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Living in Carmel

Named one of the best places in America to live and raise a family by Money Magazine, American City Business Journal and Forbes, Carmel is a vibrant city - a place people are excited to call home. Its safe and attractive neighborhoods, quality schools, unique retail areas and arts and cultural opportunities make Carmel one of the fastest growing communities in the nation.


Located just north of Indianapolis, Carmel has grown to a population of more than 80,000 - a city in its own right. Businesses and residents locate in Carmel to enjoy the benefits of a community that has strong, responsive government leadership, an excellent tax environment, controlled growth and development, superior infrastructure systems as well as a high quality of life for families and businesses.

Carmel is a welcoming community with a broad range of housing opportunities. It also has outstanding parks with the 5.2-mile Monon Greenway and Monon Community Center and outdoor water park. Our new City Center includes the state-of-the-art Palladium concert hall at The Center for The Performing Arts. The Tarkington and Studio Theaters also provide more entertainment options there as well. The Arts & Design District focuses on the visual and design arts and is home to the Indiana Design Center.

Carmel also has top-ranked education. The Carmel Clay school system has 11 elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school. Carmel and the surrounding community has several outstanding parochial and independent elementary and secondary schools.