My apartment located in Cihangir-Istanbul.
You can reach Taksim Square 7 minute for walk.
you can reach Tophane tram station is 5 minute by walk, with tram
15 minute you can arrive ( sultanahmed/ayasofya/grand bazar........) :)
You can also walk 15 minute Galata Tower....
Apartment is so peaceful area and nice people living around you,,
On the other hand , it is not crowded and noisy , not look like in taxsim