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5 Reasons to Move to Carmel, Indiana

An ever-growing suburb, Carmel maintains its identity as the 8th largest city in Indiana, with a population of under 100,000, making it a place where you can walk down its downtown sidewalk and run into people you know. 

Carmel doesn’t lack recognition or accolades. From CNN Money Magazine naming it the winner of its annual Best Places to Live list in 2012, to Niche's A-plus rating and top ranking in its list of 2018 Best Places to Live in America, Carmel has a lot to be proud of. Highlights include:

  1. Outstanding Schools – Carmel’s school system consistently ranks high in academic performances, sports teams, and extracurricular achievements.

  2. Arts and entertainment options – Carmel’s City Center and Arts & Design district provide world class food and entertainment for the whole family that is just a bike ride away.

  3. Economic Vitality - Carmel is an economic leader in the state of Indiana, with many midsized national companies calling Carmel “home.” It boasts the state’s second-largest concentration of office workers and an unemployment rate nearly half the national average. Almost 30 percent of Carmel’s property tax money is generated by its businesses, resulting in one of the lowest residential tax rates in the state.

  4. A close proximity to Indianapolis and other major cities, with Indianapolis just a mere 30 miles away, Carmel sits central in the state, making the trips to nearby lakes and cities like Chicago, Cincinnati and St. Louis an easy car ride.

  5. Safety and small community feel – One of the reasons Carmel ranks on many Best Places to Live lists, is due to its low crime rate and high cozy neighborhood feel.  From downtown Main Street, to it’s annual community 4th of July parade, to its award-winning outdoor holiday Christkindlmarkt and outdoor ice rink, Carmel is perfect for Family and Fun with a Fair cost of living.

Learn more about Carmel here in our Carmel City Guide or view properties for sale in Carmel here.

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