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Carmel is an excellent town for those looking to raise a family or anyone looking to enjoy apartment life with friends (affording it on your own is difficult). There are so many healthy food options for the health-conscious and almost everything is within walking distance, saving you tons of money on gas! There is a lot of culture to be found as well, along with local boutiques and amazing cafes!
Carmel is led by a spend-happy Mayor who hand-picked his City Council through massive financial support in the last election. City debt is mounting and will come to a head in less than ten years. The schools are great but funding is low as compared to what the City wants to spend on questionable art installations and poorly-designed roundabouts. As a life-long bicyclist, I find the roundabouts dangerous and unwelcoming. Drivers commonly cut across lanes to 'straighten' the roundabouts and are rude to bicyclists riding safely and courteously on shared roads.
Great schools, friendly neighbors, safe, bike-friendly, kid-friendly, award-winning youth sports programs, many outdoor art festivals and activities. Great place to live!