Carmel

Welcome to Carmel

Among the fastest-growing suburbs of Indiana, this affluent community is rich in culture, entertainment, and fun.
 
The pristine City Center of Carmel, Indiana, is surrounded by gorgeous buildings, manicured walkways, and a blend of new and historic architecture. The upscale, urban convenience is balanced by a neighborhood feel. Embodying the multifaceted personality of Carmel itself, this hub is the kind of place in which visitors can catch the latest symphony performance or grab a cup of coffee from their favorite local shop — all on the same day. 

Directly north of Indianapolis, the city of Carmel was incorporated in 1874 and has since become one of Indiana’s most desirable residential locations. A vibrant history and a dedication to providing top-notch amenities to its residents have earned Carmel a spot on the, “Best Places to Live in America,” lists created by media monoliths like Money Magazine. 

In Carmel, the residential real estate reflects the diversity of the town. New-build, luxury condominium communities are sprouting up around the city’s busiest commercial corridors to give residents the best of urban living at their fingertips. In its outer, suburban neighborhoods, Carmel is brimming with remarkable single-family homes. Spacious and sometimes reaching prices upwards of one million dollars, executive homes are also plentiful and come in a wide range of architectural designs.
 

What to Love

  • A dynamic culture and endless commercial offerings
  • Top-tier schools and school districts
  • Family-friendly environment that also caters to urbanites 

Local Lifestyle

New developments continue to bring the residents of Carmel into the future, and it’s certainly looking bright. Already a powerhouse for suburban-meets-urban living, this picturesque city continues to up the ante of its commercial and lifestyle amenities. Immersed in education and culture, Carmel is home to both renowned performance centers and premier schools.
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Carmel is able to claim not one, but several dazzling commercial epicenters within its bounds. Both a colorful city center and a charismatic Main Street — the latter of which is also part of Carmel’s beautiful Old Town — provide ample opportunities for boutique shopping and award-winning dining. These upbeat destinations are connected by the town’s Arts and Design District, which is flush with galleries, museums, and interior designers.

Among the must-see landmarks in Carmel, Hotel Carmichael stands out as the area’s new premier boutique hotel destination. More than just its luxury, Hotel Carmichael encourages guests to take part in immersive experiences such as a cabaret show at Feinstein’s in the hotel, a partnership with famed musician Michael Feinstein.

Carmel is saturated in delightful restaurants, and gastronomes will fall in love with the sheer plenitude of cuisine at their fingertips. World-class sushi and an array of one-of-a-kind fare is just part of the appeal to Monterey Cuisine, whose menu is pioneered by award-winning chefs.

Sun King Brewery has mastered the art of beer, and its spirits distillery located in Carmel is outfitted with a menu of its finest brews. Walking into the doors of The Cake Bake Shop, diners are greeted by a radiant display of French-inspired opulence. The glittering chandeliers and creamy color palette make the perfect backdrop for their steady rotation of high-end desserts.
 

Things to Do

The heartbeat of Carmel’s creative vivacity is the Arts & Design District, which rests at the core of the city’s Old Town Historic District. Along with its multitude of monthly events like the Meet Me on Main and Carmel’s Late Night on Main and its bevy of specialty shops, galleries, and performance venues, the Arts & Design District also hosts some of the year’s most anticipated events.

For instance, Carmel’s International Art Festival brings in over 100 artists and creators for its two-day event, located along the intersection of Main Street and Rangeline Road. The Arts & Design District is also where visitors can find The Palladium. This stunning concert hall is just one part of the three-venue Center for the Performing Arts and features architecture inspired by the Italian Renaissance. During the holiday season, the Christkindlmarkt brings in more than half a million visitors. This lively market is an authentic, charming representation of the Christmas markets of Germany, and enchants its visitors without fail.
 

Schools

Carmel is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • University School of Indiana, 9-12, a private school ranked as the #6 best private high school in the state
  • Carmel Clay School District, a highly-rated public school district that serves students PK & K-12, rated as the #3 best district in the state
 

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