Located on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, the Sancaktepe district is one of the city’s newly expanding settlements. Sancaktepe, which gained its district status in 2008, is neighbours with Kartal, Maltepe, Ümraniye, Çekmeköy, Pendik and Sultanbeyli districts. Its average area is around 62 thousand square kilometers.
Sancaktepe district has a population of about 414 thousand according to the latest censuses. Apart from this, the design of one of the biggest city hospitals of Istanbul and even Europe within the borders of Sancaktepe continues. The fact that the health and education investments made in the district are so large can be interpreted as an indicator of Sancaktepe’s real estate potential.
Since the connection roads of the 3rd bridge built on the Bosphorus pass over this district, the district is also in an extremely strategic location in terms of transportation. At this point, Sancaktepe will be a very logical choice for capital owners who want to invest in real estate in Istanbul.
History of Sancaktepe
Sancaktepe has a history dating back to ancient times. It is a prominent location with mostly recreational areas and summer palace settlements. Sancaktepe is a location where there are especially important Byzantine buildings. The settlements here, which were used very actively during the Byzantine period, were heavily invaded by the Seljuks towards the end of the 11th century.
Especially after the Ottoman period, the Turkish population in the region increased, Ottoman settlements began to be established near the region. After the conquest of Istanbul, villages were established here, especially agricultural activities developed in this region.
During the Republic period, this region, which had a quiet period especially until the mid-’70s, became a region where production facilities focused on agricultural production were established. According to the Official Gazette decision in 2008, it took some towns from Ümraniye and Kartal districts and became a district.
Places to Visit in Sancaktepe
Sancaktepe is home to many locations that attract visitors, especially with its natural beauties. It is a location that should be seen especially by those who want to experience the historical texture of the region. Abdurrahman Ghazi mausoleum promises an environment experience that includes symbols of Turkish-Islamic culture.
Likewise, shopping centers, which are very important places for social life in the lake, are among the most visited places in Sancaktepe. Especially the Rings shopping center stands out as the most popular and crowded shopping center of the district.
Food & Beverage Places and Restaurants in Sancaktepe
Since Sancaktepe is a multicultural and densely populated environment, the restaurant options in this region are also quite different. We can say that they focus on culinary culture.
In parallel with the population structure in the region, Sancaktepe has eating and drinking places belonging to different cultures such as local flavours, Anatolian cuisine, Black Sea cuisine, and kebab houses.
The Black Sea Cuisine,