The short answer is no. I climbed to the tops of several of their hills and saw how worn out they look from the large amount of foot traffic that passed through. There is no privacy anywhere unless you own or rent a piece of property in the great city that is exclusively yours for the moment. That is the only way to get a little privacy.
People have tightly grouped themselves into this area more than I have seen anywhere else. Houses can’t have yards. People negotiate parking every day with each other. It’s hard to lounge around without dodging people who pass by, whether it’s a tourist or employee somewhere.
There is a lot of vibrant energy short-lined by the heavy congestion. If you want to run or walk anywhere, there is a lot of awareness of every intersection that you approach. Traffic is deadly busy. Frequent honking rivals bird calls. The rumbling can feel like mini earthquakes. The noise is a low-grade hum erupted by periodic loud blasts from some mechanical operation at times. At night, there is only a little peace, but that is short-lived.