Istanbul Basaksehir District Guide

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Başakşehir is a district located on the European side of İstanbul. The district is surrounded by Arnavutköy in the north, Sultangazi and Eyüpsultan in the northeast, Esenler in the east, Bağcılar, Küçükçekmece, Avcılar in the south and Esenyurt in the west. On the other hand, Başakşehir also hosts Atatürk Olympic Stadium, which is the biggest stadium of the country, and Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium. There are also many places to visit in Başakşehir like world-renowned shopping mall and natural places. Check out the most comprehensive Başakşehir district guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Başakşehir” or “How to get to Başakşehir?” in this guide.

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




4.4 / km2

7,58 %

104 km2


Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Başakşehir? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Başakşehir, there are 1 state hospital and 4 private hospital. In addition, there is oral and dental health clinics in the district. Especially, you can get high-quality health services in Başakşehir State Hospital.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Başakşehir or real estate for rent in Başakşehir, you are on the right page. The prices of houses for sale in Başakşehir have increased by 30.93% in the last year. The average residential area is 134 square meters. The depreciation period of the houses for sale is around 22 years. The neighborhoods that gained the most value in Başakşehir district were Başak, Bahçeşehir 1. Kısım, Bahçeşehir 2. Kısım, Başakşehir, Güvercintepe respectively. On the other hand, the neighborhoods with the fastest return in Başakşehir district were Şahintepe, Şamlar, Kayabaşı, Başak, İkitelli Osb respectively. Since affordable and luxurious housing projects are built in these regions, it is preferred by those who want to invest. You can make the most correct investment by examining our ads for apartment options for sale from Başakşehir real estate agent. You can also add your listings easily if you are selling or renting a house in different neighborhoods of Başakşehir.

Accommodation in Başakşehir is an important issue for people who visit city for different purposes like tourism or business. In Başakşehir, close to the city center, it is possible to find hotels in all-inclusive concept and accommodation options that serve in bed and breakfast, half board and room concepts only. You can stay in Başakşehir hotels suitable for the needs of visitors coming to Başakşehir for business and tourism purposes. You can find a lot of accommodation alternatives in Başakşehir.

You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Başakşehir” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Başakşehir” questions in this guide. Choose your destination, click on the guide and start discovering Başakşehir deeply now. The district has a lot of places to visit. Firstly, you can visit Mall of İstanbul, which is chosen as the best shopping center in the world. At the same time, Turkey’s largest shopping, entertainment and living center. Otherwise, Başakpazar Fair and Exhibition Area offers its visitors a spacious, hygienic and comfortable shopping environment. Bahçeşehir Pond is the first and largest artificial pond of the country. An ideal environment for those who want to escape the stress of the city. Apart from this, Resneli Niyazi Bey Mansion and Başakşehir Water Valley, which is a modern social life area with its shopping center, walking paths and cafes, are among the popular places in the district. Also, Şamlar Nature Park is a very attractive place for those who want to walk under pistachio pines and be in touch with nature. Historical Azatlı Baruthane and Yarımburgaz Caves, which were declared as 1st degree archaeological natural protected area in 2001, are among the places worth visiting. Şamlar Dam on Şamlar Creek is one of the historical buildings in the district. For more, check out our guide now!

You can choose different means of transportation for Başakşehir. Generally, transportation to the district is carried out by TEM highway and railway. There are also IETT bus services from different parts of the city to the district. Transportation by rail is provided by the train station in Ispartakule.

On the other hand, it is possible to reach the Atatürk Olympic Stadium and 5th Stage Metrokent using the M3 Kirazlı – Başakşehir – Olimpiyatköy Metro Line. Thanks to this line, which is integrated with other rail systems, you can reach the railroad from Başakşehir to Kartal district.


Enes Sahin

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