Ramat Gan, located in the heart of the Gush Dan metropolitan area, is a city with a past, present and future firmly interwoven within the Israeli tapestry.
Established in 1921, the city proudly offers its citizens a network of excellent educational institutions, a leading medical center, distinctive schools, a flourishing city park, meticulous urban planning, and a close proximity to the commercial, hi-tech and industrial workplace.
Ramat Gan’s citizens realize the Israeli dream—hi-quality living that is in no way detached from the pulsating center of Israel.
With it all, Ramat Gan has succeeded in maintaining its own identity in the densely urban Gush Dan region, generating a great deal of civic pride amongst its residents.
Ramat Gan, situated in the heart of the Gush Dan metropolitan region, is adjacent to major traffic arteries, and a short distance from Tel Aviv and a range of commercial and cultural centers:
Aluf Sadeh Road—in south Ramat Gan, connecting the city to Highway #4
Jabotinsky Street—connecting Ramat Gan to Tel Aviv to the west and with Bnei Brak and Petach Tikva to the east
Em Hamoshava Road—Highway #471 connecting the Ayalon Mall area with Petch Tikva and Kiryat Ono via Kiryat Arie
The Ayalon Highway—Highway #20 connecting to Ramat Gan via a number of interchanges leading to the G’lilot Junction in the north and to the Holon area in the south
Plus, Ramat Gan boasts an extensive public transportation system which enables the city’s residents to rapidly reach all destinations in the Gush Dan metropolitan area. The Central Railway Station is located adjacent to the Arlozoroff Interchange, with a connecting footbridge to the Diamond Exchange and Jabotinsky Street, the city’s main thoroughfare.
Ramat Gan abounds with a rich cultural life—museums, theaters, cultural and musical performances, and more.
In addition, the city promotes community enterprises for all segments of Ramat Gan’s population:
• Theaters—Culture lovers enjoy a selection of theatrical auditoriums and stages, including fine halls presenting a repertoire of original performances: The Diamond Theater, the Ramat Gan Theater, Bet Tzvi, the Russell Cultural Center, and the Library Theater.
The Ramat Gan Municipality offers a special season ticket for select performances for children and adults, concerts and evening sing-alongs.
• Museums and Galleries —A number of museums and galleries located throughout the city host permanent and rotating exhibits of Israeli and international art, plus exhibits relating to Ramat Gan’s history, and more.
Among the city’s museums are the Museum of Israeli Art, Beit Avraham Krinizi, the Museum of Russian Art, the Aharon Kahane Artist’s House, the Maccabi Museum of Sports, and more.
• Safari, Zoological Center — 250 acres of nature in the heart of the metropolitan Gush Dan region await visitors at the Ramat Gan Safari, the largest animal collection in the Middle East. Here, visitors of all ages can take a rare close-hand look at the life of such wild animals as lions, zebras, rhinoceros, ostriches, and many, many more creatures.
• The Krinizi National Park attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from across Israel to this Ramat Gan landmark.
The Park boasts a lake, a 3-acre flower garden with some 82,000 multicolored blooms, wide grassy spaces, rest areas, a fitness center, and lovely fountains.
• Community Centers—Ramat Gan provides a network of community centers for its citizens, vibrant community enterprises that offer a range of courses and leisure activities for children and adults.
• The Ramat Gan Stadium — the national soccer stadium where the majority of Israel’s all-star teams compete, the Ramat Gan Stadium also hosts segments of the international Maccabiah Games held every four years. In addition, the 50,000-seat stadium is the venue for top performances by such international artists as Leonard Cohen, Elton John, and others.
Like all cities, Ramat Gan has its nooks and crannies that only the locals know—places that are part and parcel of the city’s past and present, as well as the ever-developing urban culture…
• Orda Square—It’s actually Rambam Square, located on Bialik Street-- the very first street in Ramat Gan, in the “HaEmek” area. Orda Square, in the past and present, serves as the meeting place for the city’s pensioners and senior citizens. Any time you get a yen to hear stories about the Old Days, make a beeline to Orda Square on a sunny day.
• The Margushas Orchard—Every old-timer in Ramat Gan can tell you that before the exclusive Marom Neve neighborhood was built, this area was the site of the Margushas Orchard, a historical Ramat Gan landmark. This orchard was the scene of many a rendezvous for the city’s youth who meandered through the trees, picked oranges and shared gossip of the day. Today, you can still see a row of cypress trees that once stood in the historic orchard.
Ramat Gan places the highest priority on its educational network, as evidenced by the national and international prizes its excellent schools have garnered for their achievements.
In addition, outstanding academic institutes of higher education make their home in the city.
Prominent among the city’s high schools is the “Blich” High School, whose straw-vote before each Knesset election draws rapt attention from the national media.
Students of the “Ohel Shem” High School have clinched a number of international awards, and are members of the prestigious Model United Nations.
Two leading academic institutions of higher learning are located in Ramat Gan:
A business center in the western part of Ramat Gan, the Diamond Exchange is home to some of Israel’s leading companies—the Israeli diamond exchange, hi-tech companies, banks, advertising firms, and more.
The complex is one of the main commercial centers in the Gush Dan metropolitan region, providing employment to large numbers of people from Gush Dan and its environs.