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Living in Carmel, IN


There is a ton of variety in Carmel, IN real estate. With a strong comprehensive plan and careful city planning, Carmel has done an excellent job of working with developers and builders to create beautiful neighborhoods. No matter what your heart desires, there is something for everyone. Carmel homes for sale range from high-density cottages to sprawling estates on acreage.

Carmel, IN Real Estate History

Carmel saw its original building boom in the late 1970’s – the late 1980s. Development started on the east side of Camel and slowly moved west. Homes were traditional ranch-style homes or large brick two-stories on expansive lots.

In the 1990s and early 2000s, most of the development was west of Meridian St. Estates in gated communities started popping up as well as production neighborhoods, a true dichotomy. Production housing, however, was strictly monitored by the city planners. Unlike many other surrounding suburbs, Carmel did an excellent job controlling these neighborhoods’ overall aesthetic, allowing affordable housing while maintaining community property values.

As we progressed through the 2000s, homes in Carmel, IN, moved toward higher-density neighborhoods. As the cost of remaining land increased, developers, builders, and consumers gravitated towards less expensive and lower-maintenance homesites. We saw the introduction of empty-nester homes in Carmel attracting the aging baby boomers and young professionals. We also saw larger homes built on smaller lots for more of a community feel with walkability and front-porch living.

Since the pandemic, we are again seeing another evolution in what the consumer is requesting. Privacy and space are again en vogue. Buyers are requesting larger lots for an array of outdoor living: pools, outdoor living rooms, bars, pool houses, and accessory dwelling units for aging parents or adult children.

No matter your style, situation, or preference, you will find a variety of Carmel, IN real estate options. There is something for everyone.
 

City Accolades

  • 2023 - #1 Best Small City in America (WalletHub)
  • 2023 - #4 Safest City in Indiana (#1 for populations of 50,000-plus) (Safewise)
  • 2023 - #3 Best Places to Live in the U.S. (and #1 in the Midwest) (Livability)
  • 2023 - #2 Safest Suburb in the U.S. (SmartAsset)
  • 2023 - #1 Most Affordable Safe Suburb (SmartAsset)
  • 2023 - #1 Best Place to Live in Indiana (Niche)
  • 2022 - #1 Holiday Market in the USA (USA Today’s 10Best)
  • 2022 - #1 Best City in Indiana to Live and Visit (Touropia)
  • 2022 - #2 Best Small City in America (Wallethub)
  • 2022 - #3 Safest City in the U.S. to Raise a Child (Safewise)
  • 2022 - #1 Best Place to Live in Indiana (Niche)
  • 2022 - #1 Best Place to Raise a Family in Indiana (Niche)
  • 2022 - #1 Place with the Best Public Schools in Indiana (Niche)
  • 2022 - #1 Best Place to Retire in the U.S. (Money)
  • 2022 - #1 Most Caring City in Indiana (Insurify Insights)
  • 2021 - #1 Safest Midsize City in America (AdvisorSmith)
  • 2021 - #2 Best Places to Live (Money)
  • 2021 - #1 Best Places to Retire (Money)
  • 2021 - #4 Best Suburbs to Live in America (Niche)
  • 2021 - #1 Holiday Market in the USA (USA Today’s 10Best)
  • 2020 - #1 Best Places to Live in the Midwest (Newsweek)
  • 2020 - #4 Safest City to Raise a Child in America (Safewise)
  • 2020 - #1 Best City for Fit Lifestyle in Indiana (BarBend)
  • 2020 - #1 Best Places to Live in Indiana (Niche)
  • 2020 - #1 Best Places to Raise a Family in Indiana (Niche)
  • 2020 - #4 Best Suburbs to Live in America (Niche)
  • 2020 - #7 Best Places to Live in America (Niche)
  • 2020 - #1 Residents Most Financially Prepared For Retirement in Indiana (LendEdu.com)
  • 2020 - #1 Best Place to Live in Indiana (HomeSnacks.net)

Relocating

Thinking about relocating to Carmel, IN? The Carrie Holle Group can help you with that. Carrie herself leads the #1 midsize team in volume in the state of Indiana, specializing in luxury properties for both buyers and sellers. Carrie's profound knowledge of the Carmel and nearby real estate markets has made her an indispensable consultant to the region’s premier developers and builders.
 

Carrie begins by understanding her client's specific needs and preferences, including budget, lifestyle, and housing requirements. With this information, she conducts a thorough search for suitable properties in Carmel that align with her client's criteria. Whether it's a family home in a quiet neighborhood or a downtown condo, Carrie leverages her extensive network and resources to find the perfect match.

 

Once potential properties are identified, Carrie facilitates property viewings, providing valuable insights into the local market and neighborhoods. She offers guidance on factors such as school districts, amenities, and commute times to help her clients make informed decisions.

 

Throughout the relocation process, Carrie serves as a trusted advisor, assisting with negotiations, paperwork, and any logistical challenges that may arise. Her goal is to ensure a seamless transition for her clients, from finding the right home to settling into their new community.

 

Beyond real estate services, Carrie also offers valuable information and resources to help her clients acclimate to Carmel. Whether it's recommendations for local services, schools, or recreational activities, she is dedicated to ensuring her clients feel welcome and supported in their new environment.

 

Carrie Holle's expertise, personalized approach, and commitment to client satisfaction make her an invaluable resource for individuals relocating to Carmel, Indiana. With her guidance, navigating the complexities of relocation becomes a stress-free experience, allowing her clients to focus on settling into their new home and community.

Looking to relocate to Carmel? Reach out today!

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Overview for CARMEL, IN

101,298 people live in CARMEL, where the median age is 40.3 and the average individual income is $60,052.55. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

101,298

Total Population

40.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$60,052.55

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for CARMEL, IN

CARMEL has 38,210 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in CARMEL do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 101,298 people call CARMEL home. The population density is 2,019.29 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

101,298

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.3

Median Age

48.38 / 51.62%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
38,210

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$60,052.55

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around CARMEL, IN

There's plenty to do around CARMEL, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

49
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
75
Very Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including WestClay Wine and Spirits, Fitness By Design, and Indy Personal Training.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.2 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.43 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.86 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.15 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.32 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.7 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in CARMEL, IN

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby CARMEL. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Smoky Row Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Mohawk Trails Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Woodbrook Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Prairie Trace Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Clay Montessori School Of Main Street Carmel
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Options Charter School - Carmel
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Carmel Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Carmel Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Clay Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Primrose School At West Clay
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Clay Center Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
College Wood Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Towne Meadow Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Forest Dale Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Cherry Tree Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Our Lady Of Mt Carmel School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Indiana Montessori Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Carmel High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Creekside Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
West Clay Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
University High School Of Indiana
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available

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