Alanya is a lively, bustling city with a lot to offer in the way of culture, historical attractions and beaches. A new airport, Gazipasa airport, is due to open nearby for international flights, taking the pain out of travelling for people who would like to buy a holiday home in Alanya.
Alanya is a good place for a permanent home, thanks to its good infrastructure and numerous facilities like private and public hospitals. However, some people feel that this up-and-coming city has been blighted by the number of high-rise buildings. And if you're after peace and quiet, you won't find it here - Alanya is a noisy and crowded centre. There is currently no international school in Alanya, but a number of expats with children have opted for private Turkish schools with good results. As the face of Alanya changes, however, an international school could well be on the cards in the next couple of years.
It is worth considering purchasing an investment property in Alanya, as more and more visitors are set to travel to Alanya via the new airport, and you could well see your capital increase as a result. However, there are currently a number of surplus properties on the market and it may be best to wait and see what happens over the next five years.