Givatayim (Hebrew for two hills), as its name suggests, was establish over two hills, east of Tel Aviv and adjacent to her bigger neighbor, Ramat Gan. It started in 1922 as a workers’ neighborhood with communal characteristics. Today it is the home of over 60,000 residents living over four hills: the Borochov Hill, the Kozlovski Hill, the Rambam Hills, and the Train Workers Hill. On top of the Kozlovski Hill (85 m), stands the Givatayim Observatory, one of the town’s unique sites.
Givatayim is close to the major traffic axes of Gush Dan – road 20 (Ayalon Freeway), Jabotinsky Road (along which passes the Red Line of Light Rail) and Ha’Shalom Road. The Purple Line of the Light Rail opening in 2026 will stop at two stations in the south of Givatayim: Korzin and Ha’Ma’avak Street.