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

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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%
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Carmel Reviews

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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!
Review Carmel
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!