Ever wandered where Karmiel is located? Many people ask me about the citie's location and I have an easy answer - it is located in the beautiful valley of Beit HaKerem on the road Acco - Zfat. It is 45 km from Haifa and many people from Carmiel work and Study in the Northern capital of Israel. Karmiel has population of nearly 50,000. Nobody knows the real number as officails want 50,000 to be true number for budgeting and other purposes (railway? university) Many people moved to Nahariya because of the tax reduction and most of them were you ng couples who really wanted to stay in this beautiful city. Carmiel mayor (Adi Eldar) is strugling to bring tax reduction to Carmiel as well but city looks like a diamond amonng other developng towns. CXity is surrounded with arab villages that makes the scenery unique and nights loud with muadzin voices. You can hear clearly muadzin in Maaravit and Givat ram neighbourhoods.
For those who don't care about shabat travelling you have nice choice of shopping options - arab shops are open during weekends, Tiv Taaam and Keshet ( Musik's Shop), Keshet Givat Ram are open too. Castro Carmiel, Office Depot, Golf, Beitili and Super Pharm attracts Shabbat shoppers as those shops are outside of the inhabiited zone and may stay open during Saturday.