Başakşehir (the city of wheat) is one of the 39 municipalities in Istanbul, located in the European section of the city, bordered to the north by the (Sazlıdere) Lake, which is an important storehouse of fresh water that feeds some areas of Istanbul, and the south of the Sea of Marmara. Başakşehir is surrounded by the following regions: SultanGazi, Esenler, Bağcılar, Küçükçekmece, and Esenyurt.
The Municipality of Başakşehir is one of the modern municipalities in Istanbul, where the establishment of the region and its municipality was announced in 2009, and it has a population of about 312 thousand people, according to statistics conducted in 2012.
The area is characterized by its calm compared to other areas in Istanbul and the modern and distinctive urban projects located in it, and is characterized by its strategic location is one of the closest areas of Istanbul's new third airport, near Istanbul Water Channel, which is planned to be one of the largest projects in Turkey, Public transport stations guarantee access to the most important areas of Istanbul, including Ataturk Airport, which is only 22 km from the area, and also has a metro station.
The most important landmarks of the area of Başakşehir:
- Ataturk Olympic Stadium
- Sports Park
- A banquet hall for the municipality
- Water Valley Park
- A sports education center of the municipality
In recent years, there has been an influx of foreign investors, especially Arab investors from the Arab Gulf countries. Several foreign and Arab construction companies have also started building real estate projects in the region, and these projects are expected to contribute to increasing the real estate value of Başakşehir.