According to the 2000 census the population of the village is 511. residents. The legend and history of the village is as follows;
The area surrounding the village used to be used by the villagers of Bozeli village for growing water melons and other vegetables and fruits. Only the land was used with no inhabitants or village of any type. A river exists between Bozeli village and the growing area. With successive heavy rains the land became inaccessible. The villagers using the land started to build homes where they were growing vegetables and gradually a village developed in its own right.
The name Bahceli means ‘with garden’. The residents of the village were originally Romanian immigrants and nomadic (yörük) Turks. There is a hill in the east of the village which was occupied by Greek soldiers during the troubles and which was also used as a textile trading post.
There is no long established custom peculiar of this village. However, in recent years in the month of May, the villagers gather together from the surrounding villages in an activity called köy hayrı where they cook traditional meals like keskek, rice and ayran drink.
The village is situated 60 km from Canakkale and 14 km from Ezine. Ayvacik is only 8km away making it closer to the Ayvacik regional administration and yet it falls under the governance of Ezine District.
The main economy of the village is livestock farming and agriculture. In the 2009 election the appointed head of the village ( Muhtar ) is Ali Osman Özer.
There is an unused primary school in the village and children attend school in a nearby village. The education level is quite high among the villagers. There is a water supply but no mains sewage. The village has a Post Office ( PTT ) agency, a tarmac road, electricity and telephone lines.
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