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Living a Small town Lifestyle in Carmel, New_York

Carmel is a small and rapidly growing city of about 50,000 in central Indiana. It is an affluent suburb of Indianapolis with a well deserved reputation as a town that celebrates the arts as well as biking and fitness.  The Carmel Art & Design District (photos above courtesy of Wikipedia and Tysto) attracts retirees as well as other aged people to Carmel.  The city has an ambitious Carmel City Center project near Carmel's Arts and Design District that will feature 230,000 square feet of retail space and restaurants, 170,000 square feet of office space, 300 penthouses and apartments, a 102-room boutique hotel, a 500-seat performing arts theater, an outdoor amphitheater, and a 1,600-seat performance hall. The Carmel Monon Community center (at a cost of $55 million)  opened in 2007 with a state of the art fitness center, as well a water park and aquatic center.

Where to Retire in Carmel and Home Prices

There is at least one active adult community in the area.

 Zillow reports the median home value to be $$357,500 in mid-2017.

What is special about Carmel

Carmel is an affluent area near the beautiful Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains. Crime is exceptionally low. Lake Gleneida, formed by ice age glaciers, covers almost 168 acres in the center of town.

What is not special about Carmel

Home prices are much higher than the national average.

Climate and Physical Environment

Carmel is west of the Hudson River and north of New York City. The average July high temperature is 82 and the average January low is 16. The wettest month is July (5")

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Both Mahopac and Carmel have libraries.

Crime

Crime in Carmel is much lower than the national average.

Medical facilities

Putnam Hospital Center is in Carmel, other hospitals are nearby.

Transportation

Carmel is about average for walkability when compared to other towns.

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