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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$304,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,127
National
$928
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
    5
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    6
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    75
    1
  • Theft
    865
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    47
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$106,433
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
Places like Carmel
More

Carmel Reviews

183 reviews
All Categories
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!
Review Carmel
Carmel has a booming arts scene, and is a hub for young singles, seniors, and families alike. It is convenient to get from place to place, and downtown Carmel is as charming and quirky as one can imagine a suburban main street to look like. There's a reason why it was named #1 best place to raise a family in America!
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.