What you need to know about living in Carmel, Indiana
Planning a move to Carmel, Indiana? As your new neighbors can attest, this vibrant city just north of Indianapolis lives up to its reputation as “The Best Place to Live in America” — a distinction highlighted in Town & Country magazine in 2017.
No matter the survey or study, Carmel consistently ranks among the best when measuring qualities such as location, quality schools, employment statistics, arts and culture and low crime rates. In addition to the recent ranking by Niche.com, Carmel also has been cited as a great place to live by CNN Money magazine and Livability.com.
For the residents of Carmel, those rankings translate into a community worth coming home to. Here are just a few of the highlights that distinguish this vibrant city.
According to recent census reports, this steadily growing city is home to 91,065 residents. Expect Carmel to be family-friendly: about 40 percent of households reporting having children living with them under the age of 18.
Carmel, which has an average household income of $107,916, boasts a 2 percent unemployment rate — significantly lower than the national unemployment rate. Top employers in the area include CNO Financial Group, Navient (Sallie Mae), Riverview Health, Geico, RCI and The Capitol Group.
Do condos and townhomes fit your lifestyle? Or a spacious four-to-five-bedroom home with plenty of space for family and pets to spread out? No matter what you’re in the market for, Carmel features a wide variety of housing in impeccable neighborhoods. In addition to plenty of new developments, you can also find housing dating back to the early 1900s if you prefer a more historic home.
Arts & Culture
With Carmel’s investment in the arts, you’ll find no shortage of entertainment opportunities. The Carmel City Center, for example, features numerous shops, restaurants and the Center for the Performing Arts includes two theater stages and a concert hall that attracts internationally recognized performers.
Other cultural highlights include the Carmel Arts & Design District, which features art galleries, specialty shops and restaurants. Throughout the year, whether on sunny, rainy or snowy days, you’ll find Carmel residents strolling throughout this picturesque commercial area.
Parks & Nature
If you prefer the outdoors, explore Carmel’s Central Park, a 161-acre natural landscape that features wetlands, a fishing lagoon, trails and a skate park. When you want an escape closer to home, you’re sure to find one — Carmel features 11 other city parks. It also is home to a 5.2 mile-section of the 15.7-mile Monon Greenway, a popular trail that attracts residents seeking a safe, picturesque way to get in a walk, jog or bike ride. If you’re feeling particularly energetic, you can take the trail all the way to downtown Indianapolis.
Another great destination close to home is the Monon Community Center, where plenty of residents regularly visit for exercise and fun. This facility features state-of-the-art exercise equipment, an indoor running trail and an expansive waterpark.
When enrolling your children in Carmel Clay Schools, you can expect them to receive a quality education. The Carmel Clay School district consists of 11 elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school, Carmel High School, which consistently ranks among the top 10 high schools in Indiana.
Ready to move?
Whether you’re moving to this top-rated city within the next few weeks or in a year or two, Busy Bee Movers can help you make a smooth transition as we have for many other Carmel-bound clients. Our team has plenty of experiencing navigating the neighborhoods of Carmel and helping newcomers get settled.
Contact us to help you move into your new home in the city of Carmel.