Carmel by the Sea

Carmel is known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history.

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a small beach city on California's Monterey Peninsula. It's known for the museums and library of the historic Carmel Mission, and the fairytale cottages and galleries of its village-like center. The Scenic Bluff Path runs from surf spot Carmel Beach to bird-rich Carmel River State Beach, with a scuba entry point. South lie the sea animals and whaling museum of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.

Quaint, walkable, mild climate, coffee shops, secret paths, charm, sleepy town, slow-paced, dog friendly, good food, heart and soul, artistic town, local, welcoming, never a bad day.

The early residents wanted to encourage people to meet their neighbors, and they figured the best place to do this was at the local post office. So, everyone living here picks up their mail at this central location. Hence, no street addresses within the city limits(still today.)

This one-square-mile slice of paradise offers the quaint, beach-side vibe of a seaside village, with all the history and exciting activities of a major city. In charming Carmel, you will never be short of stunning views whether you are dining at one of the many landmark establishments that offer a range of different cuisines (thanks to their proximities to Monterey Bay and Salinas Valley) or exploring the world-renowned Carmel Beach, be it by foot traveling one of the scenic trails or by board as you catch some waves. Carmel Beach offers an experience everyone can enjoy, whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway from your daily grind or hunting for a heart-pumping activity to blow off some steam. As a walkable town with cobble-stone alleyways and easy foot traffic, exploring the city’s nightlife is a breeze in Carmel. The sea-side village also boasts a shopping experience for every resident, from outdoor shopping malls to locally-owned boutiques and shops. The rustic, fairy-tale dream of the town will wrap you up in an air of relaxation and Old-World atmosphere as you gaze out to the surf and are welcomed home. 

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Great schools
Great for retirees
It's walkable to grocery stores
It's walkable to restaurant
Easy commutes
There are sidewalks
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Beach life
Walking / Hiking trails
Something for everyone
Ocean air
No streetlights
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