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10 Best Places for Families to Live in Israel

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: In this article, we highlight some of the best places for international families to live in Israel.

Living in Israel - 10 Best Places for Families to Live in Israel

If you're dreaming about moving with your family to Israel and haven't decided where to live, here are some of the best places for international families to live in Israel.

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is a good place for international families to reside, offering a plethora of activities and facilities that cater to all ages. For children, the city is home to several museums with dedicated children's activities, such as the Eretz Israel Museum and the Palmach Museum. The city also boasts numerous parks and recreational areas, including the expansive Yarkon Park, which offers boating, a petting zoo, and a water park. For families interested in sports and fitness, the Gordon Swimming Pool is a popular spot, offering both indoor and outdoor pools, while the Tel Aviv Sports Center provides a range of athletic facilities. Additionally, there are several sports clubs that cater to children, such as Maccabi Tel Aviv, which offers youth football programs. With its rich cultural offerings, outdoor spaces, and athletic facilities, Tel Aviv provides a vibrant and welcoming environment for international families.

"Most people are nice and will help if they can. They are happy to speak English if they can," said one expat living in Ramat Gan.

Herzliya

Herzliya is an excellent choice for international families seeking a welcoming and engaging environment. The city offers a variety of activities for children, including the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, which hosts interactive exhibits and workshops for young visitors. Herzliya also boasts several parks and recreational areas, such as Herzliya Park, a large green space with a lake, playgrounds, and picnic areas. The Apollonia National Park, with its historical ruins and beautiful coastal views, is another popular spot for family outings. For those interested in sports and fitness, Herzliya offers the Arena Mall Sports Complex, which includes a gym, swimming pool, and various sports courts that are family-friendly. The city is also home to several sports clubs that cater to children, such as the Herzliya Soccer Club, which provides youth soccer programs. With its combination of cultural, recreational, and athletic offerings, Herzliya presents a dynamic and inclusive setting for international families.

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Ra'anana

Ra'anana, is a great place for international families to settle, offering a wide array of activities and facilities suitable for all ages. For children, the city is home to the Ra'anana Park, which features a zoo, a lake, and a large playground, making it a perfect spot for family outings. The city also boasts the Ra'anana Music Center, which offers music classes and workshops for children. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, the city offers the Ra'anana Park and the Sapir Park, both of which are ideal for picnics, walks, and sports. Families interested in sports and fitness will appreciate the Ra'anana Pool, a family-friendly facility with both indoor and outdoor pools. The city also houses the Ra'anana Tennis Center and the Maccabi Ra'anana sports club, both of which offer various sports programs for children. With its rich blend of cultural, recreational, and athletic offerings, Ra'anana provides a welcoming and engaging environment for international families.

Jerusalem

Jerusalem is a good destination for international families to reside, offering a diverse range of activities and facilities that cater to all ages. For children, the city is home to the Bloomfield Science Museum, which offers interactive exhibits and workshops designed specifically for young minds. The city also boasts numerous parks and recreational areas, including the expansive Sacher Park, the largest in the city, perfect for picnics, walks, and sports. The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens is another popular spot for family outings, offering a beautiful and educational environment. For families interested in sports and fitness, the Jerusalem International YMCA Sports Center is a popular spot, offering a swimming pool, gym, and various sports courts that are family-friendly. The city is also home to several sports clubs that cater to children, such as Hapoel Jerusalem, which provides youth basketball programs. With its rich cultural offerings, outdoor spaces, and athletic facilities, Jerusalem provides a vibrant and welcoming environment for international families.

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Haifa

Haifa

Haifa is a great choice for international families looking for a vibrant and welcoming place to live. The city offers a plethora of activities for children, including the MadaTech, the Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space, which hosts interactive exhibits and workshops designed to engage young minds. Haifa also boasts several parks and recreational areas, such as the Louis Promenade, offering stunning views of the city and sea, and the Haifa Educational Zoo, a perfect spot for family outings. The city's Gan HaEm Park, with its playgrounds and picnic areas, is another popular spot for families. For those interested in sports and fitness, Haifa offers the Neve Yosef Community Center, which includes a gym, swimming pool, and various sports courts that are family-friendly. The city is also home to several sports clubs that cater to children, such as Maccabi Haifa, which provides youth soccer programs. With its rich blend of cultural, recreational, and athletic offerings, Haifa provides a dynamic and inclusive environment for international families.

Modi'in

Modi'in is a good choice for international families seeking a friendly and engaging place to live. The city offers a variety of activities for children, including the Anaba Park, which features a lake, playgrounds, and picnic areas, making it a perfect spot for family outings. The city is also home to the Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut Museum, which hosts interactive exhibits and workshops designed to engage young minds. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, the city offers the Wadi Anaba Park and the Park Anava, both of which are ideal for picnics, walks, and sports. Families interested in sports and fitness will appreciate the Modi'in Municipal Swimming Pool, a family-friendly facility with both indoor and outdoor pools. The city also houses the Modi'in Tennis Center and the Maccabi Modi'in sports club, both of which offer various sports programs for children. With its rich blend of cultural, recreational, and athletic offerings, Modi'in provides a welcoming and engaging environment for international families.

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Zichron Yaakov

Zichron Yaakov is an ideal place for international families to settle down. The town offers a variety of activities for children, including the First Aliyah Museum, which hosts interactive exhibits and workshops designed to engage young minds. The Ramat Hanadiv Gardens is a popular spot for family outings, offering beautiful landscapes, picnic areas, and a playground. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, the town offers the Carmel Park, which is ideal for picnics, walks, and sports. Families interested in sports and fitness will appreciate the Zichron Yaakov Swimming Pool, a family-friendly facility with both indoor and outdoor pools. The town also houses the Zichron Yaakov Tennis Club and the Maccabi Zichron Yaakov sports club, both of which offer various sports programs for children. With its rich blend of cultural, recreational, and athletic offerings, Zichron Yaakov provides a welcoming and engaging environment for international families.

Kfar Saba

Kfar Saba is an excellent destination for international families seeking a vibrant and welcoming community. The city offers a variety of activities for children, including the Kfar Saba Park, which features a lake, playgrounds, and picnic areas, making it a perfect spot for family outings. The city is also home to the Kfar Saba Children's Museum, which hosts interactive exhibits and workshops designed to engage young minds. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, the city offers the Meir Park and the Kfar Saba Park, both of which are ideal for picnics, walks, and sports. Families interested in sports and fitness will appreciate the Kfar Saba Municipal Swimming Pool, a family-friendly facility with both indoor and outdoor pools. The city also houses the Kfar Saba Tennis Center and the Maccabi Kfar Saba sports club, both of which offer various sports programs for children. With its rich blend of cultural, recreational, and athletic offerings, Kfar Saba provides a welcoming and engaging environment for international families.

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Ramat Gan

Ramat Gan is a great choice for international families seeking a vibrant and welcoming community. The city offers a variety of activities for children, including the Ramat Gan Safari, which is the largest zoo in the Middle East and offers interactive exhibits and workshops designed to engage young minds. The city is also home to the Man and the Living World Museum, which hosts educational programs and activities for children. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, the city offers the National Park Ramat Gan, a large urban park ideal for picnics, walks, and sports. Families interested in sports and fitness will appreciate the Ramat Gan Swimming Pool, a family-friendly facility with both indoor and outdoor pools. The city also houses the Ramat Gan Tennis Center and the Maccabi Ramat Gan sports club, both of which offer various sports programs for children. With its rich blend of cultural, recreational, and athletic offerings, Ramat Gan provides a welcoming and engaging environment for international families.

Netanya

Netanya is an excellent destination for international families seeking a vibrant and welcoming community. The city offers a variety of activities for children, including the Planetanya, the National Israeli Center for Science, Space and Culture, which hosts interactive exhibits and workshops designed to engage young minds. The city is also home to the Netanya Museum, which offers educational programs and activities for children. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, the city offers the Herzl Beach, a beautiful coastal area ideal for picnics, walks, and water sports. Families interested in sports and fitness will appreciate the Lagoon Wellness Club, a family-friendly facility with a swimming pool, gym, and various fitness classes. The city also houses the Netanya Tennis Center and the Maccabi Netanya sports club, both of which offer various sports programs for children. With its rich blend of cultural, recreational, and athletic offerings, Netanya provides a welcoming and engaging environment for international families.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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