There are several regions in Turkey considered the best place to live. The question most asked by people who want a new life in Turkey is “where is the best place to live in Turkey” This depends on a lot of factors and your circumstances, if you are retiring to Turkey the Fethiye area is a firm favourite.
Like millions of others you have worked all your life and are approaching retirement age – what happens next? Do you stay in the house you have probably lived in for years or do you begin a new adventure? People who want a new life in the sun opt for Turkey it offers a luxurious lifestyle, affordable property and an inexpensive way of life with low cost of living.
Fethiye in the Mugla region is favoured by expats, with a wide expat community of all nationalities but mainly Brits have settled there and they have made it their home for various reasons:
It’s an incredibly beautiful area of Turkey – in the heart of the Mediterranean with picturesque views and scenic landscapes. People who adore sailing are found here with gorgeous marinas and yacht clubs dotted all along this coastline.
English is widely spoken – this generally makes life easier and as it’s a tourist destination this is to be expected.
The climate is typically Mediterranean – consisting of very hot, long and dry summers with an average of 34°C (93°F) during the daytime, winters are mild with a little rain with a daytime average of 16°C (61°F).
Pretty surrounding resorts and villages – in this area you will also find Oludeniz, Calis Beach, Hisaronu, Ovacik and Uzumlu. You can take your pick of where you choose to live, if you want to be in the hub look at properties in Fethiye itself or lively Hisaronu. If you want to live somewhere more peaceful opt for the countryside in Uzumlu.
Landmarks and places of interest – the Blue Lagoon here is the most photographed beach in Turkey it’s incredibly beautiful. Patara Beach is the longest beach in Turkey; there is Butterfly Valley, the Lycian Rock Tombs, the ghost village of Kayakoy and the Saklikent Gorge make for great days out.
Proximity to Dalaman airport – this is the closest airport to Fethiye just 44.5 km away which takes around 47 minutes, it makes heading back home for a family visit easy.
Property – this is what mainly lures expats to Fethiye: actually not just Fethiye anywhere in Turkey to be totally honest.
Apartments – currently you can buy a 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms ground floor apartment on a well kept complex with a large communal pool set in landscaped gardens for just £54,995 this is a resale apartment and comes fully furnished. It is only 10 minutes driving distance away from the centre of Fethiye; however the local village with shops and amenities including restaurants is a short walk.
Villas and Bungalows – a 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom detached bungalow set in private landscaped gardens with a private pool is currently for sale for £115,000 it is a resale and is fully furnished. It is located in Dalaman just 15 minutes from the airport and 40 minutes to Fethiye and only 20 minutes away from the international yachting centre of Gocek.
However if you are searching for a villa closer to Fethiye you can invest in new build 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms detached villa set on a complex of just 16 villas with large communal pool and landscaped gardens for £139,000 this is not a resale and furniture is not included. It is located in Ovacik just 20 minutes away from Fethiye but you have all the amenities you could want in Ovacik as its centre is within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and the local mini bus stop.
If you want the ultimate in luxury you can opt for a land and build, this is where you choose a piece of land and have a villa built in the Ovacik Valley by one if the leading builders in the area. A typical private build here is 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms detached villa, set in its own grounds, with private pool and landscaped gardens with extensive picturesque views of the surrounding area. This is where you can have it all, a luxury villa with the views you want, the villas are spacious and you have privacy and all this can be yours for a starting price from £375,000 – obviously if you want a larger plot of land and a larger villa built then you would pay more.
Living in the Fethiye region offers a wonderful lifestyle in the sunshine in one of the most desired locations in Turkey. It doesn’t have to be a dream for you, make it a reality!