|CARMEL : www.ci.carmel.in.us|
|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.|
|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)|
|Township :||64,709 - Clay Township|
|County :||182,740 - Hamilton County|
|Hamilton County has proven to be a very successful market for many businesses. Of Hamilton County's top 25 employers, 17 of them maintain a headquarters in the county. For more information on these businesses and the business potential of Hamilton County, please visit www.hcalliance.com.|
|Electric :||Indianapolis Power & Light||317-261-8221|
|Electric :||Duke Energy||800-521-2232|
|Gas :||Citizens Gas||317-924-3311|
|Water/Sewage :||City of Carmel Water & Wastewater Utilities||317-571-2442|
|Water/Sewage :||Clay Township Regional Waste District||317-844-9200|
|Water/Sewage :||Indianapolis Water||317-631-1431|
|Facts :||Carmel is governed by a mayor, seven city council members, a clerk/treasurer and a judge, all of whom are elected.|
|The mayor administers the city with the help of a Board of Public Works and Safety, composed of three members: the mayor and two of his/her appointments.|
|The city also has a Plan Commission and a Board of Zoning Appeals, which are composed of appointed individuals. The Plan Commission deals with land use, while the Board of Zoning Appeals handles appeals for variances from the zoning ordinances. Both bodies also take care of land use and variance appeals for Clay Township.|
|Police :||Carmel Police Department - Consists of 98 sworn police officers and 19 civilian employees.||317-571-2500|
|Fire Department :||Carmel Fire Department - 160 employees at 6 different stations located throughout Carmel.||317-571-2600|
|Post Office :||United States Post Office||275 Medical Dr.
|License Branch :||Driver's license, plates and permits||317-846-5533|
|Library :||Carmel Clay Public Library
M-Th: 9am-9pm, F-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 1pm-5pm (closed all Sundays in summer)
|55 4th Ave. SE
|City :||Carmel City Hall||One Civic Square
|Chamber :||Carmel Chamber of Commerce||37 E. Main St. Suite 300
|Hamilton County Courthouse
|MEDICAL (E)=Emergency Number|
|Local :||Clarian North Medical Center||11700 N. Meridian St.
|Indianapolis :||Indiana University Hospital||550 University Blvd.
|Hospitals :||St. Vincent Carmel Hospital||13500 N. Meridian St.
|Indianapolis :||St. Vincent Women's Hospital -Indianapolis||8111 Township Line Rd.
|Local :||Carmel/Noblesville Daily Ledger||317-773-1210|
|Indianapolis :||Indianapolis Star||317-444-4000|
|Indianapolis :||Indianapolis Business Journal||317-634-6200|
|Indianapolis :||Indianapolis International Airport||Call specific airlines|
|SCHOOLS (Various private and parochial schools also serve this area)|
|Websites :||Department of Education||317-272-2920|
|Elementary :||Carmel Elementary||101 4th Ave. SE
|Elementary :||Cherry Tree Elementary||13890 Hazel Dell Pkwy
|Elementary :||College Wood Elementary||12415 Shelbourne Rd.
|Elementary :||Forest Dale Elementary||10721 Lakeshore Dr. West
|Elementary :||Mohawk Trails Elementary||4242 E. 126th St.
|Elementary :||Orchard Park Elementary||10404 Orchard Park Dr. S
|Elementary :||Prairie Trace Elementary||14200 N. River Ave.
|Elementary :||Smokey Row Elementary||900 W. 136th St.
|Elementary :||Towne Meadow Elementary||10850 Towne Rd.
|Elementary :||West Clay Elementary||3495 W 126th St.
|Elementary :||Woodbrook Elementary||4331 E. 116th St.
|Middle School :||Carmel Middle School||300 S. Guilford Rd.
|Middle School :||Clay Middle School||5150 E. 126th St.
|Middle School :||Creekside Middle School||3525 W. 126th St.
|High School :||Carmel High School||520 E. Main St.
|High School :||University High School||2825 W. 116th St.
|Private :||Our Lady of Mt. Carmel||14596 Oakridge Rd.
|Private :||Tabernacle Christian Academy||2599 E. 98th St.
|Carmel Apostolic Church||12960 Old Meridian St.
|Carmel Christian Church||463 E. Main St.
|Carmel Friends Meeting||651 W. Main St.
|Carmel Lutheran Church||4850 131st St.
|Carmel United Methodist||621 S. Range Line Rd.
|Central Christian Church||1242 W. 136th St.
|Chinese Community Church||3405 E. 116th St.
|Christ Community Church||4770 E. 131st St.
|Faith Apostolic Church||1212 E. 116th St.
|Fellowship in Christ||310 N. Range Line Rd.
|First Baptist Church||1010 E. 126th St.
|Hazeldell Christian Church||14501 Hazeldell Pkwy
|Hope Church||2500 E. 98th St.
|King of Glory Lutheran||2201 E. 106th St.
|Lighthouse Tabernacle||2599 E. 98th St.
|Northview Christian Life||5535 E. 131st St.
|Orchard Park Presbyterian||1605 E. 106th St.
|Our Lady of Mt. Carmel||1045 W. 146th St.
|Pilgrim Lutheran Church||10202 N. Meridian St.
|Pleasant Grove United Methodist||445 E. 111th St.
|The ROCC||13200 Old Meridian St.
|St. Christopher's Episcopal||1440 W. Main St.
|St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic||10655 Haverstick Rd.
|St. Mark's United Methodist||4780 E. 126th St.
|St. Mary & St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church||800 E. 110th St.
|Golf Courses :||Brookshire Golf Club
|12120 Brookshire Pkwy
|Golf Courses :||Crooked Stick Golf Club
|1964 Burning Tree Ln.
|Golf Courses :||Mohawk Hills Golf Club
|1042 Golfview Dr.
|Golf Courses :||Twin Lakes Golf Club
|3200 W. 96th St.
|Golf Courses :||Woodland Country Club
|100 Woodland Ln.
|Miscellaneous :||Carmel Dad's Club||5459 E. 131st St.
|Miscellaneous :||Carmel Swim Club||300 E. Main St.
|Miscellaneous :||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.|