Luxury apartments for sale that are in Tel Aviv proper are usually located in the luxury towers along the beach and in the center of the city. Typically, these are very large luxury apartments and penthouses, although some are available in properties marked for historic preservation. Homes for sale are available in the form of small apartments in the heart of the city, although you can also find stand-alone homes for sale; the lots of these luxury homes are typically small, between 250-600 square meters. The most popular neighborhoods in Tel Aviv where one can find apartments, houses and homes for sale are: Shikun Tzameret, Shikun HaKtzinim, and the smaller streets near Yehuda HaMakabi street. The Tel Aviv Metro Area is the center of media, finance, trade, and culture of Israel. It is home for the Stock Exchange, Israeli banking system, newspaper headquarters, embassies and international delegations. Tel Aviv was recognized in 2003 as the White City, an International Cultural Heritage Site.