Istanbul Esenler District Guide

Istanbul City Guide

Esenler is located in the European side of Istanbul. Esenler is one of the biggest districts of Istanbul with more than 450.000 population. It is neighbors with Gaziosmanpaşa in the north, Güngören in the south, Zeytinburnu in the southeast and Bağcılar in the west. Esenler consists of 18 neighborhoods and has a total area of 5.227 hectares. Unlike the surrounding districts, Esenler is a settlement center rather than an industrial center. Istanbul Intercity Bus Terminal is also located in Esenler. The region is a residential area from the Byzantines. The oldest inhabitants of this region are Greeks living in the villages established under the names Litros (Esenler) and Avas (Atışalanı). Esenler or Atışalanı Villages were Byzantine villages until the conquest of Istanbul by the Turks in the magnificent periods of Byzantium in ancient times, and they contributed economically to the Byzantine Empire by growing various agricultural products.

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

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




8405 / km2

1,30 %

52 km2


Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Esenler ? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Esenler, there are 1 state hospitals and 6 private hospitals. In addition, there are many medical centers such as eye hospitals, oral and dental health clinics in the district.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Esenler or real estate for rent in Esenler, you are on the right page. As of the end of August 2020 in Istanbul, Esenler district, prices of houses for sale increased by 16.33% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 100 square meters. Considering the annual averages, as of the end of August 2020, the neighborhoods that gained the most value in Istanbul’s Esenler district are Turgut Reis, Kemer, Birlik, Menderes, Fevzi Çakmak in order.

Accommodation in Esenler is an important issue for people who visit city for different purposes like tourism or business. You can find a lot of hotels that are suitable for every kind of budget in the borders of district.

Check out the “Best places to visit in Esenler” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Esenler” questions in this guide. Hünkar Kasrı is an important symbol of Esenler city. This historical pavilion belonging to the Ottoman Period; it is also known as Otağı Hümayun. Hünkâr Kasrı, which carries the Ottoman architecture, is one of the places to be seen in Esenler. Davut Pasha Barracks is located on the old highway connecting Istanbul to Edirne. Davut Pasha Barracks, which was used as a barracks for many years during the Ottoman period, was used as a barracks in the Republic Period until 1999.

Esenler has many transportation alternatives like metro, bus and tramway. İstanbul Intercity Bus Terminal is located in Esenler district.

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Enes Sahin

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