Discovering the Charm of Carmel, Indiana

Carmel Indiana is one of the best places to live in USA with its 125 roundabouts & plenty of activities for fashion lovers & cultural experts alike. Learn more!

Discovering the Charm of Carmel, Indiana

Carmel, Indiana, is a city located in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, in Hamilton County. With a population of 99,757, the city extends 49 square miles (130 km) across Clay Township and is bounded by the White River to the east; the Hamilton-Boone County line to the west; 96th Street to the south and 146th Street to the north. It has become renowned around the world as the “Capital of roundabouts”, with more than 125 roundabouts since the late 1990s. Carmel is a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Money magazine and other surveys, such as Wallet Hub, Niche and SafeWise, cite it as one of the best places to live in the United States. It has also been honored to be one of the safest cities in the US and the best place to start a career and start a family. The city offers plenty of activities for fashion lovers, cultural experts and families alike. Fashionistas can shop at exclusive Clay Terrace Lifestyle Mall and trendy Carmel Arts & Design District.

Cultural experts can attend music, theater and dance shows at the Palladium, the Tarkington and the Studio Theater of the Center for the Performing Arts. Families can enjoy The Waterpark with lots of water slides and even a lazy river for kids to enjoy. Every September, Carmel International Art Festival presents a juried art exhibition of artists from around the world, concerts, dance shows and hands-on activities for children. Carmel also offers excellent educational options for children.

There are large public schools as well as private and parochial schools available. The city also hosts a winter market from November to March. The city center, also known as Old Town Carmel, is rich in shopping on Main Street, Rangeline Road, 3rd Avenue and 2nd Street. It is also home to many local vendors who share why they founded their business, what they love about their work and what led them to Carmel.

Every year, Carmel hosts Indiana's only Grand Fund cycling event which attracts both professional and recreational cyclists. Wendy and her husband have lived in Carmel for about 34 years and have raised four children here in the Indianapolis region.Speaking of having a beer, Carmel has a lot of lovely wineries and breweries in the area so there's always an opportunity to try a new local beer and support small businesses.Carmel is by no means a small town with its population of about 98,000 but it still has only one secondary school in Carmel.

Lorene Batteiger
Lorene Batteiger

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