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This Tel Aviv neighborhood has come a long way since its founding in 1871 by pious German Christians who came to live and work in the Holy Land. Hard working and resourceful, they built their homes and farmed the land, developing irrigation systems, wineries and small industries. The 46 carefully preserved remaining homes have now been converted into boutiques, restaurants , coffee shops ,and  an amazing indoor gourmet food market, combining history, architecture and contemporary life. All this, in a spectacular setting of parks, ponds and playgrounds, has made the area the new favorite for local residents and tourists.