Neighborhood Profile: Tomtom

Created : 16 May 2021
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By Justin Mays

Sandwiched between expat-heavy Galata, Galatasaray, and Cukurcuma, Tomtom and Tophane are developing neighborhoods that are going through a period of rapid revitalization. It is an area where you can find affordable old apartments for sale in Istanbul or current projects. 

The former Genoese and Levantine inhabitants influenced the neighborhood aesthetics and many stunning historical buildings, like consulates and monasteries, remain next to newer residential blocks.  

Transportation Facilities in Tomtom

This more traditional region is steps away from transportation options like the tram, ferry, or metro. It is known for its burgeoning design district status, with many local creative entrepreneurs opening boutiques up and down the main street, Bogazkesen. 

Shopping & Entertainment in Tomtom

Mixed in with these retail shops are small groceries, fruit and vegetable stands, and butchers, along with affordable services like electricians, cobblers, and tailors, all outside your door. 

At Tomtom, you have endless entertainment opportunities. You'll even find one of the city’s top restaurants, Nicole, with incredible views over the old city right in Tomtom. Restaurants, bars and larger shops are walking distance away in Cihangir and Taksim.

There are even several antique shops scattered around this area for you to explore.

Arts & Recreation in Tomtom 

On weekends you can browse in art galleries and shops and enjoy the local atmosphere, including the regularly held Design Festival. The seaside, park space and Galata port Project are minutes away by foot with easy links to the old city. 

In addition, this neighborhood has many cafes, gardens, and palaces. The aesthetic streets of this calm neighborhood are perfect for photography lovers. Renovations are being done to bring back the old glory of this beautiful neighborhood.

Real Estate in Tomtom

Renovations of area landmark buildings like the stunning Yazidjizade are helping this neighborhood return to its heyday of being a prestigious area in which to live. 

A pioneer in the neighborhood is the real estate development TomTom Gardens project located across from an Italian consulate, and new construction by the same developers is being built now. 

In a secure location centered around a garden, this historical building has been renovated with all the modern conveniences you could want. A newer development, Hacimimi, is following in its footsteps. 

Tomtom and Tophane comprise an area where you can experience modern living while respecting the neighborhood’s historical roots. 

If you’re interested in buying an apartment in Beyoglu, in the Tomtom neighborhood, Prime Property Turkey can help you make the perfect choice based on your needs.

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