Herzliya, a town in the south of the Sharon region, lies on the coast, north of Tel Aviv, bordering Ramat Ha’Sharon, Ra’anana and the regional councils of Drom Ha’Sharon and Hof Ha’Sharon. It was established in 1924 and named after Theodor Herzl, the father of the State of Israel.
5,400 people lived in Herzliya when the State of Israel was established. In 1960, it gained the status of a town (population of over 20,000), and as of 2022, it has more than 100,000 residents. Herzliya is known for its prosperous employment and commerce centers, particularly west of the coastal road (highway 2), in Herzliya Pituach.
From a transportation perspective, Herzliya is unique in that it has infrastructure for both naval traffic (the Herzliya Marina) and air traffic (an airport used primarily for training), and – of course – various land traffic – intercity roads, the Israel Rail, and soon, connections to the Light Rail and the Metro system.