The city of Tel-Aviv was found by Yishuv in 1909 as a housing estate in the periphery of the Jaffa the port city of Israel. The pristine name of the city was Auzhat Bayit and was later changed to Tel-Aviv meaning Tell of Spring. It is the second-most populous city after Jerusalem and the most populous area of the largest Israel metropolitan area Gus Dan conurbation.

The city has ranked 25th in the World’s Global Financial Centre Index. The whole of the Middle East, Tel-Aviv has the largest per capita income, and it ranks third or fourth-largest economy.

In the year 2003 UNESCO has designated it as a World Heritage site for White City, which has a huge concentration of international style buildings like Bauhaus and other modern architectural style buildings. 

The early settlers of the city were mostly the Jewish refugee immigrants that slowly outpaced the population of Arabs in the City of Jaffa. Later on, both the cities were merged into a single metropolitan area in 1950, and after the declaration of Israeli independence, the city was proclaimed by the country.

Tel-Aviv is renowned for its night culture and is the ideal place for party lovers. It has been found that the city never sleeps and has a work culture of 24×7. The beaches of tel-Aviv are considered one of the top beaches of the world.

The city is the hotspot for traveling among several travelers in the world. 

Let’s take an insight into the exciting aspects of the city.

Culture and Contemporary Life

The city of Tel-Aviv has served as a center for culture and contemporary life. Out of the 35 centers of performing arts in Israel, 18 of them are located in Tel-Aviv and out of 9 theatres in Israel, 5 of them are located in Tel-Aviv. Habima theatre was the city’s national theatre and was shut down in the year 2008 for renovation and was reopened in 2011.

Enav Culture Center is one of the latest additions to the group of theatres. There are some smaller theatres like Tmuna and Tzavta that host musical performances and fringe productions.

Tel-Aviv has nurtured the famous contemporary dance troupe, Batsheva Dance Company. Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theatre located in Neve Tzedek in Tel Aviv’s center for modern and classical dance. The city conducts regular opera and classical music performances with many world’s leading classical conductors and soloists performing in the stages for years. The Tel Aviv Cinematheques screens various art movies, film festivals with movies on comics, caricatures, and animation, short and full-length movies, science fiction and many more. 

Economy

The city was developed in a barren land of sand dunes that weren’t favorable for agriculture. However, in the later years, the city has made a remarkable transformation by turning into a nucleus of all financial and scientific activities. A small port of Yarkon estuary was soon established beside the city where many cafes, cinemas halls, and clubs sprung up. Various markets like Bezalel Market, Carmel Market, and HaTikva Market and shopping malls like Dizengoff Center, Azrieli Shopping Mall, and Ramat Aviv Mall also emerged in the city. 

In the year 1972, Kiryat Atidim high tech zone was launched, and it becomes the hi-tech zone of Tel-Aviv. The city was soon recognized for its hi-tech zone of startup companies behind Silicon Valley, and it achieved the second position in the world. It also ranked the second most innovative city after Medellin for establishing as many as 700 startups for hi-tech companies and research & development centers.

17% of the GDP of the country is contributed by Tel-Aviv. The single stock exchange of Israel, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange has created record heights since the year 1990s. Based on the research of Loughborough University, Tel-Aviv was declared as the Alpha World City. Newspapers like the Economist and Newsweek published that Tel-Aviv was a miniature Los Angeles and flourishing technological center respectively. 

Tel-Aviv has been declared as the Silicon Wadi of Israel for serving as a headquarters to various international hi-tech farms, research and development centers, and venture capital firms. It has other industries, like textile plants, food manufacturers, and chemical processing. 

Tourism and Recreation

Tel-Aviv remains one of the hotspots as a travel destination among the tourists of the world, and around 2.5 million travelers visit Tel-Aviv annually. It is also the fifth most traveled place in the whole of Africa and the Middle-East. The city is also renowned for its beautiful beaches and city promenade. The beaches of Tel-Aviv are among the best beaches in the world, and National Geographic has placed it in a ranking of 9th. The Hayarkon park in the city is an urban park, and it attracts a tourist of 1.6 million annually. Other parks in the city are the Dubnow Park, Charles Clore Park, Meir Park, and Independence Park. 

Tel-Aviv remains one of the hotspots as a travel destination among the tourists of the world, and around 2.5 million travelers visit Tel-Aviv annually. It is also the fifth most traveled place in the whole of Africa and the Middle-East. The city is also renowned for its beautiful beaches and city promenade. The beaches of Tel-Aviv are among the best beaches in the world, and National Geographic has placed it in a ranking of 9th. The Hayarkon park in the city is an urban park, and it attracts a tourist of 1.6 million annually. Other parks in the city are the Dubnow Park, Charles Clore Park, Meir Park, and Independence Park. 

The city conducts bus tours for travelers, and apart from this other tour packages include segway tours, walking tours, and architectural tours. The flourishing industry of tourism has also led to the development of the hospitality industry in the city.

Tel Aviv has around 44 hotels with more than 6,500 rooms. Some of the posh hotels of the world like Hilton, Crowne Plaza, Sheraton, and Dan Isrotel have their branches in the city. World-class restaurants also operate in the city which serves delectable Israeli cuisine as well as international fare. Halva ice-cream traditionally served with pistachios and date syrup is the famous desert of Israel.

Tel-Aviv’s nightlife is quite popular among youths and visitors, and it is said that the city never sleeps at all. Famous clubs and underground venues include Block Club, Paradise Garage, Harman 17 Club and Comfort 13. 

Why Tel-Aviv in Israel is the best place to buy home 

Tel-Aviv is the financial heart of Israel with many different types of industries and companies establishing their headquarters and offices over there. Therefore, it becomes a prime choice for the citizens to have a house over there. The architecture of these buildings has its influence from history. The early houses were European style houses with a single story and a red-tiled roof. With the evading times, they have adapted the eclectic Oriental style with an amalgamation of both European and Asian features like domes, arches, and ornamental tiles.

Different patterns of houses exist in Tel-Aviv like modernist, classical and Art Deco. The White City of Tel-Aviv was inspired by the Bauhaus school of architecture and has been declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Recently the city has produced many skyscrapers and towers that have several luxurious dwelling units. These apartments provide amenities like swimming pools, lounge, community centers, spa, fitness center, concierge services, etc. Therefore, Tel-Aviv becomes the perfect choice for business tycoons, bureaucrats, celebrities and high skilled professionals.

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