Pardes Hana Karkur first appeared on the scene as an Arab village named “Kerkur” in 1878 when the Palestine Exploration Fund first compiled its map of the land of Israel.
In 1913, the Hachsharat Hayishuv acquired 15 square kilometers of land in the area which subsequently became known as the town of Karkur and by 1931 consisted of nearly 200 homes. By 1945 over 2000 Jewish people were living in the town.
Pardes Hana traces its origins to 1929 when the town was founded with the assistance of Baron Rothschild and named after Hana Rothschild.
In the 1950’s some of the smaller towns in the surrounding areas merged with Pardes Hana and in 1969 Karkur joined in as well, creating the city currently known as “Pardes Hana Karkur”.
Pardes Hana-Karkur is a multicultural and diverse city with residents stemming from literally all walks of life. The city is a melting pot of people who live in harmony, a city where you are sure to find your own, and feel right at home. As a whole, Pardes Hana-Karkur is known for down to earth people who are looking to live in proximity to nature; it’s a place where you will find folks in high-tech, education, therapies, religious people, non-religious people, and everything in between. Not sure which part of town is right for you? Want to know which school best suits your needs or in which synagogue you’ll feel most comfortable? Talk to us and we’ll help you navigate through all your options!
One of the best reasons to move to Pardes Hana-Karkur is its accessibility to the rest of the country. The train to Tel Aviv is conveniently located right on the outskirts of the city and within 45 minutes you are deposited directly in the heart of Tel Aviv.
Access to the main coastal highway, road 4, and road 6, heading both North and South are all just a short drive away. With amazing accessibility comes endless possibilities, such as the possibility of working in various employment hubs, like Caesarea, Haifa, Netanya, Tel Aviv, Yokneam, and more!
An added value to living in a place like Pardes Hana-Karkur is that there are an abundance of educational institutions to choose from, including, secular and religious public schools, anthroposophic schools, an agricultural school, a Democratic school, a private religious school and more!
The point being when you move to Pardes Hana-Karkur, you aren’t locked into any specific educational track and can find the right school to suit each of your children’s needs. The diversity of education is directly related to the diversity of the population and the multicultural makeup which is Pardes Hana-Karkur.
A Big-City & A Small Town
While technically Pardes Hana-Karkur classifies as a city, it still maintains a moshav type feeling and coziness not found in other “real” cities. There’s a pace of life that is slightly more relaxed, laid back, and calm if you will. This dichotomy is also reflected in the housing options, ranging from apartment living, two family, and even single-family rustic homes with large gardens.
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Neighborhoods in Pardes Hana-Karkur
Neve Asher is situated on the south western side of Pardes Hana-Karkur with quick access to the highway system. It contains one of the largest concentrations of Anglos in Pardes Hana-Karkur and is a convenient landing spot for olim. As much as it is part of the city, it manages to maintain a rustic and pastoral country feeling. There is easy shopping access, parks, and synagogues including a Chabad synagogue.
Neve Pardesim, located on the western side of Pardes Hana-Karkur, has LOTS of young families and is a great landing spot for those with younger children. The neighborhood consists of both semi-attached houses and apartments so the housing prices can vary greatly. Additionally, the population itself is a wide mix of all walks of life and has a very cosmopolitan feel. The neighborhood is its own self-contained enclave with a wide variety of stores, shopping centers, synagogues, and parks.
The area called Meged is nestled between road 650 which leads out of Pardes Hana-Karkur and Neve Asher. It is one of the oldest and more established neighborhoods in Pardes Hana-Karkur and consists of older houses on large plots of land. The entire neighborhood itself isn’t very big so the housing options are somewhat limited in this area. If you need some milk or to visit a kupat cholim, you will find yourself having to jump into a car if you live here.
Neve Hatut is a quaint little neighborhood that is currently expanding on the southern end of Karkur, just over Derech Hanadiv/Pardes Hana. One of its biggest attractions is it’s within walking distance of the Morasha school, the mamlachti dati leumi elementary school, the Pardes Hana-Karkur agricultural high school, and the Rabin elementary school. Being on the southern tip allows for almost immediate access to the major highways without traversing the entire city's morning traffic.
This neighborhood borders Neve Hatut and is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Karkur dating back to its foundation. As with Neve Hatut, when you live here you are within walking distance to the Pardes Hana-Karkur agricultural high school, Morasha elementary school and the anthroposophical school too! Green spaces are abundant throughout the area along with a multitude of eateries. Housing options consist of free standing homes and semi attached homes.
Halomot Karkur is pretty much a self-contained enclave towards the northern part of Pardes Hana-Karkur centered around shops and a main park. The buildings are new and filled with many young families. There are all sorts of shops and medical facilities which makes it a great landing spot for families young and old who are looking for a sense of community and family oriented neighborhood.
The Merkaz Hamoshava is just what you would expect it to be based on the name alone. It is what people refer to as “old” Pardes Hana-Karkur and the main shopping area for the entire city. The buildings are a classical mix of both new and old along with all the people who live in them! If you are looking to be in the heart of the city and within walking distance of all facilities be it shops, cafes, the post office, synagogues, and medical offices, then this is the place for you!
Remez is tucked away in the southwest corner of Pardes Hana-Karkur and is a considerably older neighborhood than some of the rest. It’s sort of off the beaten path as they say, so if you are looking for something a bit quieter and away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this could be a perfect spot for you. While not exactly a shopping hotspot, there are enough local amenities to get by on.
Yefe Nof is a tranquil self-contained enclave of numerous inlet streets all circling a vast and luscious green park. If you have school aged children, this location couldn't be better as it is within close proximity to the Democratic school and the Noam school. There are large pockets of the religious community residing in this neighborhood, along with a nice cross section from other demographics. Some of the first streets in Pardes Hana-Karkur are located here as well as the famous old water tower. Yefe Nof is also located right off Derech Hayam which leads you out to the Caesarea work hub as well as highway 4.
If you’re interested in being immersed into the full Israeli experience, look no further than Neve Merhav as the Anglo population is quite limited here. But that also comes with a benefit as that “feature” manifests itself in the housing prices which are traditionally lower than those in other parts of the city. You can find gems of a home on larger plots of land ready for renovation.
Yuvalim is one of the newest areas in Pardes Hana-Karkur and consists of modern generously sized homes. It was originally started as an ex-military community but now is starting to have a more diversified population. It’s located in the northern most point of Pardes Hana-Karkur and slightly out of the way from the main part of the city. An abundance of parks and green spaces make this a truly pastoral spot!
Hadar and Amidar are the north-western most part of Pardes Hana with affordable options of mainly apartments with some smaller houses dispersed throughout. The populate is a mix of old and new immigrants and those who want to live close to the train. Apartments are extremely affordable as many require a degree of renovation which give you the opportunity to turn them into your own. The location can’t be beat, as it’s right near the train line and a stone’s throw away from the industrial park in Caesarea.