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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 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.