The beautiful country of Israel spans an area of 21,946 kilometers, just about the size of New Jersey. Being such a small country has its advantages; nothing is too far and you’re able to enjoy the different landscapes in a small amount of time. So finding that perfect place is going to depend on what landscape you prefer.If you want Jerusalem Area Real Estate…Areas include: Jerusalem, Ma’aleh Adumim, Modi’in, Beit Shemesh and more. The mix of religious and historic significance blended with a modern, holy twist doesn’t have to be a distant Aliyah dream anymore. Many Olim have made their homes here and in many synagogues one cannot be surprised to hear English being spoken between a majority of members. You can find yourself living in a private home or apartment of Jerusalem stone, while also being just a quick walk from the Old City and Machane Yehuda Market. What more could you ask?
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If you want to go North…Top Real Estate Areas Include: Haifa, the Golan Heights, Zichron Yaakov, Upper and Lower Galilee, Tiberias, Safed and more. If you’re looking for elevation and hills, this is the place for you. Here you may find more rural communities, such as kibbutzim and moshavim (differences between these two to be discussed in a following post).
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If you want to go South…Top Real Estate Areas Include: Rehovot, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Rishon LeTzion, as well as the Negev. If you’re attracted to quiet beach towns and communities, moving to the southern coast may be just what you’re looking for. The Negev is home to many cities, including Beer Sheva which is home to one of the top universities in the world, Ben-Gurion University.
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And if you want to stay Central…Top Real Estate Areas Include: Tel Aviv/Yaffo, Netanya, Kfar Saba, Ra’anana, and Herzilya. Many Olim have chosen to make the center their home and find more English speakers in this area of the country. If you’re a city person and want a bit more of the hustle and bustle of a large Anglo community, consider the center as your first stop.
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Whether you choose Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, the North or South, each area will have a community perfect for you. There is also so much more to learn about each community, and we hope this overview will assist in helping you narrow down your real estate options. Just take it slow and know, you have three more topics to go!