Carmel, Indiana is located just north of the Indianapolis city limits. The city is booming and beautiful and it doesn’t hurt that it’s in a very convenient location! It’s located between Eagle Creek Reservoir and Geist Reservoir and just minutes from Downtown Indy. So there is always something fun to do!
Carmel was settled in 1837 by the Quakers and originally named Bethlehem. The name stuck until 1874 when the city was renamed Carmel and incorporated. Carmel had an early claim to fame in 1924 when it became one of the first spots in the country to have an electric stoplight. The stoplight can still be seen in the old train station on the Monon. In recent years Carmel has had another traffic claim to fame. Many of Carmel’s traffic lights have been replaced by round abouts making it the unofficial roundabout capital of the US.
The city has been voted one of the top places to live in the US several times in recent years through different publications. The popularity of the “Top 10” lists keep Carmel in the national spotlight.
Not only is the city situated in a great location to find things to do, there is barely a reason to leave to Carmel limits in the first place with everything it has to offer. One of the top farmer’s markets in the city is hosted by Carmel on Saturdays 8:30-11. The Monon trail runs right through the city offering a great place for running, biking, or even just walking the dogs. Right off the Monon is The Carmel Arts and Design District with galleries, shops, and restaurants to enjoy. The Center for Performing Arts houses 3 venues including the Palladium which seat 1,600 bringing concerts and events to Carmel.
It’s really not hard to see why Carmel is a great place to live!