Carmel Rankings

Carmel Rankings

This year the City of Carmel has added several new accolades to its already impressive reputation as a suburban oasis. The latest honors to be endowed on Carmel are “nation’s best small city” and “top city for kids”.

“Nation’s Best Small City”

NerdWallet, a personal finance website, named Carmel the best small city in the country based on a study released this summer. The website analyzed more than 900 small cities and ranked them based on growth, affordability, and how well they meet residents’ basic needs. The city also took the No. 1 spot in the analysis of the best towns in Indiana for young families. Read more about who else topped the list here> 

“Top City For Kids”

Livability.com named Carmel one of its 10 best cities for kids, praising the quality schools, plentiful parks, and low crime rates. Read more here>.

Just a couple more reasons to love Carmel, IN (as if you needed them!).

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IndyStar reporter Dan McFeely recently put together a photo gallery of his 25 favorite things about Carmel, Indiana.  His list includes everything from the Monon Trail and local farmers’ market to the dominance of the Carmel school system and sports teams.

As fellow residents of Carmel we thought we would add a few others to the list:

  • Carmel Gazebo Concert Series – Enjoy some great music while relaxing with friends and family.
  • Stellar Schools – Carmel public schools score a 9 out of 10 (with ten being top marks) based on its public schools test results.  Carmel High School scored a perfect 10!
  • Carmel Parks – Explore more than 500 acres of parkland by foot or bike! J
  • Recycling Program – It’s nice to live in a city that cares about the environment and pays it forward.
  • Something for everyone – Probably one of the best things about living in Carmel is that there’s something for everyone!  If you love the outdoors, there is biking, hiking, parks, rivers, etc.  If you love the arts, check out the Palladium, the ballet, or the Arts & Design District.  This really is a city for everyone!

Read Dan’s full list of 25 Things I Like About Carmel here>.