Carmel named best place to live in the U.S. by Niche

CARMEL, Ind. – The best place to live in the U.S. is right here in Indiana, according to new data. Carmel was ranked No. 1 on’s 2017 Best Places to Live in America list.

The list was compiled based on the ratings of crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities.

With about 85,000 people, Carmel is bordered between 146 Street and 96th Street to the north and south, and South 1200 E to River Road at the east and west.

The median household income in the city is $106,443, according to, with 88 percent of residents holding a college degree. gave Carmel an overall grade of an A+ based on a variety of factors listed below.

Not only did Carmel make the list, Fishers took the No. 16 spot as well. You can see the full list here.

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Carmel’s full grade report:

Public schools: A+
Housing: A+
Good for families: A+
Crime and safety: A-
Nightlife: B+
Diversity: B+

Niche’s top 10 best places to live:
1. Carmel, Indiana
2. Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania
3. Houserville, Pennsylvania
4. Okemos, Michigan
5. Morrisville, North Carolina
6. Dublin, Ohio
7. Buffalo Grove, Illinois
8. Los Alamos, New Mexico
9. Penn Wynne, Pennsylvania
10. Ann Arbor, Michigan


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