Indiana City Named One of the Best Places to Live in Entire U.S.
One city in Indiana was named one of the best places to live in the United States. Do you think you know which city it is?
I am proud to be a native of Indiana. I've lived here my whole life and while I wish we were closer to places like the beach, we still have a lot of great things to offer for a "flyover state". Indiana is full of many small towns with a great deal of charm. We also are home to a few big cities that have a lot to offer residents. Recently, one of these Indiana towns was named one of the best places to live in the country. While it's not my hometown, I think it is a pretty big accolade for the state.
The website, Money, has come up with its annual list of the best places to live in the United States. This year, Atlanta, Georgia came in at the top of the list. In terms of Indiana cities, the city that ranks the highest is Carmel, Indiana. Last year, it came in as the second-best place to live in the entire United States. This year, it comes in at number 19...which is still pretty awesome, considering how many cities we have in the country.
Carmel is dubbed the Roundabout Capital of America with 140 of these intersections scattered throughout the town. According to Money:
Do you love cute, cool downtowns that emphasize pedestrian and cyclist safety? If so, check out Carmel, Indiana, a mid-sized suburb of Indianapolis with fantastic walking and biking opportunities. In fact, Carmel’s Monon Trail, a 27-mile paved stretch that starts in nearby Sheridan, will take you all the way to downtown Indianapolis, passing exciting local sites like the Carmel Arts and Design district and the Hamilton Center for the Performing Arts. Carmel — aka the Roundabout Capital of America — is a town known for its excellent infrastructure, particularly its roadway design. We’re talking well-maintained, pothole-free streets, traffic management and crackless sidewalks that will have your mother saying “Gee, thanks!” And it’s only getting better: The city announced planned improvements in August that include the construction of a multi-use path.
Carmel is a city in which I have passed through quite a few times, and it really is a beautiful place full of great opportunities, food, and entertainment for people of all ages. Money goes on to say:
Economic opportunity abounds in Carmel, which boasts a below-average unemployment rate of 2.6% and a high median household income of $127,700. With significant stakes in health care, manufacturing, technical services and more, employment is expected to continue growing in Carmel over the next few years.
Honestly, I hear so much about Carmel that I am not surprised that it ranks so high on this list.
The only other Indiana city to make this list was Jeffersonville, coming in at number 49. You can see what other cities made Money's list of best places to live in the United States by clicking here.