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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    A+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$306,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,132
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%

Carmel Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    6
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    8
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    64
    500
  • Theft
    779
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$106,546
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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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!
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Carmel, Indiana is a safe, family-friendly suburb of Indianapolis with a cost of living that is slightly more expensive than average. The downtown and surrounding areas are undergoing significant construction due to several land development projects, including several restaurants, bars and luxury apartment complexes. Carmel's central location allows for an approximate 30-45 minute commute to downtown Indianapolis during rush hours, and its infrastructure is high quality.
Carmel is a great place to live! Its clean, has everything you need nearby, and has lots of community attraction with a vibrant and friendly community. It is also home to one of the best public high schools in Indiana and the US.