Ata?ehir

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Ata?ehir is a modern suburban district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is located at the junction of the O-2 and O-4 motorways in the Anatolian part of Istanbul.

The housing development is designed to include 18,000 skyscraper condominiums offering luxury residences for 80,000 people with higher incomes. Ata?ehir, hosting headquarters and offices of companies, is also a business and trading centre. Facilities such as tennis courts, gyms and cinemas make it a popular sports and leisure place. Ata?ehir was awarded the Habitat prize.

As of 2006, 8596 housing units were present within the site, housing approximately 35,000 people. Completed projects in the area are the Kentplus Ata?ehir, Agaoglu MyWorld, UpHill and Ata?ehir Residence blocks.

New investments still continue on last empty sites of the district. The ?stanbul Finance Center will be in Ata?ehir

Unlike in Bahçe?ehir, another satellite city in West side of Istanbul, no single-family house types are designed for the site. Most buildings are high rise blocks, and some around the main public square can be considered skyscrapers. Another difference between the two developments is that Ata?ehir lacks recreational areas on the same scale as Bahçe?ehir.

Transportation

The area is very favourable for transportation by private car, while choices of public transport are very limited. Though, they are becoming more available (e.g. M4 (Istanbul Metro)).

For private car owners the subdivision is: 10 minutes from the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, 3 minutes from Highway D-100 and the ?zmit-Ankara Trans-European Motorway (TEM), 15 minutes from Ba?dat Avenue, the upper-class high street of Kad?köy district, and 20 minutes from Sabiha Gökçen Airport, the second international airport of Istanbul.

Sports

The women's football club Ata?ehir Belediyespor plays in the Turkish Women's First Football League. The team was the champion in the seasons 2010–11 and 2011–12.

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