Top 50 Reasons to Live in Beer Sheva

Written by on December 19, 2013 in

beer sheva imageCompiled by Sonya Davidson and members of the AACI

  1. Sense of community, the best community in the country.
  2. Friendly, helpful people
  3. Terrific, closely- knit, supportive Anglo community
  4. The free mixing of people from all shades of Jewish observance
  5. Less expensive housing.
  6. Miriam Green at the AACI
  7. Ben-Gurion University and other excellent colleges.
  8. Extension courses at BGU
  9. Soroka Hospital
  10. The brand new Carasso Science Park
  11. Art Galleries around town
  12. Our Municipal Zoological Garden
  13. The Air Force Museum five minutes from Beer Sheva!
  14. Abraham’s Well
  15. The Turkish Railway Station with: a one-of-a-kind original  #7041Engine, Tender, and 2 carriages!
  16. The AACI Library
  17. The Beer Sheva Sinfonietta
  18. The Light Opera Group of the Negev, where there is a place for you on stage.
  19. The Performing Arts Hall
  20. The Cultural Hall
  21. The Youth Center׳
  22. The L&L Goodman Theatre and Acting School of the Negev
  23. World renowned dance companies – Batsheva School and the Kamea Dance Company
  24. The Beer Sheva Chess club; home to more chess masters per capita than any other chess club in the world, and one of the best chess clubs for children anywhere.
  25. Society for the Preservation of Nature activities for kids
  26. Art Center for kids
  27. Almost no traffic jams
  28. Excellent transportation facilities both within the city and intercity – both buses and trains)
  29. Almost never have trouble finding a place to park
  30. Great weather!
  31. Seeing camels, sheep and goats on the way to work. Especially little baby camels, in the spring.
  32. Beautiful water fountains everywhere, sprouting like mushrooms
  33. Drier air than in the Center, less humidity
  34. Close to dramatic desert scenery
  35. A growing Metropolitan area
  36. All government services available
  37. Numerous well-tended, green parks.
  38. The Fountain Park, where children can play and run in the water.
  39. Great shopping: BIG, One Plaza, 7 Avenue, the new Grand Canyon, mom and pop places, and strip malls.
  40. Wonderful vegetable markets
  41. Beer Sheva is just the right size. Big enough to have theatres and shopping malls and sports facilities, but small enough to be able to get across town easily.
  42. Beer Sheva provides all of the services of a large metropolitan city, but the people haven’t lost their small town attitude. You can still know all your neighbors, and if your kids act up, someone is going to tell you 🙂
  43. Less frantic and crowded than Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
  44. Everything is accessible; all shopping needs, all medical needs, and all educational needs all within a maximum of 30 minutes
  45. Our Mayor works diligently to make sure that Beer Sheva’s 30 year goals will be reached. Yes, there is a 30-year plan for the city (even the National Government doesn’t have that…)
  46. Some of the best shawarma in Israel
  47. Good Rail and Bus connections to Ben-Gurion Airport (including all night), Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
  48. Beer Sheva is expected to be the next Silicon Valley for Israel, with many hi-tech companies migrating South.
  49. Our unique archaeological dig under the newly renovated Central Bus Station
  50. Maafiyat Reshonim, a Beer Sheva based bakery that gives any other Israeli bakery including Neeman and Angel a run for their money!

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