Raanana : Israel

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What it's Like to Retire in Raanana

A bustling and well-planned suburban town about twelve miles north of Tel Aviv, Ra'anana has a population of sbout 80,000, including an increasing number of expat retirees.  Expats are drawn by great urban planning, a lovely extensive park system, good shopping and a high tech industrial park. 

Photo of Ra'anana courtesy of Sharon Oren-avrahamy and Wikipedia.

 

Where to Retire in Raanana and Home Prices

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What is special about Raanana

Ra'anana is mostly populated by native-born Israelis but is an English-friendly city, so if you desire to learn Hebrew you can do so comfortably at your own pace. Ra'anana is popular with retirees who would like some work in retirement, mostly with local startups. Additionally, the World Heath Organization designated Ra'anana a Green City in 2005; it is famous for its parks. 

 

What is not special about Raanana

Like many of Israel's cities, Ra'anana is quite expensive. 

 

Who will like retirement in Raanana

There is a large English-speaking population as well as a Spanish-speaking population; the amount of French immigrants is also rising.  Ra'anana therefore makes for a vibrant retirement community.

 

Local economy is driven by

The city is home to the Israeli offices of many leading global companies, including Microsoft, HP and Texas Instruments. 

 

Climate and Physical Environment

Ra'anana is on a coastal plain; it therefore gets cool, snowless winters and hot, dry summers. There is little to no rainfall in the summer months.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The industrial zone is home to the elaborate Renanim shopping mall Ahuza street runs throughout the center of the city and is lined with many popular shops and restaurants.The Ra'anana park is the largest in the nation and has bike paths, a children's zoo, an art gallery and a restaurant. 

 

Crime

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Medical facilities

There is a Rehabilitation Hospital within the city limits.

 

Transportation

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Valuable Links

Ra'anana on Wikipedia

 

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Facts about RAANANA
  • State: Israel
  • Environment: Small-mid Sized City,Cultural Center,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 45-64
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: NA
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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