Spotlight on Carmel, IN

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Dennis Nottingham
September 07, 2012
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Located just north of Indianapolis, Carmel is considered one of the most desirable places to live in Indiana. With a population of nearly 80,000, this Indiana suburb is home to award winning schools, excellent dining and shopping, and thriving businesses. One of the most affluent areas in Indiana, Carmel has been ranked one of the best places to live in the United States by both CNN Money Magazine and CNBC.

A Growing City

Carmel is one of the fastest growing cities in Indiana, and the people who are moving here tend to be young and successful. City officials attribute the population growth over the last several years to Carmel's low property taxes, charming character, great schools, and excellent quality of life. Specific aspects of the town that contribute to its wonderful livability include an exceptional parks and trails system, the Carmel Arts & Design District, a brand new Center for the Performing Arts, and a focus on local business.

Things to Do in Carmel

Residents of Carmel enjoy a wide variety of opportunities for fun. Spend a day in Central Park, a 161 acre park with miles of trails for cycling and hiking, natural wetlands, a fishing lagoon, a skate park, and more. The park also offers seasonal events throughout the year for families to enjoy. After the park, head to the Carmel City Center, a collection of diverse shops, fine dining, nightlife, and entertainment all located near the Center for the Performing Arts. This center includes a 1,600 seat concert hall, a 500 seat proscenium theater, and a 200 seat black box theater.

Desirable Homes at Affordable PricesConsidered one of the most affluent areas in Indiana, homes in Carmel have significantly higher value than other Indiana real estate. Part of why Carmel is considered such a desirable place to move to is that homes are currently at near-bottom prices and are expected to rebound in the coming years. Trulia reports that the current average listing price for a home in Carmel is just under $450,000, and the median sales price is $150,800.

Speak with a Carmel Realtor

A large number of homes are currently for sale in this area and any Carmel real estate agent will tell people that it is a buyer’s market. If people are looking to purchase homes in this community, working with a Carmel realtor will help them identify properties that suit their specific buying needs.  Sellers will also find it advantageous to work with an experienced Indianapolis realtor hat is familiar with this city’s demographics and real estate trends.  To learn more about Carmel, Indiana, people are encouraged to contact an Indianapolis real estate agent with RE/MAX Advanced Realty by calling 317.298.0961.

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