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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Carmel is a town in Indiana with a population of 86,940. Carmel is in Hamilton County and is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in Carmel offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Carmel there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Carmel and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Carmel are highly rated.
About Carmel...
Population
86,940

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%
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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
    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
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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 is safe and provides a great sense of community. There are many places to go to with family, good restaurants are opening up and many neighborhoods have pools, tennis courts and quite a few parks scattered around the town. for parents who want to go out to a city nightlife every once in a while, Indianapolis is close by.
One can't forget to mention the arts district and the galleries there and the amazing schools which instill a great sense of pride and responsibility in the work you do. starting in elementary school, going through the great middle schools which prepare students for the years to come and leading all the way to Carmel High School. CHS has ≈5,400 students and operates like a small college and provides an excellent program of studies across a broad range of different subjects including fine arts, performing arts, sciences, math, English, and a huge offering of clubs and extracurriculars.
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.