I am on a journey, to make Aliyah, and want to share my journey with my family, friends and anyone that is interested. I made the decision to make Aliyah in December 2002 and now I am actually doing it. This blog will chronicle my story and adventures leading up to getting on the plane and then the continuing story of the beginning of my new life in Israel and what I experience once there.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Where to live

The most popular question I get when I tell people what I am doing is asking me where I'm going to live. Well I've always wanted to live on the beach, so that is where I plan to end up. A good rule of thumb however is to live somewhere for a little while before making a big decision, like where to live...

We are building our office in Modi'in so while it is being built, I'll live nearby for the first year or so. Then when I don't have to oversee the construction I can hopefully live on the beach. Searching online I like what I see in Ramat Poleg, but once there I'll see what it's like in person.'

Most people ask me where is Modi'in. It is about halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The train that will connect the two runs through the city and has a station there. It also goes to the airport so getting to the "big" cities is easy as well as access to air travel when needed. It is only 15-20 minutes to the cities and just a few minutes to the airport. Modi'in is a city barely 10 years old and already grown to about 125,000 and has been planned to grow to about 250,000.


Anonymous said...

Nice blog. I am not quite what a blog is. I look forward to seeing your progress. I definitely would love to visit when you are settled.
Mazel Tov.
David L.

Anonymous said...

Hi Matt...
Sounds like you are serious. This is my first blog so I hope I do it right and my best wishes go to you and your desire to move to Israel. G-d Bless You in your planning stages and in your travels....Love, Cousin Hilda and David...cousin to be...