Carmel IN

Carmel is a suburban city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States located immediately north of Indianapolis.  It has been one of the fastest-growing communities in the country. In 2012, Carmel was selected the Best Place to Live in United States by CNN Money magazine. The population was estimated 85,927 in 2014 by the US Census Bureau, making it the fifth-largest city in Indiana.

History: On April 13, 1837, John Felps (Phelps), Alexander Mills, Seth Green, and Daniel Warren, laid out the Town of Bethlehem. The plat contained a total of fourteen lots. The area, previously inhabited by Delaware (Miami) Indians, soon became inhabited by Quakers. Andrew Jackson was President of the United States at the time. It officially became renamed Carmel in 1874, by a referendum vote of 33 in favor and 12 against. In 1924, one of the first automatic traffic signals in the U.S. was installed at the intersection of Main Street and Rangeline Road. The signal was the invention of Leslie Haines and is currently in the old train station on the Monon Trail.

Economy: Carmel is one of the fastest growing cities in Indiana located in one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. The Meridian Corridor serves as a large concentration of corporate office space within the City. It is home to more than 40 corporate headquarters and many more regional offices. Several large companies reside in Carmel, and it serves as the national headquarters for Allegion, CNO Financial Group, MISO, Delta Faucet, and ITT Technical Institute.  The cities success can be marked by the recognition it’s been given with the following numerous awards and ratings. Carmel was voted the #3 best place to live by Money Magazine in 2014, voted #1 best place to live by CNN Money Magazine 2012, Arborculture’s highest award – the Gold Leaf Award in 2002, The 2006 City Livability Award for Roundabouts. This award recognizes mayors for implementing programs to improve the quality of life in their districts. Carmel mayor Jim Brainard earned this award for his efforts to improve traffic flow to meet the area’s growing population. The citieseconomical growth and future plans of expansion continue to make it one of the most appealling cities to live in the country.

Culture: This fast growing community is bursting with activities, festivals, districts and award winning venues that make it’s culture rich and diverse. The City Center, the Carmel Arts and Design District was designed to promote small businesses and local artisans. Located in Old Town Carmel and flanked by Carmel High School on the east and the Monon Greenway on the west, the Carmel Arts and Design District includes the award winning Carmel Clay Public Library, the Hamilton County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and Welcome Center and a collection of art galleries, boutiques, interior designers, cafes and restaurants. Lifelike sculptures by John Seward Johnson II, “The Normal Rockwell of American Sculpture”, ornament the streets of this District. The District hosts several annual events and festivals. The Carmel Artomobilia Collector Car Show showcases a vast array of classic, vintage, exotic and rare cars and art inspired by automobile design.The Carmel International Arts Festival features a juried art exhibit of artists from around the world.

West of the city center is The Monon Greenway is a multi-use trail that is part of the Rails-to-Trails movement. It runs from 10th near downtown Indianapolis through Broad Ripple and then crosses into Carmel at 96th Street and continues north through 146th Street into Westfield. In the future, it is planned to run all the way to Sheridan.

The city center is a one million square foot, $300 million, mixed-use development located in the heart of Carmel, Indiana.  Carmel City Center is the location for The Center for the Performing Arts, which includes a 1600-seat concert hall named “The Palladium” and a 500-seat theater named “The Tarkington” and a 200-seat black box theater. This pedestrian-based master plan development is located at the southwest corner of City Center Drive  and Range Line Road. The Monon Greenway runs directly through this project.


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