Can anyone give me information on Maaleh Amos? I couldn’t find much first-hand information/reviews online. Besides general information on what it’s like living there, I would appreciate the following information:
Safety 1: how safe is it living on the yishuv?
Safety 2: how safe is traveling from and to Jerusalem?
Public transportation: how good/bad is it? How do older kids get to schools? How would one get to Beitar and/or Ramat Beit Shemesh?
I know someone who lives there. He says he feels safe living there, but he doesn’t know if anyone living in Yerushalyim would feel safe. Regarding traveling to, from Yerushalyim, he says it’s not as unsafe as it looks. I met him in Ramat Beit Shemesh, it’s about 40 minutes away by car. I really have no idea but it sounds like there’s not that frequent public transportation there. I just checked it online for you. You can google Ma`ale Amos and you’ll get a page from Gush Etzion that tells you about it. It says that Egged #165 comes there 4 times a day. You can also check out the egged website at egged. co. il (take out the spaces.)