Retire in Carmel-IN, IN

Livability Score
0
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
83474
Median Househould Income
107916
Median Age
39.3
65 Years and Over
9598
Median Home Value
297600
Unemployed
2229
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Yats

After a couple hours of chasing Pokemon, there's nothing better than some yummy Cajun/Creole! It'd been a few months since my last Yats fix, and let me tell...

2. Jamaican Reggae Grill

I went with a few other people and everyone loved their food. I had the jerk chicken, which is definitely spicy, but not too spicy for those with a high...

3. Union Baking

Holy. Smokes. That alone should say it all. But I can't end there. From the first bite of my Lancaster sandwich, I knew I'd be walking out of the place...

4. Ristorante Roma

This place is tucked away in the back corner of a strip mall and easy to miss. The inside is small and boxy, like it may have been a small clothing store at...

5. Tina's Traditional Old English Kitchen

Contrary to (somewhat) popular belief, you CAN have an authentic international experience in Carmel. Cheerio, are we in jolly ol' England? Before taking...

Golf
1. Purgatory Golf Club

What a beautiful venue for a wedding & reception! The staff was friendly and efficient with taking care of everyone's needs. The grounds are stunningly...

2. The Bridgewater Club

This is where my husband and I got married and it was a wonderful experience. In order to have an event here you do have to be sponsored by a club member,...

3. Riverside Golf Academy

If you are looking for a nice location to practice/play without all of the snobbery, try here. While it is not like a fancy country club, they do have the...

4. Crooked Stick Golf Club

I was lucky enough to attend a practice round day of the BMW Championships hosted at Crooked Stick, and now I know why this course is world-renowned. Too...

5. Pebble Brook Golf Club

Beautiful course that was well laid out. My son in law and I were lucky enough to golf here while in town for a family reunion. While the family reunion...

Active
1. Hoosier Heights Indianapolis

Killer place to check out if you're looking to get into rock climbing OR if you've been doing it for a while. Me? I'm a newbie and I was thrilled by Hoosier...

2. CycleBar Carmel

Love the atmosphere and energy of the cycle theater. It keeps me motivated by displaying my status and plays music videos from time to time to distract me...

3. InCycle

Yay! InCycle is so fun! I struggle when it comes to enjoying a spin class and Carmen has forever changed my mood! So many fun themes, music videos, and even...

4. Body Mind & Core

Okay this studio is unbelievably awesome! Superbly decorated with a relaxing vibe and beautiful ambiance. Located directly above the Panera Bread, you can...

5. West Park

Often times, a park either caters just to kids with playgrounds and swings galore, or it's "boring" and is more popular with adults (trees, trails, nature,...

Arts
1. Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie, I'm sorry I ever viewed you as a stuffy living history museum. Blame it on my elementary school attitude, since that was the last time I...

2. Mind Tripping Show

I recommend this intimate, Vegas-style show to EVERYone! So fun, so interactive, so mind-boggling! Always fun, it makes a great first date night.

3. The Center for the Performing Arts

My first visit to the Palladium included the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performing Franck's Psyche et Eros, MacDowell's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Andre...

4. Peace Water Winery

Peace Water Winery is an outstanding addition to the ever-growing Carmel Arts & Design District. This is a great place for a wine tasting girls' night out...

5. Landmark's Keystone Art Cinema

I am a movie fan....a HUGE movie fan having seen all but 9 of the 528 movies nominated for Best Picture by the Academy. So, when I want to see an indy film...

Shopping
1. Cost Plus World Market

I love this store! It's so fun to walk around and look at all the cool and fun things. They have it all! From furniture, to food, to wine, to unique candy,...

2. Bath Junkie

I attended a friend's birthday party where we all did the "Scrub-a-dub-dub" package. For $30, you get to make your own salt scrub, body spray, and specialty...

3. Sur La Table

As a store, Sur La Table has everything you need for your kitchen...from cooking to baking, A to Z. BUT, did you know that Sur La Table has cooking classes?...

4. RevolutionEYES

It's nice to be able to see, you know? Doctor Schuetz is super kind, friendly, and professional. She becomes your friend and is always ready to fix any...

5. Coriell EyeCare

Loved my experience at Coriell Eyecare. My eyes are sensitive and they were very accommodating. Everyone there is sweet and really concerned with getting...

Health
1. Imperial Foot Spa

I first went here several months ago after hearing about it from a friend. She said that it was an entire body massage, not just a foot massage. I had a...

2. Butwin Chiropractic

Getting back in for an adjustment this week, my first in several months. After many mediocre to poor experiences with Chiropractors, it was excellent to...

3. RevolutionEYES

It's nice to be able to see, you know? Doctor Schuetz is super kind, friendly, and professional. She becomes your friend and is always ready to fix any...

4. Essence of China Acupuncture and Herb Clinic

Great work! Pricy but worth it. Had a severely sprained ankle and dr Harry did his magic. After a day I was walking with little to no pain. I recommend...

5. Coriell EyeCare

Loved my experience at Coriell Eyecare. My eyes are sensitive and they were very accommodating. Everyone there is sweet and really concerned with getting...