Where Can I Go to Look for an Apartment?
Hi DraftIDF, I was wondering where I can look, either physically or online, for an apartment. Can you point me in the right direction? Thanks! ~Noah
Before you start looking for an apartment it’s probably best to start weighing some pros and cons. While apartment life may seem ideal, finding decent rent in Jerusalem is not easy, but then again having clean laundry is. Before you even start to look for an apartment, find a roommate or two, it could be a good way to save money on rent. Here’s the good news about looking for an apartment, all you’ll need is a bed and wifi. The first place you’re going to want to check is Yadshtayim. Yadshtayim is a great website to find apartments for rent, without using a realtor. Just a fair warning though, the site is in hebrew.
Another great place to look is on Facebook. There are so many helpful Facebook groups where you can find apartments. There are even numerous groups just for each city. And going back to that language barrier issue on Yadshtayim, people post in all different languages in any group you might find. Another advantage to looking on Facebook is you could also find a sublet, which is often times a cheaper and easier alternative to renting.
Here are a couple of specific groups to look out for:
- Bayit Cham – Bayit Shel Benji (For guys only in Ra’anana)
- Chayal el Chayal (Jerusalem)
- Beit HaChayal (Israel public housing service for soldiers)
- Lone Soldier Center Arnona housing (Jerusalem)
Hope this helps. Feel free to CONTACT US with any more questions.