Carmel-by-the-Sea was first incorporated in 1916, founded by artists and writers - among them Jack London, George Sterling, Mary Austin and Robinson Jeffers. Their fame firmly established Carmel as a progressive artistic and cultural hub in Northern California. Most people know that Clint Eastwood spent a short time as the Mayor of the town but are surprised to learn there are still no addresses, traffic lights, or sidewalks outside of Carmel's downtown shopping area. The people of the town value their privacy, and only the true locals know who each other are. Throughout the years, Carmel has attracted a variety of internationally known architects, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Sumner Greene, Hugh Gutterson and Henry Hill.
The lure of its charming shops, pristine beaches, variety of amazing restaurants and romantic nature keep visitors here for a lifetime. Homes range from hilltop pier-de-tier’s to rolled roof cottages to multi-million dollar ocean front properties. Any of which you’d be fortunate to have with the Carmel school district ranking among the top in the state.
Living in Carmel
Take your dog for a walk on Carmel Beach
Book and Art tour
Visit the trails on Jacks Peak
Find a favorite local artist at the Carmel Art Association, the oldest gallery in town.
Stroll Ocean Ave and find the most interesting family owned shops, stop by Carmel Plaza or The Barnyard.