Without having seen the apartment, I would say it's a great area (and not an inexpensive one). You're just a stone's throw from so many attractions. Do you have photos of the apartment? There's a website where you can check out the buildings and the area...I can't remember the name but perhaps other board members can help you out. It might give you a better feel for the plaza and the general area. Noise, unfortunately, is something that is hard to judge.