City Type: Small City-Large Town
Affordability: Up to 600,000 NIS
Demographic Characteristics: Families
Affiliation: Chabad, Chardal, Dati Leumi, Haredi, Secular
This city has the charm of being a small remote town, yet its proximity to the center of the country makes it a prime location. Netivot is a city with a very mixed population, where each group works at finding the balance of respect for the other, while maintaining a lifestyle that is meaningful to them. A Garin Torani moved into the city and has made an impact on the residents and on the quality of the Orthodox education system.
Education / Youth
There is an education center for children:
Beit Mordechai Technology Center, which helps to educate both adults and children in computers. They also sponsor a nationwide robotics competition. The center is open until 10 p.m. for students.
There are 4 public religious schools, including a Noam school for boys and girls, and a Chabad school for girls only. There is one Mamlachti elementary school and high school. There are 9 independently run religious schools offering a more right wing education.
There is no central bus station in the city.
Cabs from Netivot to Be’er Sheva and Ashkelon are 12 NIS.
There is a bus twice a day to Jerusalem. There is a direct express bus to Tel Aviv many times a day.
In 2014, a new train station opened in Netivot, making it possible to travel to Tel Aviv in an hour.
Netivot is a partner city with Philadelphia.
Amenities / Services
There are small shopping areas offering both basic and upscale shopping. Basic shopping is very reasonable in Netivot.
There is cinema and theater.
Community and Religious Life
There is a well-funded Ethiopian synagogue and cultural center which adds to the blend of the community.
While quiet and remote, Netivot has more pubs and night clubs than Be’er Sheva, making it a favorite spot for the collegiate crowd.
|Type of Property||Rent||Purchase|
|Studio, 1 BR, 2 BR Apartment||1,700-2,500||450,000-700,000|
|3 BR-5BR Apartment & Private Homes||2,500-4,200||620,000-1.5 million|
|Please note, the following factors will likely result in the price of the property costing on the higher end of the price range:
As of May 2016