Living in Fethiye
Living in Fethiye
Fethiye is a large region set on Turkey’s stunning Turquoise coast, and known as ‘The land of lights’. The area has long lured property investors and holiday makers alike attracted by its diverse beauty, year-round facilities and relaxed lifestyle.
There is a large British expat community in the Fethiye region with approximately 9,000 that have settled here. In the last ten years Fethiye has become a magnet for British citizens. Apart from its climate and natural beauty, the British are attracted by its less expensive lifestyle and the hospitality of the local people. Visitors can visit Turkey on a tourist visa and can stay 90 days out of 180 however a yearly residence permit is now easily obtainable at a small cost, with property owners having the right to apply for a residency permit and later on possibly citizenship.
Fethiye enjoys approximately 300 days of sunshine per year with the Mediterranean climate of hot summers and mild winters and sees the summer season last from March through to November. Surrounded by beautiful beaches and breathtaking coastlines, Fethiye is indeed a beautiful place to live.
Turkey has a low cost of living and living costs in Turkey are about one third of that in comparison to the U.K, with freshly produced products cheaply available. Prices for food and utilities are kept low enough for people to be able to enjoy their lives here and not have to become workaholics just to cover their bills.
The properties have a good quality infrastructure in respect of hospitals, roads, phone lines / internet access etc. Fethiye centre has a state hospital as well as 2 large private hospitals.
Dalaman, offers the nearest airport, and provides year round flights to and from international destinations across Europe and daily domestic flights to Istanbul. Fethiye has an established bus station (otogar) which runs scheduled services to towns and cities across Turkey and local buses (dolmus) operate a frequent jump on/jump off service along most streets.
The British community in the Fethiye area offers many local groups and has an expat group and many activities to join such as walking groups, quiz and entertainment nights and much more.
Besides being a lovely place to live you could also enjoy a substantial profit from any investment property in Fethiye.