As Sisli is in a central area it is well served by public transport and other amenities, is a centre for trade and shopping, and office blocks line the main road running through Sisli, up to the tower blocks of Mecidiyekoy , Gayrettepe , and Levent , and beyond.
The largest and second largest city shopping malls found in all Europe are in Sisli, and as it was a middle class area in the past its neighbourhoods have maintain upmarket stylish stores selling quality items especially in the Nisantasi area.
The larger buildings on Sisli’s grand avenues seen today house mostly offices, banks and large stores, and most of the other older buildings were demolished in 1970 to make way for more modern multi-storey structures. Sisli’s back streets have remained residential and many working-class families and students live here, and as in most parts of Istanbul today, the amount of people who live and work in this area have to compete for parking spaces, and traffic completely jams up at rush hours; although on the positive side Sisli has many shops, cafés, pubs and other entertainment facilities that make up for any unpleasantness and its central location adds even more to its attractiveness.
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