Tosmur is located about six kilometres to the east of Alanya. It is a slightly quieter place to live and is gaining a reputation amongst buyers for its prestigious homes. Its superb location, sandwiched between the Mediterranean Sea and the rugged Taurus Mountain landscape, means that homeowners have stunning views from every angle.
The number of Europeans who became homeowners in Tosmur increased by more than 50% in the last few years. Citizens of Denmark, Germany, Austria, Great Britain and other European countries live here, conduct their business and relax here.
Climate: The weather in this area of the Mediterranean is known for its hot and humid summer months (particularly July and August), where temperatures regularly top 40 degrees. The winter months are characterised by sunny days followed by cooler nights. Through December and January, expect rain and occasional storms. Temperatures can range from 16 degrees to around 7 or 8 degrees. It's never cold enough to snow or get frost, although the mountains surrounding Tosmur often have a dusting of snow on the top.
Beaches: This coastline has a range of beaches famed for their white, soft sand and clean sea. Some have even received the prestigious Blue flag award. The beaches in Tosmur range from soft sand to shingle. Access to the sea is easy because the slope is gentle in some places. Whereas in some areas, it can be pretty rocky. Some hotels have installed piers from which you can rent a sunbed and entry into the sea is further out beyond the rocks. There are many free areas along this beach where you can sunbathe.
Shops: Even though Tosmur is one of the smaller suburbs in Alanya, it has a wide range of shops and local supermarkets. Once a week there is a local farmer's market where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables. Some market stalls also sell clothing, bags, shoes and souvenirs. It is customary here and part of the shopping experience to haggle. It's a fun part of shopping and the vendors expect it, but remember that prices are reasonable anyway, so don't try to knock off too much!
Transport Links: The D400 trunk road links all the major towns along the Antalya coastline, making travelling very easy and convenient. Antalya International airport is 135 km away and Gazipasa, Alanya's local airport, is only 35 km away. Transport links are very well established in this region with a wide range of transfer companies, car hire and taxis and the local bus service is efficient and regular.
Recreational Activities: This area of Alanya is full of activities to keep you and your family entertained. There are water sports stations dotted along the shoreline with thrill-seeking rides such as jet skis, parasailing, water skiing, banana boating, etc. Diving and fishing tours can be arranged at the local harbour alongside boat tours of the area, which are very popular. If you are even more adventurous, then the Taurus mountains offer a wide range of activities from tandem parachuting to hiking, gorge walking, white water rafting and canyoning. You can go fishing on the Dim River, which is full of trout. Your catch will be quickly cooked on the grill by the chefs of restaurants nearby and then later explore the beautiful Dim Caves, full of stalagmites and stalactites.
Archaeological Delights: Alanya town has many archaeological sites to captivate you. The castle hill is a stunning place to walk to or take the newly built cable car up to. It offers some fabulous panoramic views of the bay of Alanya and the rugged mountains. Within the boundary of the castle is the Red Tower and the Shipyards. Further afield is the town of Side, which has been likened to a living museum and is well worth a visit. A few kilometres to the east of Tosmur is Syedra and Anamur; both offer history buffs an exciting day out.
Restaurants: Tosmur has a wide range of chic boutique bars and cute restaurants, all offering international and local Turkish cuisine. Some of the bars offer live music in the summer months.
Permanent Residence: There is a large ex-pat community living in and around Tosmur featuring people from every corner of the world. They are attracted to living here because there is a great range of private and local schools with excellent reputations. In nearby Oba, there is a large government hospital as well as a choice of private hospitals. Buying a property worth $4000,000 or more also gives automatic Citizenship.(June 2022 updated fig.) Obtaining residency after your 90-day visa is finished is also an easy process.
Living in Tosmur is attractive and will provide a relaxed lifestyle, especially for those who want to buy a property. Housing here tends to be apartments in complexes.
If you buy an apartment intending to place it on the rental market, you will find that the market here in Tosmur is particularly buoyant. Your property will pay for itself in the coming years very quickly. Tourists are attracted to Tosmur and your property will not remain empty for long. It is also an excellent investment to buy an apartment as a holiday home or permanent residence for your personal use. You will see a good return on your initial investment.
Apartments: Ranging in size from 1+1s to 3+1s are usually completed in an open-plan arrangement with bedrooms and bathrooms leading off the main living space.
Large duplex apartments: The living accommodation is arranged across two floors, sometimes with separate kitchens but the newer builds tend to be open-plan. Usually, they have four or five bedrooms and balconies leading off from living rooms and bedrooms.
Penthouses: at the top of an apartment block, very prestigious style of living with rooftop gardens and balconies.
Resale Apartments: Often sold by the owner with all the fixtures, fittings and furniture in place. If sold as a newly renovated property, it may be partially equipped.
New Builds: An excellent way to buy is off-plan. This means you can often negotiate a lower price and if you buy early enough, you can sometimes make changes to the layout and types of finishes available. Buyers choosing this route often see their property increase in value by 15-20% by the end of the build.
Complexes in Tosmur are beautifully finished with landscaped gardens and five-star hotel amenities on site. Depending on the size and age of the complex, you may find: parking, security, swimming pool, playground, volleyball and basketball courts.
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