Sakarya is located in the northwest of Ankara, it is bordering the Kocaeli district which is next to Istanbul on the west, Bilecik on the south, Bolu on the southeast, and Düzce province on the east, and it is overlooking the Black Sea on the north side.
Also known as Adapazarı, Sakarya is located in between Istanbul and Ankara. Its location is very accessible from these important cities, around a 1-hour drive away from Istanbul and 3 hours from the capital city Ankara. Because of its proximity to many other Turkish cities and its strategic location, Sakarya has been fastly developed from an industrial and cultural aspect. It is home to many attractive places that are seen as a paradise for those who prefer to spend a peaceful life in close dialogue with nature.
Top Favorite Places in Sakarya
Sapanca Lake: As the best natural landmark of Sakarya, Sapanca Lake is one of the most important tourist areas in the loveliest district Sapanca, near Istanbul. With many rivers flow to the lake together, it extends over 45 kilometers area by lush green spaces of hills and orchards. The lake also attracts the attention of surfing, sailing, and canoeing lovers with its various sports facilities. There are many Sakarya properties for sale and boutique hotels around the lake that you can enjoy dwelling of idyllic moments.
Karasu: Located on the Black Sea shores, Karasu stands out as being the biggest focal point of summer tourism in the region. Like a chirpy holiday village, it has amusement parks, live music venues, and huge aqua parks as well as beautiful beaches. The great interest among home-buyers and investors who are considering the increasing popularity of the region has also upraised the housing prices.
Poyrazlar Lake: As being a stopping point for many types of migratory birds seasonally, Poyrazlar Lake is one of the most unique natural beauty of the Marmara region. It provides a wonderful opportunity for nature sports lovers to enjoy the splendid nature of the lake by biking or taking an ATV tour.
Tarakli: With wooden houses and historical buildings, the Taraklı district reflects long history dating back early Ottoman Empire era. It has gained attention as a tourist destination thanks to its famous historical buildings, thermal facilities, beautiful natural surroundings, organic local food, and products. Due to its proximity to Istanbul and restoration works, it is expected to be a favorite destination in a short time.
With Sopeli, Dogancay Waterfall, Kermali Highland, Acarlar Floodplain Forest, Kırkpınar, and much more natural beauty, Sakarya has also many historical monuments and locations such as The Second Bayezid Bridge, Justinianos Bridge, Harmantepe Castle, and Sakarya Museum.
Sakarya Real Estate Market Continue to be Valued
Sakarya real estate market is at the top of the property investment lists of foreign investors. Spacious family villas in Sakarya, affordably priced apartments are the new focus for those wishing to own property with the purpose of spending the summer vacation or permanent residency, close to Istanbul. In the heart of the Marmara region, Sakarya offers countless advantages that make it a powerful real estate hot spot. Over recent years, many people decided to move to Sakarya to start enjoying a fuller life. In addition, profitable Sakarya commercial projects in the city are highly preferred by domestic and foreign investors to achieve high real estate realization.
One of the Best Cities to be A Student
Sakarya University, which gained the government’s “Educational Quality Document” as a first and only public university, is considered one of the largest universities in Turkey with more than 85,000 students. Before, it linked to Istanbul Technical University to be its engineering college, and in 1992, Sakarya Engineering Academy was converted to an independent university.
It hosts different institutes and has very high research activities in its comprehensive graduate programs with professional degrees. The university is also one of the leading Turkish universities at the global level. It has many international exchange programs around the world: Europe, America, Africa, Asia, and the Far East.