5 Fun Facts about Carmel, Indiana

Monon Trail in CarmelCarmel, Indiana is ranked as one of the best places to live by CNN Money. Here are just a few reasons why many Indiana residents love living in – and visiting – Carmel, Indiana:

1. Home to One of the First Automatic Traffic Signals

In 1924, one of the principal programmed movement motions in the U.S. was introduced at the convergence of Main Street and Rangeline Road. The signal was the creation of Leslie Haines and is as of now in the old train station on the Monon Trail. Ironically, Carmel is now known for their many roundabouts which have replaced traffic signals.

2. Golfing in Carmel

Pete Dye and Lee Schmidt, two golf course designers, are from Carmel, Indiana. Carmel, Indiana is also home to some great courses – including Prairie View Golf Course, and Crooked Stick. If golf is your game, Carmel, Indiana is your place to live and visit!

3. Carmel Arts & Design District

Intended to advance private ventures and nearby craftsmans, Carmel’s Arts and Design District and City Center is in Old Town Carmel and flanked via Carmel High School on the east and the Monon Greenway on the west, the Carmel Arts and Design District incorporates the honor winning Carmel Clay Public Library, the Hamilton County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Welcome Center and an accumulation of workmanship displays, boutiques, inside originators, bistros and eateries. Exact figures by John Seward Johnson II, “The Normal Rockwell of American Sculpture”, decoration the boulevards of the locale.

In the core of the area stands the Museum of Miniature Houses, open since 1993, and commending the inventiveness and craftsmanship of the scaled down artistic expression. The gallery has seven show rooms loaded with completely outfitted houses, room showcases and accumulations of scaled down dishes, timekeepers, apparatuses, and dolls.

4. The Monon Trail

The Monon Greenway is a multi-utilize trail that is a piece of the Rails-to-Trails development. It keeps running from tenth close downtown Indianapolis through Broad Ripple and after that crosses into Carmel at 96th Street and proceeds with north through 146th Street into Westfield. Later on, it is intended to run the distance to Sheridan. The trail presently ends on the North end in Grand stop of Westfield. (Alex Joyce’s office is right next to the Monon Trail)

5. Fifth-largest City in Indiana

The population was estimated to be 91,065 in 2016 by the US Census Bureau