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Kocaeli is an important city in matters of connecting Istanbul to Anatolia. Thanks to the advanced transportation infrastructure, it’s about 1.5 hours of driving distance from İstanbul. In the times of the Roman Empire, the city was called Nicomedia, named after the Phrygian King Nicomedes the 1st. Until 286, Nicomedia served as the eastern capital city. Later then, it was ruled by Byzantium, Latin Empire, Seljuks, and the Ottomans. Since 1338, Kocaeli remains as a Turkish land. There are many remarkable historical places in the city such as the remains of the ancient acropolis, agora, necropolis, the Hellenistic Üçtepeler Mound King Tombs, Orhan Mosque, French Theological School, İzmit Clock Tower, and many more.
As a province of Turkey, it has the same name as its capital, İzmit which is also referred to as Kocaeli. It’s divided into 12 districts and these are; İzmit, Derince, Gebze, Gölcük, Kandıra, Karamürsel, Körfez, Kartepe, Başiskele, Çayırova, Dilovası, Darıca. Most of the people call Kocaeli the industrial capital of Turkey. It is located on the crossroads of the local market as a neighbor of İstanbul, Bursa, Yalova, and Sakarya. The fast-developing industry and commercial business have made an effect on the growth of the city of nearly 1.8 million. Extensive port facilities Bay of İzmit, oil refinery, paper, cement, the automotive industry also contributed to the city having such a name. The Turkish sweet Pişmaniye is also produced in the city as a famous tradition. The city can be divided into two areas: the area close to the Sea of Marmara with railway and highway networks and historic houses from the Ottoman period on the hills. In the middle of these industrial opportunities, wouldn’t it be advantageous to buy a commercial property in Kocaeli? There are also many kinds of transportation such as ferry boat, Akçaray (railway), Osmangazi Bridge to link Gebze to Yalova province. The airport of the city, Cengiz Topel Airpot is used for military and flights at certain times of the week Trabzon International Airport is on service. Alternatively, for passengers coming from all over the world, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is located only 60 km away from Kocaeli.
Kocaeli is the best place to get away for those wanting to take a break from the crowd of İstanbul. Winters are usually rainy and cool, summers are rather warm. Moreover, you will absolutely have a healthy and joyful life if you buy an apartment in Kocaeli. There is a famous Kartepe Ski Center for you to enjoy the snow with your loved ones. Faruk Yalçın Zoo with various animal and plant species can be a nice weekend activity in Darıca. Also, Sapanca Lake is 1 hour away from Kocaeli, for you to enjoy beautiful nature and spend long hours in tranquility and fresh air.
Similar to the real estate in İstanbul, there are apartment projects with contemporary design, rich social and communal facilities such as swimming pools, sunbathing areas, Turkish Bath, sauna, walking tracks, sports courts. Aside from the apartments in complexes, the outer parts of the city are surrounded by nature consists of many villas. These villas in Kocaeli for sale offer life in a peaceful atmosphere. Some of them offer a sea view when most of the villas have an open city and nature view. You can enjoy private and luxury living just in the middle of nature.
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