Givat Shmuel is home of Israel’s largest and fastest-growing Anglo community of students, young professionals, and newly-married Olim, with over 900 anglos. Located in central Israel, it is surrounded by Ramat Gan and Bnei Brak to the West, Kiryat Ono to the South, and Petach Tikva to the North and East.
There are approximately 24,000 residents in Givat Shmuel, religious and secular, and the city has a socioeconomic standing of 8+ out of 10. Givat Shmuel has highly rated schools and a municipality which invests a lot into the welfare of the city and its residents. Givat Shmuel has a many of the perks of living a city, such as its location and shopping centers, while still maintaining a nice and quiet atmosphere.
Life in Givat Shmuel
With the population growing so does the demand for more supermarkets and restaurants. Givat Shmuel has around five supermarkets and a few more in neighboring cities. There are quite a few Makolets (convenience stores) scattered around Givat Shmuel. As far as malls go, there are two main malls and one in the process of being built with over 20 places to eat and many different clothing and Judaica stores. Givat Shmuel has one huge park and quite a few smaller parks throughout the city. There are two gyms, Holmes Place and Sporter, both of which have swimming pools. Givat Shmuel has a few different options for women to do Zumba, including a discounted class for Olim.
The days are sunny in Givat Shmuel with most days temperature between 80-100 degrees. The summers can be very hot, while the winters may get cold, you likely will not see any snowfall in Givat Shmuel. During the winter season there are quite a few rainy days, but the winter period passes within a few weeks.Throughout the year there are events run by the city, such as; concerts, marathons and other events.
Givat Shmuel offers educational services from Gan- High School, with many of the schools providing additional help for english-speaking children. There are over 40 public gans and more than 25 private ones, religious and secular alike. Many of the gans, public and private, offer afterschool programs as well, for parents who work later. There are three religious grade schools and two secular grade schools. There are currently two religious high schools for boys and one for girls, there will be a secular high school opening Fall 2017.