine, cypress, and willow.

You can find a lot of transportation alternatives to Karesi district. You can prefer road or air transportation if you are coming from outside of the city. Koca Seyit Airport is located in the city and you can find direct flights from Istanbul and Ankara to İzmir. On the other hand, there are a lot of regular bus lines from many cities of Turkey to Balıkesir. For details, please visit our Balıkesir Transportation Guide.


Enes Sahin

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