Talpiot Arnona is one of the most pleasant residential neighborhoods of Jerusalem. It is a family-oriented community with a harmonious mixture of secular and religious residents and a number of Orthodox, Ashkenazi and Sephardic synagogues. It is close to the center, yet has a suburban touch with many lovely single homes. The area consists of several sections.
The most charming section is North Talpiot-Arnona where the apartment Beitar Street 22 is situated in the midst of small buildings and a lot of greenery, 2 blocks from the new American Embassy site and the Terem Medical Center. Across the street from the apartment are new condominiums, behind and to either side of the apartment are small houses in an idyllic setting. Two blocks down the hill is Derech Hevron Street, across lies East Talpiot with many restaurants and the Kanyon Hadar shopping mall on Pierre Koenig Street. A little further down is West Talpiot, an industrial section with more shopping centers and restaurants.
Old Talpiot is an easy walk to Baka, the German Colony, and Old Katamon and a reasonable walk for fit walkers to the Old City and the Kotel. On Sabbath and holidays, a stream of Jews from Talpiot walks the way to the Kotel of "the hill to which all mouths turn." They walk the distance of about two miles. For more information, please see LINK Location.
Community and Religious Life
Arnona-Talpiot has two Ashkenazi (Shai Agnon and Lidenbaum) and two Sephardic synagogues (Hursha and Hakshiva Shavati). There is also a new family-oriented Minyan (prayer service) in Midreshet Lindenbaum which caters to young families and English speakers. Families from the Minyan serve as a support group for those who are new to the neighborhood, welcoming them for meals, offering assistance and making them feel at home.
Restaurants and Pubs
There is a pizza and an ice cream parlor one block away from the apartment. Many restaurants, including a lot of kosher ones, are about a 15 minutes’ walk away, the famous tourist restaurants in the German Colony are 20 minutes away.
The popular pub Shakespeare is one block away from the apartment.
One of Jerusalem's main shopping districts is West Talpiot. The most popular shopping malls are Kanyon Hadar on Pierre Koenig Street and Kanyon Ahim Yisrael on Yad Haharutzim Street.
The number 7 bus stops right at the corner of Beitar 22 and takes you to the center of the city. Several bus lines to the center of Jerusalem stop two blocks down the street as well as an express bus to Har Hahotzvim – see LINK bus map.
The Terem 24hour Emergency Medical Center Hatayelet, 6 Yanovsky St. is two blocks away. Terem has earned international recognition for excellence.
Talpiot has a multiplex cinema, a bowling alley, and dozens of nightclubs and discos, including one of Israel's most popular nightclubs, Haoman 17 and Yellow Submarine.