The quarter was founded in 1935, named for "Mount Hope" ("Har HaTikva" in Hebrew), a farm built in 1855 by Protestant Prussian and American immigrants. Almira Steinbeck, who left the farm with her family, was grandmother to John Steinbeck. It became part of the Tel Aviv municipal area after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.
- Ofra Haza (1957–2000), singer and actress
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- Akiva Eldar (26 December 2002). "People and Politics / Fenced in". Haaretz. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
- Tel Aviv municipality http://tel-aviv.millenium.org.il/NR/exeres/747CE319-2E55-49F6-9DED-1B9C50FF0476,frameless.htm