The city of Karmiel lies on the main road between Akko and Tzefat, in the heart of the Beit Kerem Valley. One of Israel’s few “planned cities,” this beautiful, unique, and modern city boasts continuous municipal activity to keep the city clean, and an insistence on a standard of living that is higher than average. Karmiel has been awarded numerous national prizes in areas such as quality of life, management, road safety, and most notably, immigrant absorption. Since 1997, Karmiel has been awarded five stars in a competition designed to create a more beautiful Israel and is annually awarded the Minister of Interior Prize for Financial Management. In short, Karmiel offers its residents a truly exceptional quality of life.