Study: Carmel named No. 1 place to live in Indiana

Good news for Carmel residents -- your city was named the No. 1 place to live in the Hoosier state.

The ranking was done by, and looked at the following factors:

  • Cost of living
  • Education
  • Public schools
  • Real estate
  • Diversity
  • Health and fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Shortest commute
  • Crime and safety
  • Jobs
  • Outdoor
  • Weather

Cost of living was weighted at 15 percent of the methodology. 

Carmel received A's or B's in every category, except for outdoor activities, where it received a C+.

Indianapolis was ranked at No. 41, taking a big hit for the "crime and safety" category.

In's national ranking, Carmel was listed as the No. 13 place to live in the country.

The top 10 of the rankings are:


  1. Carmel
  2. Fishers
  3. Westfield
  4. Noblesville
  5. Zionsville
  6. West Lafayette
  7. Jasper
  8. Granger
  9. Warsaw
  10. Avon

To see the top 100, click here.

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