As one of the districts of Istanbul and a neighbour to 4 other districts, Avcilar is located between the Sea of Marmara and the west side of Kucukcekmece and it is on the European side of the city. It is approximately 27 kilometres from the center.
First of all; its accessibility is one of the great advantages for the district, the possibilities of rail system, sea bus and metrobus make the city pretty accessible to be reached.
Being close to the Istanbul Ataturk Airport makes Avcilar more appealing in fact. Within all these years, Avcilar has turned into one of the industrial and residential places that is used to be just a small fishing village before the 20th century. We can link this major changement to the new construction projects, industrial and economic developments having been realized. It directly connects to the TEM and D-100 highway that are busy highways most of the time since the road leads to Europe is like that more than ever. This intensity can be seen in Ambarli as well, a major port nearby Avcilar.
After the year of 2005, Avcilar has started to change itself with the effect of the branded projects appeared in Beylikduzu. Among 10 neighbourhoods, Universite, Firuzkoy, Cihangir and Tahtakale are the most popular ones currently. Especially Tahtakale that is connected to Ispartakule has started to draw attention since it is close to Bahcesehir that is an another district of Istanbul.
In the center of Avcilar, many cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, cinemas are available for you. Most of these facilites are found in the big downtown of the district. Besides, Doubletree by Hilton Avcilar, one of the great hotels in the city, is located here and it contributes a major advantage.
The property prices show an increase when they are located near the sea in Avcilar. However, there is a great demand for the apartments located near the center of Avcilar since there is a campus of Istanbul University. In addition to these apartments, there are many new constructions having been carried out. For instance; Avcilar Towers is a special project that offers sea and lake view, offices, luxury flats and shops that are designed to satisfy your needs.
It seems that after all these years of developments, even if it takes a little bit of time, Avcilar will gain more popularity among investors. This has already started to be seen with new projects having emerged in the recent years.