If you’ve decided to buy a property in Turkey, you’ll be looking at all the different regions. Mahmutlar, a municipality of Alanya, is approximately 10 km from the city centre. It borders Kestel and Kargicak and the stunning Taurus mountains are visible in the distance.
The beaches are mainly pebbly, but a few coarse sandy beaches can be found. Access to the beaches is along a purpose-built promenade popular with walkers and cyclists. Purpose-built piers link the beach with the sea in some places where access is tricky due to rocks. Despite this, Mahmutlar is a popular tourist destination with a stable ex-pat community mixed with locals. In peak season, the population swells to around 70,000, but because of its size, Mahmutlar never feels crowded.
Benefits for families moving here.:
The availability of kindergartens and schools both Government and Private
Proximity to the sea
A sizeable ex-pat community
English speaking Doctor and Dentist surgeries
In Mahmutlar, there is a wide choice of properties available, from an inexpensive studio to an elite villa.
Apartments in luxury complexes or villas with a large plot of land will cost more.
Mahmutlar is central to many historical sites if you are interested in learning about Turkey’s past-Syedra, Anamur, Side and Laertes.
There are many water sports stations dotted along the coastline and cycle hire shops if you are feeling energetic.
The main river of Dimcay has numerous trout farms and restaurants nestled in the river, perfect for cooling down on hot summers days. There is a pretty park and walking trails along the river. Further up is a cave, of the same name, which has a fantastic reputation for its stalagmites and stalactites.
The foreign residence community in Mahmutlar is strong. There are even cultural centres for the population. If a person needs a small service (for example, repairing clothes or equipment), he can easily find someone who speaks his language and solve the problem without even knowing Turkish.