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Jerusalem, Rechavia

Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Israel, is the heart of the Jewish people. There is no other place like it in the world.  With neighborhoods ranging from the historic to trendy and upscale, Jerusalem really does have something to offer everyone. The diverse community and lifestyle options means that you can find everything from a home in a quiet residential neighborhood to an apartment that’s right in the middle of the action.

(Hebrew: ירושלים pronounced Yerushalayim)

Many Olim live in the following neighborhoods: Armon Hanatziv, Arnona, Baka (Geulim), Bayit V’gan, Beit Hakerem ,German Colony, Gilo, Giv’at Shaul, Har Choma, Har Nof, Jewish Quarter of the Old City, Katamonim (Gonenim), Kiryat Hayovel, Kiryat Menachem, Kiryat Moshe, Nachlaot, Neve Ya’akov, Old Katamon (Gonen), Pisgat Ze’ev, Ramat Eshkol, Rechavia, Romema, Talbieh, Talpiyot Mizrach


Jerusalem, Rechavia at a Glance:

Region: Jerusalem & Surrounding

City Type: Major City

Population: 900000

Demographics: Young Singles, Young Couples and Families, Mature Families, Mature Singles, Retirees

Religious Sectors: Mix

Popularity With NBN Olim: Within Top 5

In Proximity To:

Beit Shemesh, Gush Etzion (Including  Alon Shvut,Efrat, Elazar, Neve Daniel, Tekoa), Ma’ale Adumim, Mevaseret Zion, Modiin, Southern Shomron

“I love living in Jerusalem because it is Jerusalem, the holiest city in the world for us but each community is like its own private city. Everything one needs is a short drive away but when you head home, its quiet, like a home and neighborhood should be. Jerusalem is constantly a vibrant city filled with exciting things to do” – Yitzy Wiener


Jerusalem is Israel’s largest city with  something for everyone.


Nearby Industrial Parks:

Ein Karem Biomed Park

Givat Shaul

Givat Ram Hi-Tech Village

Har Chotzvim Hi-Tech Park

Malcha Technology Park

Talpiyot (Traditional Industry, Commercial & Non-Profit)


Many Jerusalemites commute to the Tel Aviv Metropilitan Area (Gush Dan). Click here for commute times to Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan and Herzlia.

Check out the NBN Job Board for employment opportunities





Owning a Car:

Getting around the city by public transportation is convenient with local buses and the light rail. Traffic and limited parking in the city center make public transportation or cycling attractive. Owning a car will cut down commute times significantly for destinations not in proximity to public transportation hubs. Those with physical mobility issues will benefit from a car.

Closest Train Station:

Yitzchak Navon Station

Malha Station

Light Rail Stations within the city.

Closest Bus Station:

Central Bus Station (Train & Light Rail across the street)

Accessibility by Car: 45 minutes to Ben Gurion Airport 1 hour to Tel Aviv 1 hour 30 minutes to Be'er Sheva 1 hour 50 minutes to Haifa  



Hadar Mall

Malha Mall

Mamilla Mall


Over 50 supermarkets throughout the city.


Over 50 bank branches throughout the city.



Other Shopping Recommendations

Community Groups:

Youth Groups:

Hatzofim, Hanoar Haoved v'Halomed, Noam, Ezra, Ariel, Bnei Akiva


Current prices as listed on Yad2.

Rental: 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom, 4 bedroom, 5 bedroom

Purchase: 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom, 4 bedroom, 5 bedroom is a popular Hebrew real estate website and is accessible to English speakers using the Google Translate extension in Chrome. 1 meter מ”ר is 10.77 ft..


Community Contacts:

Yisrael Cohn
Director of Aliyah from English Speaking Countries