Tel Aviv-Jaffa is a city of about 393,000 inhabitants, being the second largest city in Israel, after Jerusalem. It is situated on the Mediterranean Sea, and is a huge economic hub and the richest city in the country. Consequently, it is very expensive. It is considered the younger, more trendy city in Israel after Jerusalem, which is more conservative and religious.
Neve Tzedek was the first Jewish neighborhood established in Tel Aviv, that has lots of old buildings with interesting colors. It definitely has an artsy and historic feel to it. Many of these older buildings have been converted into trendy boutiques, jewelery shops and cafes. There are many special cultural institutions around this neighborhood, like old cinemas and dance groups.
Flourentine is located in the southern part of the city, and is often compared to SoHo of New York City. It is a young neighborhood has become gentrified in the past few years, and now is a vibrant nightlife spot in once-ghetto buildings. Some of the less glamorous spots are home to foreign workers and long-time residents. Flourentine gets very crowded during the daytime as well.
Hatikva Quarter has historically been the working-class neighborhood, and is located in the south-eastern part of the city.
Nehalat Binyamin is situated where Shienkin Street and Allenbi Street meet. On Tuesdays and Fridays, this neighborhood is full of flea markets with an array of local artists selling their work and local musicians performing.
Jaffa is the old city and port, which is incorporated into the city. It has some of the oldest buildings in Tel Aviv, and also has some nice areas around the water. Today is largely a tourist spot amongst the historic areas, and people go to check out the flea markets and fishing spots.
Herbert Samuel Street
This street exists along the stretches of beach on the Mediterranean waters. It is a nice walk, but is more developed with expensive hotels and shops as opposed to residential areas.