Welcome to Carmel
Carmel is located just to the north of Indianapolis and was recently named at #1 place in the U.S. to live by 24/7 Wall Street and USA Today. Carmel has also ranked highly on similar lists by Forbes, Money Magazine, and the American City Business Journal. It boasts safe neighborhoods, relatively low taxes, a school system is consistently ranked as one of the best in the state, and residents with a higher percentage of college degrees than the national average. Carmel is the perfect spot for luxury living.
Carmel also has 12 parks for a variety of interests, including Cool Creek Park Nature Center, the Water Park at the Monon Community Center, Coxhall Gardens (with bike trails, an outdoor music pavilion, and a fishing lake), and the peaceful Kawachinagano Japanese Garden. There are world-class cultural events at the Palladium Concert Hall at the Center for Performing Arts, and a number of local festivals throughout the year.
In addition to many of the most popular chain stores and restaurants, Carmel has a number of locally owned shops and restaurants in the Carmel Arts & Design District shops in the downtown area, upscale Clay Terrace shopping center, and the Fashion Mall at Keystone just over the county line in Indianapolis.
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