It is a big district located on the Çatalca peninsula, on the European side of Istanbul. Beylikdüzü is among the city’s new attraction centres with its real estate projects and important social areas. It is neighbours with Esenyurt, Avcılar and Büyükçekmece districts.
Beylikdüzü is established on an area of approximately 360 square kilometres. It is a district where structuring is extremely systematic. It is a location where there is no slum housing in Istanbul and where urbanization is highly planned. It is also described as the rising value of Istanbul.
Beylikdüzü district is among the locations that draw domestic and foreign investors’ most attention, especially with new generation real estate projects. In addition, it has unique demography in terms of its socio-economic structure. More than 40% of people living in the Beylikdüzü district are university graduates.
Green areas also cover an extremely large area. The green area per person in the Beylikdüzü district is more than 10 square meters. Beylikdüzü is a city that is fully evaluated in European standards, with its avenues and streets afforested at regular intervals. There are also extremely luxurious real estate projects such as the Deniz Istanbul project. The level of foreign population is also very high in the Beylikdüzü district.
In this context, we can say that the district has a cosmopolitan structure and accommodates people from all walks of life with its mosaic structure that characterizes the country in general. The density in the district, with a total population of 365 thousand, is average compared to the area.
History of Beylikdüzü
It is located quite far from the city centre of Istanbul. Beylikdüzü district has a very deep-rooted past in a historical sense. My first historical traces in the region are estimated to belong to the Hellenistic civilization in 700 BC. Beylikdüzü, which was under the auspices of the Roman Empire in the 200s BC, was under the aegis of the Eastern Roman Empire in the 300s.
After the conquest of Istanbul, there are many historical monuments and ancient ruins in the region, which was directly under the Ottoman Empire’s rule. In the Republic period, the region was called Kavaklı because of its climatic characteristics and the poplar trees, which have an important place in vegetation.
The local government structure, which existed until March 2008 as the town of Kavaklı, acquired the district status after this date and took Beylikdüzü. One of the most important factors in the development of Beylikdüzü is the real estate investments made in the region.
Especially after the 1999 Istanbul Earthquake, serious investments were made in the Beylikdüzü district within the scope of combating rotten housing in Istanbul and urban transformation. This district has received serious immigration from the city centre.
With the opening of the Metrobus line, which has a very important place in terms of transportation of Istanbul, it received the second wave of immigration. Therefore, the Beylikdüzü district has become an important attraction centre of the city.
Places to Visit in Beylikdüzü
As mentioned above, it is one of the new rising values of Istanbul. Beylikdüzü is a location that stands out with its cultural texture and historical structure. In this context, Beylikdüzü promises a versatile entertainment experience to its visitors with its social areas, shopping centres and cultural activity areas such as cinema and theatre.
Beylikdüzü is one of the areas frequented by shopping enthusiasts, especially with important shopping centers such as Torium and Marmara Park. Besides, Tüyap, where the biggest book fair in Turkey is organized, is also very close to Beylikdüzü.
Likewise, it is a frequent destination for those who want to get away from the noise of the city and integrate with nature. Beylikdüzü Yaşam Vadisi, as the largest park area in the district, allows visitors to integrate with nature. Apart from this, Yakuplu Marina, which is one of the most famous social areas in the region, is one of the frequently visited locations in the district.
Food & Beverage Places and Restaurants in Beylikdüzü
Beylikdüzü district, which has a very cosmopolitan structure, has a comprehensive cuisine culture with its social structure and cultural texture. In this context, restaurants that reflect the cuisine culture of all regions in the district can be found easily. Many local flavours from Mediterranean cuisine to eastern cuisine, from the Black Sea to Thrace are available in Beylikdüzü.
Kebab Houses and Firesides
The Black Sea Cuisine
Chains of Fast Food
The World Kitchen