LOCAL > Istanbul residents choose Üsküdar ‘most desired district’

ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency

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Istanbul residents has chosen the Anatolian side’s modest and historic district Üsküdar as the “most desired” district of the city in which to live, according to a survey conducted by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ICOC).

Some 2,000 participants participated in the survey, titled “Istanbul People Housing Tendencies.”

Üsküdar placed top, with 7.4 percent of the people saying it was the most desired district to live in. Fellow Asian side district Kadıköy was chosen as the 2nd most desired with 6.1 percent, while the city’s European side’s historic peninsula of Fatih came third on the list with 4.7 percent of respondents choosing it.

Other European side districts Bakırköy, Bahçelievler, Beşiktaş, Sarıyer, Ümraniye, Beykoz, Maltepe and Küçükmece, in that order, were chosen as the other most desired to live places.

Some 71.8 percent of Istanbul residents said they would prefer living in low-rise buildings, with 93.7 saying they disliked living in high-rise buildings.

Some 21.9 percent said they would prefer to live in “traditional neighborhoods.”

When participants were asked what they considered the biggest problem in Istanbul to be, 70.8 said it was traffic and transportation.


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Richard Wyatt

6/28/2013 6:41:34 AM

young genius, I agree. Kadıköy has a relaxed, liberal feel, whereas Üsküdar has a somewhat creepy feel, although I must admit that Üsküdar Municipality is better at maintaining its public spaces than Kadıköy.

Dayna Lewis

6/27/2013 10:16:35 PM

The results make me wonder where they found the 2000 people who participated in this survey I do hope someone pays attention to the result ''93.7 saying they disliked living in high-rise buildings.''

young genius

6/27/2013 7:42:39 PM

I like Kadıköy the most!

mara mcglothin

6/27/2013 6:41:27 PM

VARGEN I like to LOOK across the Bogaz at the places you mention. Sunsets are nicer from the Asian side with the skyline in the background.

Çılgın Kanarya

6/27/2013 6:24:43 PM

Yes Vargen Vargen, of course, but not everyone can afford to live along the Bosphorus. I know I certainly can't anyway :)

Vargen Vargen

6/27/2013 4:13:06 PM

I think the places along the Bosphorous on the European side are nicer. Bebek, Arnavutköy, Ortaköy etc are much more fun.
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