Carmel

OVERVIEW

Carmel is one of the fastest growing cities in Indiana and with good reason. It has a reputation for being a safe, family-oriented city with a genuine sense of community. It is just 10 miles north of downtown Indianapolis and offers easy access to several highways. With over 100 neighborhoods for residents to choose from, Carmel has variety of homes available, from luxurious houses on wooded lots to turn-of-the-century bungalows. The city’s home prices range primarily from $135,000 to over $1,000,000. Notably, Carmel homes have appreciated steadily over the last 20 years. With one of the highest per-capita incomes in the country, Carmel also attracts residents for its school system which is ranked as one of the best in the state.

LOCATION

Carmel is located in Clay Township, Hamilton County, immediately north of Indianapolis on highways US 31 and IN 431. I-465 on the southern edge of the city connects four major interstates, more than any other metropolitan area in the state. Distance from Carmel to downtown Indianapolis is approximately 15 miles. Distance from Carmel to the Indianapolis International Airport is approximately 25 miles.

POPULATION (figures based on 2006 Census)

City: 37,733
Township: 64,709 – Clay Township
County: 182,740 – Hamilton County

UTILITIES

Electric: Indianapolis Power & Light
Electric: Duke Energy
Gas: Vectren
Gas: Citizens Gas
Water/Sewage: City of Carmel Water & Wastewater Utilities – 317-571-2442
Water/Sewage: Clay Township Regional Waste District
Water/Sewage: Indianapolis Water
Telephone: AT&T
Telephone: Verizon

PUBLIC SERVICES

Police: Carmel Police Department
Fire Department: Carmel Fire Department
Post Office: United States Post Office
Library: Carmel Clay Public Library
City: Carmel City Hall
Chamber: Carmel Chamber of Commerce

MEDICAL

Local: St. Vincent Carmel Hospital
Local: Clarian North Medical Center
Indianapolis: Indiana University Hospital
Indianapolis: St. Vincent Women’s Hospital -Indianapolis

NEWSPAPERS

Local: Carmel/Noblesville Daily Ledger – 317-773-1210
Indianapolis: Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis: Indianapolis Business Journal

AIRPORTS

Indianapolis: Indianapolis International Airport

SCHOOLS (Various private and parochial schools also serve this area)

Websites: Department of Education
Websites: www.ccs.k12.in.us
Elementary: Carmel Elementary – 101 4th Ave. SE – 317-844-0168
Elementary: Cherry Tree Elementary< – 13890 Hazel Dell Pkwy – 317-846-3086
Elementary: College Wood Elementary – 12415 Shelbourne Rd. – 317-733-6430
Elementary: Forest Dale Elementary – 10721 Lakeshore Dr. West – 317-844-4948
Elementary: Mohawk Trails Elementary – 4242 E. 126th St. – 317-844-1158
Elementary: Orchard Park Elementary – 10404 Orchard Park Dr. S – 317-848-1918
Elementary: Prairie Trace Elementary – 14200 N. River Ave. – 317-571-7925
Elementary: Smokey Row Elementary – 900 W. 136th St. – 317-571-4084
Elementary: Towne Meadow Elementary – 10850 Towne Rd. – 317-733-2645
Elementary: West Clay Elementary – 3495 W 126th St. – 317-733-6500
Elementary: Woodbrook Elementary – 4331 E. 116th St. – 317-846-4225
Middle School: Carmel Middle School – 300 S. Guilford Rd. – 317-846-7331
Middle School: Clay Middle School – 5150 E. 126th St. – 317-844-7251
Middle School: Creekside Middle School – 3525 W. 126th St. – 317-846-1118
High School: Carmel High School – 520 E. Main St. – 317-846-7721
High School: University High School – 2825 W. 116th St. – 317-733-4475
Private: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – 14596 Oakridge Rd. – 317-846-1118
Private: Tabernacle Christian Academy – 2599 E. 98th St. – 317-844-8248

CHURCHES

Carmel Apostolic Church – 12960 Old Meridian St. – 317-844-1327
Carmel Christian Church – 463 E. Main St. – 317-846-5033
Carmel Friends Meeting – 651 W. Main St. – 317-846-5090
Carmel Lutheran Church – 4850 131st St. – 317-814-4252
Carmel United Methodist – 621 S. Range Line Rd. – 317-844-7275
Central Christian Church – 1242 W. 136th St. – 317-846-1230
Chinese Community Church – 3405 E. 116th St. – 317-706-0433
Christ Community Church – 4770 E. 131st St. – 317-580-9020
Faith Apostolic Church – 1212 E. 116th St. – 317-844-2185
Fellowship in Christ – 310 N. Range Line Rd. – 317-843-9894
First Baptist Church – 1010 E. 126th St. – 317-846-1343
Hazeldell Christian Church – 14501 Hazeldell Pkwy – 317-846-9828
Hope Church – 2500 E. 98th St. – 317-846-3636
King of Glory Lutheran – 2201 E. 106th St. – 317-846-1555
Lighthouse Tabernacle – 2599 E. 98th St. – 317-844-7321
Northview Christian Life – 5535 E. 131st St. – 317-846-2884
Orchard Park Presbyterian – 1605 E. 106th St. – 317-844-1107
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – 1045 W. 146th St. – 317-846-3475
Pilgrim Lutheran Church – 10202 N. Meridian St. – 317-846-2221
Pleasant Grove United Methodist – 445 E. 111th St. – 317-846-5118
The ROCC – 13200 Old Meridian St. – 317-575-9568
St. Christopher’s Episcopal – 1440 W. Main St. – 317-846-8716
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic – 10655 Haverstick Rd. – 317-846-3850
St. Mark’s United Methodist – 4780 E. 126th St. – 317-846-4912
St. Mary & St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church – 800 E. 110th St. – 317-848-1791

RECREATION

Brookshire Golf Club – Public Course – 12120 Brookshire Pkwy – 317-846-7431
Crooked Stick Golf Club – Private Course – 1964 Burning Tree Ln. – 317-844-9938
Mohawk Hills Golf Club – Public Course – 1042 Golfview Dr. – 317-844-3112
Twin Lakes Golf Club – Private Course – 3200 W. 96th St. – 317-872-3387
Woodland Country Club – Private Course – 100 Woodland Ln. – 317-846-2588
Carmel Swim Club – 300 E. Main St. – 317-575-8244
Carmel Symphony Orchestra – 317-844-9717

Upscale retailers and restaurants are found throughout the city in addition to attractions such as several private and public golf courses, the Carmel Civic Square, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra and Clay Terrace outdoor mall. The Monon Greenway, named for the rails of the Monon Railroad which were laid through Carmel in 1882, is part of one of the Midwest’s most successful rail-trails in terms of popularity, design and economic development. The quiet, tree-lined trail offers a unique recreational activity for Carmel residents.