recommendations on where to stay in Istanbul

I'm staying in Istanbul for a month next month and trying to decide where to stay for a month. I don't really want to be close to all the tourist and tourism stuff but I want to be close enough to it that I can go do all that stuff when I want but I really want more of a cultural experience and that's gonna be cheaper to go out for drinks or food and that kind of thing since I'll be there for a month. I have been looking at Kadikoy, does anyone have any suggestions or if you've been to Kadikoy is that a good decision or would you recommend somewhere else?

Author: messimaniacs33