It is neighbors with Beykoz, Şile, Ümraniye Sancaktepe, and Pendik districts on the Anatolian side of the city of Istanbul. It is a location that has obtained the status of a district in 2009. Approximately 270 thousand people live within the borders of Çekmeköy.
Its area is 202 square kilometres. The population distribution and density of Çekmeköy district are also very balanced. The average altitude of the district, which is mostly covered with Alemdağ Forests, is around 100 meters. Especially, the real estate centre of Istanbul, such as Ataşehir, is located close to the locations.
Çekmeköy is one of the ideal locations for real estate investment in Istanbul. Recently, it has attracted the attention of both domestic and foreign investors. Many project types and portfolio options are easily available for real estate sales within the boundaries of Çekmeköy district.
History of Çekmeköy
It is known that the first structuring in the region administratively goes back to the Ottoman period and even the period of Suleiman the Magnificent. This region, which was mostly connected to the Izmir sanjaks at that time, was later declared as a sanjaks and became a separate administrative structure.
In this context, it is known that the order of the Anatolian side, especially the towns such as Üsküdar and Beykoz, was met by the banner lord in this region. In the Ottoman period, it is mostly known as the town of farms and forest areas. This region became active when Atik queen mother established a foundation around Üsküdar. One of the main functions of this foundation is to meet the firewood requirement of Istanbul.
At this point, the lumberjacks, who settled near Çekmeköy, undertook the task of bringing the wood they collected to Üsküdar via wheelbarrows and selling them. Later, we can say that the lumbering and lumbering activities in that region showed a rapid development. During the Republic period, this town, which was directly connected to Üsküdar, has developed both as a settlement and economically.
The social development of the Çekmeköy region, which had been stable and stable until the 1970s, gained speed with the industrialization trends that started after the ’70s. The population growth of Çekmeköy has gained momentum and has become one of the important points in the socially important region, with the effect of migration from the village to the city, which has accelerated in the mentioned years.
Çekmeköy, which acquired the status of a district in the local elections held in 2009, grew approximately twice by adding different towns and neighborhoods to its structure during this period.
Places to visit in Çekmeköy
Çekmeköy stands out, especially with its forests and nature parks. In this context, it is recommended that people who plan to visit the Çekmeköy district soon should definitely visit the natural parks in the region to experience the natural texture of the region. Especially areas such as the Avcı Koru nature park promise a very pleasant experience to its visitors with its unique eating and drinking places away from the noise of the city.
Likewise, locations such as the Aydos Lake Picnic area promise visitors a sightseeing experience intertwined with nature. Besides, Istanbul Butterfly Farm draws the attention of visitors as an area where colourful butterfly species can be observed according to the seasons.
Food & Beverage Places and Restaurants in Çekmeköy
Çekmeköy district is a demographically multicultural and cosmopolitan location just like the rest of Istanbul. At this point, it would not be wrong to say that the cuisine culture of the district has also evolved in a multifaceted way. Especially Anatolian food restaurants, kebab houses and tantuni sellers’ places are among the most preferred restaurants in the district. Besides, options such as open buffet breakfast are also prominent in the region, especially in forest areas and by the lake.
Buffet Station Breakfast
Home-made Food Places
Kebab Houses and Tantuni sellers
The Black Sea Cuisine
Bakeries and Dessert Shops