What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

Very easy living. Affordable. Turks are friendly and love children. Weather is great. The produce is incredible. - Sep 2020


After many years living in more difficult places, we enjoyed the modernity and amenities of Ankara. Rush-hour traffic seemed very humane! - Oct 2018


In my opinion, there are no advantages to living in Ankara. Even leaving here is hard, as there are very few direct international flights.

I do not see many advantages to this city. I cannot see why anyone would like it. - Oct 2018


Great weather, cheaper than USA, modern city, and tons to do. - Sep 2018


There's no particular advantages for Ankara itself. It the proximity to everything around Ankara that's appealing. You are in the middle of the country and only a few hours drive from anything you could want to do. The city does have some very nice parks though in the valleys to take advantage of. - Sep 2017


It's centrally located for all the things to do in Turkey. There are also direct flights to Europe through Germany. - Jun 2017


Tourism! Holy smokes, travel. From Ankara you are a one hour, less than US$100 plane ticket to ANYwhere in the country. And there are quite a few European and other destinations available either direct from Ankara or via Istanbul. We did not purchase overly much, but marble, carpets and porcelain are easily obtainable, but you must bargain over tea or it isn't a good price. The coast between September and May (off-tourist season) is glorious. - Aug 2015


Lots of history and travel available. Prices are a little lower than U.S. on all but electronics. People are very friendly. Can get almost anything here that you can get in the U.S. Good food, Safe and virtually crime-free. - Jun 2015


Travel. It is a beautiful country with beaches, mountains, historical ruins, great cuisine and friendly locals. Driving is easy and convenient, and there are low-budget domestic carriers for travel in-country. The climate in Ankara has 4 distinct seasons. But Ankara is dry year-round. Winters have been rather mild during the last 2 years. You can save money in Ankara, but it's not an inexpensive city. - Apr 2015


The culture, history, Turkish hospitality, and delicious Turkish food. - Feb 2015


Traveling domestically. It's a beautiful country year-round with beaches, mountains and ski resorts, country-side, historical sites, great food. Also easy travel to Europe from here. - Jun 2014


Travel. We have traveled quite a bit since getting posted here. Turkey is filled with historical sites. Incredible ancient history coming back to life from Antep all the way to Efes. - Apr 2014


Wonderful people, excellent and healthy food and a million places to visit. - Mar 2014


Good weather, great location for travel to historic sites. - Mar 2014


Ankara is centrally located within Turkey, making it easier to see historic sites scattered about the country. - Jul 2013


Ankara is a relatively inexpensive city to live in. The kebap is cheap, fruit and vegetables at the markets are inexpensive and very fresh, and taxis are likewise easy on the wallet. - Aug 2011


Touring, Save some money if you stay in and shop on the military base. But the touring is great in Turkey. - Jul 2010


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