Carmel (Indiana)

Carmel is a city in the Nine-County Region of Indiana, just north of Indianapolis. It is one of the most affluent communities in the Midwest, lying in Hamilton County (the wealthiest county in the Midwest by median income).

Get in

By car

From the metropolitan Indianapolis area, take U.S. 31 north to 126th Street. Carmel's city center is located between U.S. 31 and Keystone Ave. (State Road 421). It takes approximately 30 minutes to drive from downtown Indianapolis. Carmel has become the defacto roundabout capital of the US, with more than 80 such roundabouts, much as are found in major European countries. US 31 at the Carmel boundary is a major US highway that has been renovated with off ramp roundabouts that eliminate stop lights from I-465 to the northern boundary of Carmel. Speed limit on this road, however, is a paltry 50 mph and is routinely monitored by the local police, however with no lights travel from one end to the next is about 7 minutes.

By plane

In addition to the Col. Weir Cook Indianapolis International Airport, located off of I-70 in Indianapolis, smaller planes can schedule a landing at one of two airports in Hamilton County and nearby Boone County, located just west of Hamilton County. Both offer aircraft charter, sales, rental, catering, flight school and more.

Get around

By car

General speed is between 55-70 on interstates and highways, and generally 35 on other roads unless otherwise posted.






Music and Performing Arts

Rising high on the Carmel skyline with its domed European style design, the Palladium has captured the attention of residents and visitors alike. The four-fronted, symmetrical design with its limestone facades and columns offers a timeless elegance and an unparalleled setting for attending world-class entertainment.

The Tarkington, a 500-seat proscenium theater, is home to the resident theater group Civic Theatre.

The Studio Theater is a flexible theatrical space intended to nurture local and national artists. In addition to the Center’s resident companies and their productions, the Center will present national performers.


Family Fun

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Shopping in the Carmel Arts & Design District









Carmel has its share of “big chain” hotels, including the Doubletree Guest Suites, Country Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn Carmel, Hilton Garden Inn, Residence Inn by Marriott and Courtyard by Marriott. Visit the chain websites to locate the hotel and special deals.

Go next

Routes through Carmel

South Bend Westfield  N  S  Indianapolis Louisville

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