Herzliya Pituach is considered one of the most expensive and wealthiest neighborhoods in Herzliya, and in the entire Sharon area. Herzliya Pituach, located in the western portion of the city Herzliya, borders on the shores of the Mediterranean, on the one side, and on the coastal highway on the other side. While in the past large sections of it were giant sand dunes, today new buildings cover them, including many luxury building projects.
History and General Background
Herzliya Pituach is, as mentioned, one of the wealthiest and most exclusive neighborhoods in Herzliya, and in recent years has experience unusual development momentum. Its marina is one of the city’s, and region’s, leading tourist destinations. The beaches, which are within walking distance, attract many visitors as well as locals. In Herzliya Pituach, one can find giant villas and also ground floor ranches. There are buildings built decades ago, opposite new houses that have just been built recently. For someone looking to combine high quality of life with very convenient and central location, Herzliya Pituach is, without a doubt, the best destination. Access to Tel Aviv and other cities is easy and convenient thanks to the proximity of the coastal highway. Not far from it is the Herzliya train station, with trains running north or south at high frequency.
Characteristics of the Local Population
The socioeconomic level of Herzliya Pituach residents, as can be deduced from the local houses, is considered well above average and quite high. More than half of the neighborhood’s residents have a college education, and some are owners of private businesses or giant companies that are well known in the Israeli economy. A large proportion of residents are white collar workers, while an equal portion are blue collar, and some are unemployed. A significant percentage of the neighborhood residents are of European origin, while a similar percentage are native Israelis. Besides these groups, Herziya Pituach has residents of Asian and African origin, and also residents who have come from America.
Schools and Preschools in Herzliya Pituach
In Herzliya Pituach, there are many families with adult children, some of whom have left the home, and there are also families with very young children. Due to the many new construction projects in the region, many families come to Herzliya Pituach who are interested in all the many advantages that it offers. As it is considered a very large and well-developed neighborhood, especially as one containing numerous young families, Herzliya Pituach offers several elementary schools in which neighborhood children can register. There is also a single junior high school – “Smadar”. The elementary schools in the area are the Weizmann School in the Nof Yam neighborhood, the elementary school in Kfar Shmaryahu, and the Brandeis School in Herzliya B. Besides these, there are also preschools under the auspices of the Herzliya municipality, as well as a number of private preschools.
Businesses and Entertainment Spots
The Herzliya industrial zone, located in the southern part of Herzliya Pituach, is the location of very many businesses in various fields. From manufacturing plants and leading hi-tech firms to numerous restaurants and cafes. There is also a mall in the area with small shops open all hours of the day. Herzliya Pituach possesses one of the most famous hotel management and cooking schools – the Tadmor School, which brings to the neighborhood many students from all over Israel who are interested in learning the professions taught there, and there is also a private hospital – Herzliya Medical Center – to serve the residents or anyone else interested in their services. Due to the neighborhood’s convenient location, residents can quickly get to Tel Aviv, or stop at the local marina, to enjoy one of the cafes or pubs there. In Herzliya Pituach one can find several of the leading hotels in Israel, such as the famous Dan Accadia, Hasharon Hotel, and Daniel Hotel.