after that long post about communities, ill try to narrow it down to the top contenders...
To preface, i must say that we are looking for a community that:
- driving distance to Jerusalem
- Warm, friendly community
- down to earth people
- dati with Torah values but tolerant of others
1) Neve Daniel / Elazar:
Both in the gush, both very expensive. weare a bit concerned about the "warmth" in Neve Daniel.
2) Rosh Tzurim:
Looks like a good fit. New housing, green spaces, close to Jerusalem.
3) Neve Tzuf:
Looks amazing. many services, forest, pool! but we cant buy a home straight off and it is a distance to Jerusalem.
B'H we are planning the next trip for July... Hopefully we will find our place