Anyone know of charedi, or partially Charedi communities somewhat near Jerusalem? Looking for something not super expensive and ideally where the homes have a bit of a yard – not just a bunch of apartments stacked on each other.
the closer you are to Jerusalem, the more expensive it will be. Areas like Givat Zev and Telzstone are relatively expensive. There’s Tel Zion, but it’s not very anglo, and although very close to Jerusalem, it’s in an area near Ramalla and you would pass lots of Arab villages on the way from Jerusalem, which has limited its desirability.
How far is “somewhat near Jerusalem”? If you take a liberal interpretation of that, and want a more rural/subsarban lifestyle, then you can consider moshavim/yishuvim like Matityahu, Beit Hilkiya or Maale Amos.
You can find a bit of green space in popular cities such as Bet Shemesh, Beitar and Kiryat Sefer, which are relatively close to Jerusalem. Most neighborhoods, especially ones marketed to Anglos, will have a limited number of “cottages”- attached private homes or even “villot”- detached homes that have gardens. And some of those stacked apartments will have gardens if they are ground level. But those options are much more expensive than the typical stacked apartment with a porch.