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Created 6-Sep-14

People find themselves in Neve Tzedek escaping the hectic pace of central Tel Aviv. The narrow streets exude the
peace and quiet despite being a real destination for shopping, eating out and enjoying the craftsmanship and
creativity of the neighborhood’s artists.
One of Tel Aviv’s prettiest districts, Neve Tzedek lies south east of the Yemenite quarter and the famous Carmel
Market and attracts innumerable walking visitors thanks to its amazing architecture, cultural legacy and village-
like atmosphere.
The first Jewish neighborhood outside of Jaffa’s walls, today Neve Tzedek, which translated means Abode of
Justice, is a peaceful haven and retreat from nearby Tel Aviv. Many locals, as well as tourists, happily spend
time wandering the attractive narrow streets, admiring the restored buildings, and visiting its attractions and
By the late 1800’s Jaffa (lying at the southern end of today's Tel Aviv) was becoming very overcrowded. In 1887 a
group of Jewish families went outside the city walls to build new homes. Developments to support the community
soon followed and Neve Tzedek was born.
As more immigrants made their way to Israel in the early 1900s, with Jaffa already bursting, the development
naturally spread beyond the city walls and so in 1909, Tel Aviv was born.
In the following years, the attraction of Neve Tzedek soon fizzled and many of its inhabitants left for the new
and modern developing areas of Tel Aviv. The community of Neve Tzedek appeared neglected, leaving behind a
decaying slum.
City officials drew up plans to redevelop the neighborhood in the 1960s with high rise apartment blocks, but by
this time the old streets were peppered with buildings with preservation orders and residents of Tel Aviv were
starting to trickle back, being appreciative of the escape from the hustle and bustle of uptown Tel Aviv.
By the end of the 1980s, reemerging with new life, the beautiful old buildings were turned into something more
functional and a rebirth and renewed interest in Neve Tzedek was very much prevalent.

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