Quick Facts about Carmel
- According to the American City Business Journal, Carmel is the 10th best city to live in the world
- Out of the 116 cities in Indiana, Carmel’s property taxes are the 5th lowest
- By the end of 2007, there will be 43 roundabouts in Carmel
Until the late 1800s, the settlement where present day Carmel now sits was called Bethlehem
- The Carmel Monon Center, a new water park located on the Monon, features 2 water slides, a drop slide, a diving board, and a lazy river
- Just north of 116th Street between Gray Road and Hazel Dell Parkway is Flowing Well Park, which contains a natural artesian well that provides high quality drinking water.
- The Monon Trail, a bicycle trail that is part of the Rails-to-Trails movement, crosses into Carmel at 96th Street and ends at 146th Street. In the future, it is planned to run all the way to Sheridan.
- Carmel has begun construction of its Carmel City Center project near Carmel's Arts and Design District. It 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 world class 1,600-seat performance hall.