Someone I know is considering aliyah. He is a young religious single in his mid-20's who is looking for a young, religious, but not Hareidi community in one of the "larger" cities that has a sizable "American" community. One of his main incentives is to increase his religious learning and to become a rav either in a yeshiva or a shul. He wants a neighborhood that will support these objectives and maximize his potential in Torah learning and leadership.
He is aware of two places in Israel where these exist - a few areas in Yerushala'im and Ramat Bet Shemesh.
Is there a book, pamphlet, or on-line resource that describes demographics in various Israeli areas an, perhaps describes in some fashion what areas would be ideal for accommodating such goals? If it also lists statistics such as median income, types of occupations and housing costs, etc., that would be a bonus.