Region: Central
City Type: Large City
Population: 210,000
Demographics: Singles, young couples, young families, retirees
Religious Makeup: Chabad, Chardal, Conservative, Dati Leumi, Haredi, Secular
Affordability: $$$ (range 1 to 5)


Average Temperatures

January18C/64F 11C/52F

Relative humidity ranges from 48% April to 57% in January.




Netanya as an Aliyah destination offers a community with many immigrants, including Olim from English speaking countries. The city’s 14 kilometers of beaches are the reason it is called the Israeli Riviera. Netanya is located 56 km (35 mi) south of Haifa and 30 km (19 mi) north of Tel Aviv, and has a growing population that is about half secular with a growing number of younger Modern Orthodox couples and families.



Netanya housing is a range of apartments, cottages, and villas in a variety of neighborhoods that appeal to a range of demographics.

Housing prices vary widely, based on location, features, and condition, but recent searches yielded these prices for apartment rentals and purchases:


Size (Sq.  Meters)



2 Bedroom




4 Bedroom





Transportation in Netanya is offered by a variety of public bus, train and shared-ride (Shirut) taxis. Local buses and taxis offer service to the surrounding suburbs. Bus and rail stations provide connections to other cities, including many direct connections. Haifa and Tel Aviv are about 30 minutes away by train. Intercity buses connect Netanya to cities throughout Israel, including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Hadera, Eilat, and many others. Private cars, rentals, and car-sharing services are also available.


Four industrial centers are in various parts of Netanya. A number of global companies operate facilities in the area, and many English speakers are employed there, especially in high-tech industries. Commuting to jobs in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, and Haifa is also a popular option, and Netanya’s tourist and hospitality are also sources of employment.


Schools for students in all levels of education and a wide range of secular and religious affiliations operate in Netanya. Numerous kindergarten and elementary schools flourish in the neighborhoods. High school age students have a choice of secular and a variety of religious educational programs. Several institutions of higher learning offer a variety of degree and vocational studies in the city and nearby.

Services for Olim

Aliyah-related services in Netanya are well-developed, with the city offering lots of help for new immigrants, and a variety of other resources including the local AACI branch and community-based and online groups.

Community/Religious Life

Approximately 200 congregations serve Jewish communities in Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Orthodox, Reform, Haredi, Dati Leumi and other traditions.  A wide range of organizations operating in Netanya provide a network of religious and social activities for residents. Youth, adult, and senior programs offer a range of study, volunteer, entertainment, sport, and other options.

Amenities & Attractions

Museums, stadiums, cultural attractions, beaches, theaters, galleries, and events are available in Netanya and surrounding communities. A shopping mall, dining, beach promenade and other local amenities make Aliyah to Netanya pleasant and engaging.


More Information

Information on this page includes many sources, including Wikipedia. More information can be found at:

Netanya Municipality Website
Netanya AACI Website
Facebook English-Speaking Netanya  Group