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Ramot Hacarmel (Carmel Heights)


Covering 10.67 sq. km.. it constitutes 16.5% of Haifa's area. Its 39,500 residents make up 14.8% of the city's population. This district is built along the Carmel ridge from the Carmel center and up to the University sloping down the mountain to the East and to the West. The population in this district is in the relatively high socio-economic range with Hod Hacarmel (Denya) classified among the top exclusive neighborhoods in Israel. There are roads connecting this area to the MATAM area, beaches, transport center and the coastal highway to the south; to the bay and northbound through Nave Sha'anan and Ramot Yitzhak and to the Carmel National Forest and Druze villages (Daliat elCarmel and Ussifiya) at the top of the Carmel.


Romemot - 8,340 people live in this neighborhood composed of Old Romema and New Romema. These neighborhoods were established in the 1950's and 1960's and were expanded during the 1980's and 1990's. There is a mix of population in both Romemot and they include old and young, newcomers and veteran Israelis, religious and non-religious and everything in between.


The following facilities and institutions can be found in this neighborhood:
* Romema elementary school
* Ben Gurion elementary school
* Haichal Hasport - The Haifa Municipal Sports Center in Romema
* Noar Lenoar youth movement center
* Senior citizens clubs
* Family Health Clinic (Tipat Halav)
* Municipal library
* Rosh Maya antiquities site
* Marom Hotel
* Student dormitories


Ahuza has a population of 5,630 and it was established in the 1920's; one of the first areas of settlement on the Carmel. This is a well-established, up-scale neighborhood with a mixed population. It is also one of two main concentrations, along with Nave Sha'anan, of Anglo immigrants, both new and veteran, in Haifa. There is a large religious community in Ahuza with all the institutions required for religious observance. Many academics and professionals live in Ahuza. The area is mainly comprised of small apartment dwellings (6-12 families) with a few private and attached homes and a scattering of larger apartment buildings.


The following facilities and institutions can be found in this neighborhood:
* Ehud elementary school
* Ahuza - Zichron Yossef elementary school
* Netiv Eliezer - Carmel religious elementary school
* Reali elementary and junior high private school - Ahuza branch
* Senior citizens club
* Senior citizens homes (Rishonei Hacarmel, Pisgat Ahuza, Maon Horim Sinai (religious) Bnai Brith)
* Carmel Hospital
* Shulamit Hotel


Tzir Horev (Horev Route) has 14,730 people living along the Horev route on the ridge of the Carmel. Giv'at Downs St. and its surroundings are the older part while Ramat Eshkol and Ramat Begin are newer, housing a relatively younger population.


The following facilities and institutions can be found in this neighborhood:
* Einstein elementary school
* Nofim elementary school
* Ahuzat Yeladim - WIZO junior high school
* Reali private high schoo l- Beit Biram branch
* IDF Military Academy
* A branch of the Open University
* Rambam Research Institute
* Ahuza - Soroka municipal library
* Family Health Clinic (Tipat Halav)
* Senior citizens home (Mishan)
* Horev shopping center and medical center


Tzir Aba Chushi includes the neighborhoods of Hod Hacarmel (Denya), Ramat Golda, Ramat Almogi and Savyonei Hacarmel and has a total population of 10,800. Most of these neighborhoods were built on empty land between Hod Hacarmel (Denya) and the University and the Ahuza neighborhood. They are newer areas with a relatively younger population.


The following facilities and institutions can be found in this district:
* Kiach - De Rothchild high school
* Hod Hacarmel sports club
* Hod Hacarmel community center and municipal library
* Mishkan Ya'akov  - a Charedi yeshiva


Haifa University was established in the beginning of the 1960's following the initiative of Haifa's mayor at the time, Aba Chushi. It was built high up on the Carmel ridge overlooking the Technion. The university offers a wide variety of academic programs including humanities, social science, law, life science and exact sciences. The university also offers varied courses and training programs. A sport center, the Hecht Museum of Archeology and IBM research labs can also be found on the campus. In the academic year 2007, there were 16,780 students enrolled in the University.