Affectionately referred to as “the Israeli Riviera,” the lively resort city of Netanya has a seaside promenade, endless sandy beaches, a bustling town square, and numerous cafés and restaurants.
ABOUT THE LOCATION
Starting as a dusty orange grove less than a hundred years ago, Netanya today is a major resort city and the home to start-ups and academic institutions. Well known for its breezy promenades, nine miles of white sand beaches, wild cliffs, lively restaurants, and open-air cafés, it’s no surprise that Netanya is a major draw for tourists from within Israel and from around the world.
Much more than a destination city, rich community life is at the heart of Netanya. The city encompasses a wide and colorful mix of people from all over the world. Immigrants make up 35% of the population, mostly coming from France, Ethiopia, and the Former Soviet Union. The urban lifestyle of Netanya is conducive to the excitement and thrill of city living. In Ha-Atzma’ut Square, you’ll find that nearly everything is open until midnight or later, and the square is alive with families, friends, and couples people-watching from the cafes in the warm Mediterranean evening air.
WHERE IT’S LOCATED
Netanya is very conveniently located 30 minutes north of Tel Aviv and 30 minutes south of Haifa, with plenty of rustic Mediterranean beaches to enjoy in between.
Netanya is the only MITF city that offers single rooms at no extra cost! The apartments are located east of Netanya’s city center in the village of Kiryat Ha’Sharon – right across the street from a huge park perfect for running or biking. They are conveniently located to restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, and other enterprises. The beach is just a 20-minute bus or bike ride, and the train station is walking distance so you can have easy access to explore other cities all over Israel. Apartment amenities include:
- Central air & heat
- Furnishing & TV
- Coin washing machines on the property
KNOWN FOR: Quintessential sandy Mediterranean beaches
FUN FACT: Netanya is a center for French Jewish culture in Israel
WHAT’S IN A NAME: Netanya was named in honor of Nathan Straus, a co-owner of Macy’s department store who gifted two-thirds of his personal fortune to projects benefiting Jews and Arabs in pre-Independence Israel.
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