Check the Accommodations page on the www.safed-home.com website.
It has a full listing of local guest houses, hotels, hostels, etc.
--- In Tzfat@yahoogroups.com, Alex <alexsnyc@...> wrote:
> Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. We will be
visiting Tzfat for a 3 day stay in 2 weeks (thur-sunday). Can you
suggest a bed-and breakfast? (Or in general the best and not so
expensive place to stay with 2 small kids).
> Thank you again! SHABBAT SHALOM
> From: chslar chslar@...
> To: Tzfat@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Mon, February 1, 2010 10:19:44 PM
> Subject: [Tzfat] Re: We are considering moving to Tzfat -- do you guys
know about. . . .
> --- In Tzfat@yahoogroups.com, "Alexandra" alexsnyc@ wrote:
> > Hi everyone! We are thinking about moving to Tzfat. We made aliyah
here in August 09 and moved to Efrat.
> > We like it here but are thinking about other parts in Eretz Israel.
> > Questions:
> > What is a good place to live for a young family of four, who are
Kippa Seruga (knitted Kippa)?
> Most neighborhoods are mixed. All the schools have transportation
throughout the city, so wherever you live you can send your children to
the school of your choice. Meor Chaim and Kiryat Chabad are Haredi.
> > How much is it to rent a 4-5 bedroom apartment, or to buy a 4-5
> Depends on the neighborhood. In the Old city/Artists Quarter, it's
more expensive. I'd say probably $600 for such a house. In the outlying
neighborhoods (Neve Oranim, Ramat Razim, Ramat Menachem Begin) it's
probably about $400 - $500, and in the older neighborhoods (Darom,
Ca'anan) it's about $300 - $400. Every house is individual though...if
it has a garden, ground floor, etc, it'll be more.
> > Does everybody live in the city, or are there neighborhoods that
> The Old City/Artist Quarter has about 2000 residents. Most of the
city's 30,000+ residents live in the surrounding neighborhoods. Darom
and Cana'an are neighborhoods that were built in the '50s - '70s, and
the northern neighborhoods (Ramat Razim, Ramat Menachem Begin, Neve
Oranim, Nof Kinneret) were established in the '90s.
> > We heard that there is a Chabad negihborhood, it is totally Frum, or
are there a mix of poeples? All Chabad. VERY Chabad.Kiryat Chabad.
> > How close knit are the communities? Are there a lot of Anglos?
Russians (I made aliyah from Queens, but emigrated to the U.S. from the
> > Lots of Anglos of all stripes -- secular (fewer, admittedly), kippa
seruga, Litvak, Chabad, Breslev are the largest, and there are others
who are connected to other groups (different Chassidic groups). There's
a thriving Carlebach community and a do-your-own-thing-Jewishly crowd.
There's a great English library, a bunch of Anglo-run tzdekka
organizations, two environmental groups (heavily influenced and
connected to the Anglo community). Lots of russians too, though I can't
speak too much about them as a community.
> > We are thinking of, Bezrat Hashem, renting a place for the late
summer and seeing if Tzfat is a right place to settle down and raise a
family. I would love to make some new friends on this chat board so we
can talk about it.
> In addition to this board, you might want to sign up for the
Tzfatline, a newsletter that comes out several times weekly with posts
about things to buy, sell, rides needed, advice needed or given, etc.
Write to tzfatline@... to request to subscribe. It's free and comes into
your inbox. Another source is www.safed-home.com which has a page with
real estate information, a calendar of classes and other events, and
general aliyah information.
> > Thanks to all.
> > Sincerely,
> > Shula