Shalom Life | October 15, 2014

Tel Aviv's Gan Hahashmal: the 2nd Sexiest Neighborhood in the World

First place went to Ipanema in Rio De Janiero

By: Daniel Koren

Published: October 14th, 2014 in News » Israel

You knew it, your brother knew it, your cousin Avi knew it.

But unfortunately for all of your anglo-friends, they had never been to Tel Aviv to visit the White City for its all-night parties, beach fiestas, gourmet cuisine, thriving gay scene, and abundance of culture, not to mention to check out its illustrious tech scene.

But finally, it seems they may now have a little more incentive.

Thrillist, a men's lifestyle brand, recently published its list of the "Top Ten Sexiest Neighborhoods on Earth." And, wouldn't you know it, Israel made the list.

In fact, Tel Aviv's Gan Hahashmal neighborhood was named second place, failing only to compete in sexiness with Rio De Janiero's Ipanema neighborhood.

“Israel’s renowned for its gorgeous citizenry, having produced the wonders that are Bar Refaeli and Gal Gadot, but Tel Aviv in particular serves as a crossroads of international and domestic hotties,” writes Thrillist.

“Add in the fact that the city’s population is overwhelmingly single, and you’ll start to see how a hip neighborhood like Gan Hahashmal — with its public garden, late-Ottoman-era houses, and cutting-edge boutiques — can be a hotbed of sexy people doing sexy things.”

Damn straight.

SoHo in New York receives third place, while Quadrilatero della Moda in Milan, and Le Plateau-Mont Royal in Montreal rank at 4th and 5th, respectively.

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