Once an enclave for turn-of-the-20th-century bohemian artists, Carmel (a.k.a. Carmel-by-the-Sea) is one of the most enchanting small towns in America – an idyllic spot for visitors and locals alike. Its central village is filled with charming shops, delicious restaurants, picturesque inns for visitors, and galleries of beautiful art, while the architecture of the surrounding neighborhoods enchants with its fairy-tale cottages and elegant Spanish and Tudor Revival houses.
The effect is of a classic European storybook town, but one situated next to the grand Pacific Ocean, with some of the most captivating beaches on the West Coast. This is an ideal setting for anyone who loves a blend of simple charm, sophistication and natural beauty.
While Carmel-by-the-Sea is a small and charming town, there are even further subsets like the prestigious "Golden Rectangle" in the South West section that features some of the most coveted pieces of real estate in the area. Locals revere Carmel for its fantastic school district, local events, walkability, and dog-friendliness.