Districts

Kartal is in Anatolian side of Istanbul, across Marmara Sea. It’s one of the most populous Istanbul districts and is where İstanbul Anadolu Courthouse, one of the two major courthouses in the city, is located.

With increasing amount of real estates and workplaces built in Kartal, it also holds a significant value across the city as a business and real estate spot.

 

Population: 470.626 (TÜİK 2019)

 

Area: 48 square kilometer

 

University campuses in Kartal:

Gedik University Campuses

Suleyman Sah University Hayriye Dumankaya Campus

 

Kartal is …

15 min away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

75-80 km away from Istanbul Airport

25 – 30 km away from Taksim Square

22.1 km away from Sultan Ahmet Square

21 – 25 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

 

Important Hospitals in Kartal

Kartal is home for two of the biggest full-fledged state-owned hospitals in the city of Istanbul.

1)Kartal Dr Lüfti Kırdar Training and Research Hospital

2)Kartal Koşuyolu Training and Research Hospital

It is also where many full fledged hospitals such as Özel Birlik Hospital, Vera Hospital, Kartal Kızılay Hospital are located

Şişli is located in European side of Istanbul and is a center for many things including bureaucracy, shopping, cultural life and business centres. The district is home to many business centres and head offices. Also it’s a very central district as for its location in the city and it’s easy to go from Sisli to anywhere in the city using different means of public transportation.

 

Istanbul Çağlayan Courthouse, one of the two major courthouses in the city, is located in Şişli.

 

Population: 279, 817 (TÜİK 2019)

 

Area: 10,62 square kilometer

 

University Campuses in Şişli

Marmara University, 

İstanbul Bilgi University,

Beykent University

Halic University,

Nisantasi University,

and Okan University have campuses located in Sisli.

 

Şişli is…

40 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

43 km away from Istanbul Airport

4 km away from Taksim Square

12 – 17 km away from Sultan Ahmet Square

 5 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

 

Important Hospitals in Şişli

Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital,

Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital

Şişli Florence Nightingale Hospital (full-fledged)

Üsküdar is located in Asian side of Istanbul, on the one end of the Bosphorus Bridge. It’s an ancient district that has many historical mosques, monuments. It has also modern buildings, offices in places like Altunizade. From Uskudar, it’s very easy to go to the surrounding districts and also to the European side.

 

Population: 531,825 (TÜİK 2019)

 

Area: 58 square kilometer

 

University Campuses in Üsküdar

Ozyegin University

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University,

Uskudar University have campuses located in Üsküdar.

 

 

Üsküdar is…

37 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

45-50 km away from Istanbul Airport

14 km away from Taksim Square

17 km away from Sultan Ahmet Square

4,3 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

 

Important Hospitals in Üsküdar

Zeynep Kamil Women’s and Children’s Disease Training and Research Hospital

Başkent University Istanbul Application Research Center

Kadıköy is located in Asian side of Istanbul. The district has many historical sites dating back to Ottoman Era. Kadıköy is a rising real estate district and a business centre too.

Whole district is also a touristic place and is frequented by tourists often. Moreover, many mainroads and transportation lines connect themselves through Kadıköy as it’s a very central location.

 

Area: 25,2 square kilometer

 

Population: 482.713 (TÜİK 2019)

 

University Campuses in Kadıköy

Marmara University,

İstanbul Medeniyet University,

Bahçeşehir University,

Okan University,

Doğuş University have campuses located in Kadıköy.

 

Kadıköy is…

30-35 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

51,3 km away from Istanbul Airport

17 km away from Taksim Square

17 km away from Sultan Ahmet Square

9 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

 

Important Hospitals in Kadıköy

Erenkoy Mental Health and Neurological Diseases Training and Research Hospital

Dr. Siyami Ersek Chest Heart and Vascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital Polyclinic

Kadıköy Florence Nightingale Hospital

Küçükçekmece is in European side. The district is connected with TEM and D100(E5) Highways and is also close to the connecting spots of Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge. It’s also an ever-rising real estate region with its areas such as Halkalı, Atakent which are popular among real estate buyers.

 

Area: 127 square kilometer

 

Population: 792.821 (2019)

 

University Campuses in Küçükçekmece

İstanbul Aydın University

İstanbul Arel University

İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

Marmara University

Kültür University have campuses in Kücükcekmece.

 

 

Küçükçekmece is…

69 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

39 km away from Istanbul Airport

28,2 km away from Taksim Square

24 km away from Sultanahmet Square

31 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

 

Important Hospitals in Kücükcekmece

Doğan Hospital

Rumeli Private Hospital

Mehmet Akif Ersoy Cardiothoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital

Vera Private Medical Center

Beylikdüzü, located in the Westest point of Istanbul, is in European side. With metrobus station at Beylikdüzü, it’s now easy to reach the district.The district has also direct connection to TEM highway which connects it to the European countries. With all that said, Beylikdüzü as a district holds a terrific real estate value.

In Beylikdüzü, there are lots of greenery for inhabitants and it’s above the average of the city. The economy of the district is based on commercial and industrial activities as there are many organized industrial zones located in Beylikdüzü.

 

Area: 360 square kilometer

 

Population: 352.412 (TÜİK 2019)

 

University Campuses in Beylikdüzü

Beykent University,
Ibn Alnafis University For Science and Technology,

Gelişim University have campuses in Beylikdüzü.

 

Beylikdüzü is…

 76 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

 54 km away from Istanbul Airport

 39 km away from Taksim Square

 35 km away from Sultan Ahmet Square

 40 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

 

Important Hospitals in Beylikdüzü

Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital,

Beylikdüzü State Hospital

Acıbadem Beylikdüzü Surgical Medical Center

Maslak is a neighbourhood within Sarıyer district, located in European side. It’s a small but a noteworthy district as it includes the head offices of many national and international companies, business centres and even universities within. For being a business centre for many companies in the city, it’s a very busy district with a huge traffic jam during working hours.

It’s easy to reach Maslak within Istanbul by Yenikapı-Hacıosman metro line.

 

Population: 10.185 (2019)

 

University Campuses in Maslak

İstanbul Technical University

MEF University

Nisantasi University

Isik University

Yildiz Technical University

Beykent University have all campuses in Maslak.

 

Maslak is…

46,4 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

34 km away from Istanbul Airport

11,5 km away from Taksim Square

15,2 km away from Sultanahmet Square

 8 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

 

Important Hospitals in Maslak

Acıbadem Maslak Hospital

İstinye State Hospital Ayazağa District Polyclinic

Beşiktaş is located in European side, at the meeting point of Bosphorus Bridge and FSM Bridge. Many state offices, consulates, most of the universities within the city are located in Besiktas.

Besiktas also serves as a financial center as many finance companies are located in Besiktas. Areas within Besiktas such as Levent, Gayrettepe has been continuedly so popular among real estate buyers, hence the district holds a real-estate-wise value in the city.

The district also has many historical monuments such as Ihlamur Kasrı, Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Yildiz Palace.


Area:
46 square kilometer


Population:
182.649 (2019)

 

University Campuses in Besiktas

Bogazici University

Bahçeşehir University

Yildiz Technical University

Istanbul Technical University

Galatasaray University

Beykent University

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University have all campuses in Besiktas.

 

Besiktas is…

38,6 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

39 km away from Istanbul Airport

2,8 km away from Taksim Square

6,5 km away from Sultanahmet Square

2,8 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

 

Important Hospitals in Besiktas

Baltalimanı Osteopathic Training and Research Hospital Levent District Polyclinic

Dünyagöz Etiler Hospital

Gayrettepe Florence Nightingale Hospital

Acıbadem Fulya Hospital

Başakşehir is located in European side. It’s connected with TEM highway. Also with railways provided in the city, Basaksehir is now connected through whole city.

Moreover, Basaksehir is a rising real estate district and has been an exclusive option for buyers.

In Basaksehir, you can see plenty of industrial plants. With the district being one of the two districts where Ikıtelli Organized Industrial Zone is located in, the area holds a significant industrial value for overall the city.

The district is also in the vicinity of many national and international companies, institutions, technical universities, technoparks in the city and the surroundings of it.

 

Area: 104,33 square kilometer


Population:
460.259 (2019)

 

University Campuses in Basaksehir

İbn Haldun University has campus in Basaksehir.

 

Basaksehir is…

66 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

28 km away from İstanbul Airport

25 km away from Taksim Square

22 km away from Sultanahmet Square

29 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

 

Important Hospitals in Basaksehir

Basaksehir State Hospital

Basaksehir Medical Center

Esenyurt is the most populous Istanbul district and is on European side of the city. Esenyurt, located pretty far from the centre of the city, has been seeing an increase in housing estates built within the area for the last 10 years. The district has a cosmopolite character as it has inhabitants coming from all 81 cities of Turkey.

Economy of the district overwhelmingly depends on real estate sector and industrial activites executed by industrial plants within the area.

 

Area: 27,7 square kilometer

 

Population: 954.579 (2019)

 

University Campuses in Esenyurt

Istanbul Esenyurt University

 

Important Hospitals in Esenyurt

Doğa Hospital

Esenyurt State Hospital

Reyap Hospital Istanbul

 

Esenyurt is…

76 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

42 km away from Istanbul Airport

35 km away from Taksim Square

32 km away from Sultanahmet Square

37,5 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

Pendik district is located on Asian side. It’s also central station of High-speed Train in Asian side and has connection to Istanbul and outside cities through railways, sea and air transportation. Plus it’s where Sabiha Gokcen Airport is located, one of two airports of Istanbul.

The district’s economy is dependent on industrial, tourism, commercial and even agricultural activites. It’s also one of the districts where real estate sales has seen a boom.

 

Area: 278 square kilometer

 

Population: 711.894 (2019)

 

University Campuses in Pendik

Gedik University

International Balkan University have campuses in Pendik.

 

Important Hospitals in Pendik

Private Pendik Sifa Hospital

Pendik State Hospital

Private Pendik Bölge Hospital

Veni Vidi Eye Health Centre

 

Pendik is…

9 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

72 km away from Istanbul Airport

35,6 km away from Taksim Square

35 km away from Sultanahmet Square

27,5 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

Maltepe is a district in Asian side. It’s connected with railroads and is close to Kadıköy district. Its economy is dependent on service sector, public sector and so on.

Recently for the last 6-7 years the district has seen an increase in real estate investments in the area and real estate sales related to that.

 

Area: 278 square kilometer

 

Population: 513.316 (2019)

 

University Campuses in Maltepe

Maltepe University

Istanbul Ticaret University

Marmara University have campuses in Maltepe.

 

Important Hospitals in Maltepe

Maltepe University Medical Faculty Training and Research Hospital

Istanbul Occupational Diseases Hospital

Maltepe State Hospital

 

Maltepe is…

27 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

62 km away from Istanbul Airport

27,2 km away from Taksim Square

26,5 km away from Sultanahmet Square

19,6 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

Ataşehir is a district in Asian side. The district is flooded with residences, housing projects by real estate companies. It’s also home for many malls such as Carrefour, Palladium, Optimum, Brandium and towers like Metropol Istanbul.

 

Area: 25,84 square kilometer

 

Population: 425.094 (2019)

 

University Campuses in Atasehir

Acıbadem University

Yeditepe University

Fenerbahce University have campuses in Atasehir.

 

Important Hospitals in Atasehir

Memorial Atasehir Hospital

Private Atasehir Hospital

Atasehir Florence Nightingale Hospital

Avicenna Hospital Ataşehir

 

Atasehir is…

24,3 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

54,2 km away from Istanbul Airport

21,3 km away from Taksim Square

20 km away from Sultanahmet Square

13 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

Büyükçekmece is a district in European side of the city. It’s a central location that has many commercial, industrial, educational entities within.

Büyükçekmece is also home to Atatürk Cultural Centre and Tuyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, one of the most important cultural and commercial centers of the city.

 

Area: 360 square kilometer

 

Population: 254.103 (2019)

 

University Campuses in Büyükcekmece

Istanbul University

Beykent University

Istanbul Aydin University have campuses in Büyükcekmece.

 

Important Hospitals in Büyükcekmece

Büyükcekmece Mimar Sinan State Hospital

Private Medicell Medical Center

TC Health Ministry Büyükcekmece Oral And Dental Health Center

 

Büyükcekmece is…

96 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

45 km away from Istanbul Airport

56,5 km away from Taksim Square

52 km away from Sultanahmet Square

57 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

Beyoğlu is a district in European side. With İstiklal Avenue, Pera, Cihangir being within the borders of the district, the district is small but a very dynamic tourist attraction with lots of historical sites, cafes, shops. Beyoglu has famous shopping center Istiklal Avenue which is one of the busiest avenues around the world, hence its economy heavily depends on tourism and commerce.

Also for the last couple of years, Beyoğlu has been one of the top places where real estate sales had a boom.

 

Area: 8,76 square kilometer


Population: 233.323 (2019)

 

University Campuses in Beyoglu

Istanbul Technical University

Istanbul Kent University

Istanbul Ticaret University

Istanbul Bilgi University

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University have all campuses in Beyoglu.

 

 

Important Hospitals in Beyoglu

Taksim Training and Research Hospital

Beyoğlu Training and Research Eye Hospital

Private Austrian St. Georges Hospital

Kasımpaşa Naval Hospital

 

Beyoğlu is…

44 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

36,6 km away from Istanbul Airport

1,5 km away from Taksim Square

7 km away from Sultanahmet Square

8,3 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

Ümraniye is the most populous district of the Asian side. The district has some of the biggest mals within, such as Ümraniye Çarşı, Meydan AVM (IKEA). Ümraniye’s economy depend heavily on real estate sales and housing and commercial activities.

 

Area: 58 square kilometer

 

Population: 710.280 (2019)

 

University Campuses in Umraniye

Istanbul 29 Mayıs University

Uskudar University has campuses in Umraniye.

 

Important Hospitals in Umraniye

Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital

Maternity and Pediatrics Hospital

Hisar Intercontinental Hastanesi

Hisar Hospital Çamlıca

 

Ümraniye is…

31 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

50 km away from Istanbul Airport

15 km away from Taksim Square

19 km away from Sultanahmet Square

7 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

Tuzla is a district in Asian side of Istanbul. It’s home to many shipyards in the city because of its seafronting location. Viaport Marina which is positioned as a semi-island mall is one of the most important malls the district has. Its proximity to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (in Pendik) makes this district relatively easier to reach.

Its economy is mostly dependent on industrial and commercial activites.

 

Area: 201 square kilometer

 

Population: 267.400 (2019)

 

University Campuses in Tuzla

Istanbul Okan University

Sabancı University

Istanbul Technical University

Milli Savunma University

İstanbul Medeniyet University

Piri Reis University have campuses in Tuzla.

 

Important Hospitals in Tuzla

Tuzla State Hospital

Yavuz Selim State Hospital

Tuzla Thermal Facility

Private Mercan Hospital

 

Tuzla is…

7,7 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

76,6 km away from İstanbul Airport

43,6 km away from Taksim Square

45,3 km away from Sultanahmet Square

35,6 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

Kağıthane is a district in European side. Its proximity to central places like Levent, Maslak, Şişli, Beşiktaş earns this district significant value.

It’s connected through railroads and is in a central location within the city, being an important centre of business and living space for many Istanbul people.

Kağıthane’s economy is hugely dependent on housing projects and business activities.

 

Area: 23 square kilometer

 

Population: 448.025 (2019)

 

University Campuses in Kağıthane

 Nisantasi University

Halic University have campuses in Kağıthane.

 

Important Hospitals in Kağıthane

Kağıthane State Hospital

Derindere Hospital

Avicenna Hospital

Özel Levent Hospital

 

Kağıthane is…

43 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

33 km away from Istanbul Airport

8,9 km away from Taksim Square

11,7 km away from Sultanahmet Square

6,7 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

It’s a noteworthy neighbourhood of Beşiktaş, located in European side. Eventhough it’s not populous, it’s frequented significantly by people who work there during working hours, especially white collar employees. It’s an important centre for doing business and has an ever-rising real estate value with all the housing projects and major malls it includes.

 

Population: 3.045 (2019)

 

 

Important Hospitals in Levent

SSK Levent Dispensary

Dünyagöz Levent Office

Medest Polyclinic

Boylam Psychiatric Hospital

 

Levent is…

40 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

35,6 km away from Istanbul Airport

8 km away from Taksim Square

11,6 km away from Sultanahmet Square

4,5 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

Bahçelievler is a district in European side. It’s home to many universities, cultural centres and a big real estate sector. It has many big malls some of which are MetroPort AVM, StarCity Outlet, Metro Cash&Carry Merter. The offices of many media outlets are also located within the district, such as TGRT Haber, Zaman Gazetesi, Türkiye Gazetesi.

To sum up, Bahcelievler is an important business and real estate centre.

 

Area: 16,7 square kilometer

 

Population: 611.059 (2019)

 

University Campuses in Bahçelievler

Aydın University

Kultur University

Kadir Has University

Okan University have campuses in Bahcelievler.

 

Important Hospitals in Bahcelievler

Bahcelievler State Hospital

Memorial Bahcelievler Hospital

Medical Park Bahcelievler Hospital

Vital Hospital

İstanbul Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Research and Training Hospital

 

Bahcelievler is…

58,5 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport

38,7 km away from Istanbul Airport

21 km away from Taksim Square

17,3 km away from Sultanahmet Square

23 km away from Bosphorus Bridge

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