ארנונה

Arnona is a southern neighborhood located on the south east side of Jerusalem, close to Talpiot, Baka and Kibbutz Ramat Rachel. Arnona was founded in 1931, the most common explanation for the neighborhood’s name is its view of the biblical River Arnon, running from the Moab Hills to the Dead Sea. Arnona is one of the highest points in Jerusalem at 800 meters above sea level. From Arnona one can see the beautiful view of the Judean Desert, the Dead Sea, and the Jordanians hills. The neighborhood is bordered by the Hebron Road/Derech Hevron and Talpiot neighborhood to the west, Kibbutz Ramat Rachel to the south, Old Talpiot to the north, and the Judean desert to the east. During the 1990s, a widespread building trend led to a rise in property value and made Arnona into a relatively upscale neighborhood. Today, due to the recent move of the American consulate to this neighborhood, the demand and prices are increasing rapidly.