Alanya at Glance
Alanya is a town which is situated on the south cost of Turkey and belongs to the Antalya city. Alanya is approximately 125 km away from the Antalya city center. Approximately 300.000 people live in Alanya and the town is bigger than 22 cities in Turkey.
The ancient name of Alanya is Alaiye.
Traditionally, tourism is the number one sector for the local economy in Alanya. The town has long tradition and rich experience in tourism. Alanya, that time Alaiye, was even a vacation place for nobility in the Ottoman times. Later in the modern history the first mass tourism movements started in Alanya thank to small pension hotels. Nowadays, there are app. 650 accommodation facilities, 85.000 rooms with the capacity of 185.000 beds. Yearly app. %10 of tourism income of Turkey comes from Alanya and around 4 million tourists visited Alanya in 2015.
The number two economic sector in Alanya is agriculture. Thank to the subtropical weather conditions it is possible to produce every kind of fruit and vegetable during the year. Alanya is a kind of food storage of Turkey. Especially Alanya Banana is very famous in Turkey. It is sweeter and smaller than import bananas. Recently local farmers invest a lot into banana and avacado plants.
The sector that follows is the construction and real estate sector in Alanya. More than 40.000 people from 76 different countries has bought Property in Alanya.
How is the wather in Alanya in winter time?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get as real estate brokers in Alanya. There is 8 months long summer season in Alanya. The rest of the year is considered winter with cooler and rainy weather but it never snows. As the daily temperature of the coolest month of the year - January - is around 15 °C, some of the local people in Alanya have never seen snow in their entire life.
The climate in Alanya shortly - “Warm and dry summers and mild winters”
Alanya has a typical hot-summer Mediterranean climate. Located at the Mediterranean Basin, the subtropical high pressure zone ensures that most rain comes during the winter, leaving the summers long, hot, and dry, prompting the Alanya board of Tourism to use the slogan "where the sun smiles”. Storm cells sometimes bring with them fair weather waterspouts when close to the shore.The presence of the Taurus Mountain in close proximity to the sea causes fog, in turn creating visible rainbows many mornings. The height of the mountains creates an interesting effect as snow can often be seen on them even on hot days in the city below. The sea at Alanya has an average temperature of 21.4 °C (71 °F) annually, with an average August temperature of 28 °C (82 °F).
What about the education possibilities for the foreign people in Alanya?
A lot of foreigners move to Alanya with their kids to settle down. As to their education possibilities it is necessary to say that all the kids can start to study in state schools. It is free but they need to learn Turkish. Besides that, there are several private schools in Alanya as well. Students still need to learn Turkish although in some private schools there are lessons in English as well. There are two universities in Alanya. One of them is the Alanya Aladdin Keykubat State University. The other one is a private university called the Alanya Hamdullah Emin Paşa University. In the latter one the education language is English.
Why Alanya attracts the foreign home buyers?
Foreigners started to buy Property in Turkey by 2003. Before 2003 only German people used to buy a property in Alanya. After changing the reciprocity law for foreign home buyers, a lot of foreigners has bought properties in Alanya. Especially Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish people has got their holiday Homes in Alanya. Than Russian, Irish, English, Kazakhistan, Belgian, Dutch people follow with their properties in Alanya. Today besides the Europeans, Arab people also buy Properties in Alanya.
We believe the biggest reason to buy a Property in Alanya is its warm and long summer season. It means 300 sunny days. The mild winter weather also attracts many foreigners to spend their winter in Alanya. Some other reasons to buy a property:
- Cheaper living conditions than in the EU
- Delicious Turkish food
- Hospitable Turkish people
- High quality healthcare services
- Tasty and fresh fruit and vegetable
- Easy connections to everywhere from the Gazipaşa airport (40 Km to Alanya)
- Secure town
- Clean sea
- Short flight distance to many countries
- Historical areas nearby
- Natural beauties
- 14 km long sandy beaches.
What type of properties attract foreigners in Alanya?
Foreign home buyers mostly buy apartments or Villas in Alanya. The property construction quality is developing rapidly everyday in Alanya. Today the constructors sector in Alanya knows much better what the foreign home buyers want. They are mostly interested in apartments in complexes with rich facilities in and around Alanya. They use their apartments in Alanya mostly in summer time. Some other people like to have a simple apartment in the Alanya center. Those foreigners often live in Alanya in winter time too. Some people buy a villa in and around Alanya and live permanently in Alanya.
Can I buy a property in the Alanya Centre only or around Alanya too?
The Alanya center has a population of app. 100.000 people. That’s why a lot of home buyers prefer to buy their homes in the surroundings of Alanya. The most popular places to buy a property at the east side of Alanya are Oba, Cikcilli, Kestel, Mahmutlar, Kargicak and Demirtaş. On the West there are Konaklı, Avsallar, Okurcalar and Türkler.
What can you do in Alanya at Property bussines?
You can buy an apartment in Alanya, you can buy a sea view villa in Alanya. You can design and built your own villa as well. You can buy plot in Alanya. You can buy shop or commercial property also in Alanya. Whatver you need as Property in Alanya, from 37.000 euro studio in Alanya to 1.750.000 euro Luxury Villa in Alanya , IDEAL Real estate is ready to assist you kindly.
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