The City of Carmel is one of the fastest growing cities in Indiana. Located just north of Indianapolis in Hamilton County, Carmel is a dynamic edge city with award-winning schools, thriving businesses and family-oriented neighborhoods. The city is committed to preserving its vitality through controlled expansion and prudent planning.
Where are we? Click here for map
The City of Carmel has been recognized with numerous awards and ratings for its programs and services.
- A newly-released coffee table style book, Carmel ‘round about right, chronicles this city’s incredible tale of growth and development with vivid text and vibrant photography. Please click here for details.
- CNBC voted Indianapolis/Carmel “Best Cities to Relocate to in America"
- Carmel voted #14 best place to live by CNN Money Magazine
- Carmel Utilities received water quality awards from the Indiana Department of Health.
- City’s annual Arbor Day program won International Society of Arborculture’s highest award – the Gold Leaf Award.
- The Keystone Parkway project received an Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Excellence.
- The U.S. Conference of Mayors awarded the “Climate Protection Award” to Carmel for its roundabout program and other environmental initiatives.
- The League of American Bicyclists designated Carmel a Bicycle Friendly Community at the bronze level — an award presented to communities with remarkable commitments to bicycling.
- Urban Forestry awards and grants [PDF]
We continue to build strong ties locally, nationally and internationally through involvement in organizations such as the Hamilton County Alliance, IN Association of City and Towns, U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities and partnership with our sister city Kawachinagano, Japan through the International Friendship Association (KIFA).
This is the official flag of the City of Carmel,
which was created in 1976 to commemorate
the fact that Carmel was now officially a city, not a town.
The Carmel City flag can be ordered here