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Carmel ranked best place to live by Money Magazine

Updated: Monday, 20 Aug 2012, 2:55 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 20 Aug 2012, 11:14 AM EDT

CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) - Carmel, Ind. topped Money Magazine’s list of "100 Best Places to Live in America" with the number one spot.

The list highlights small cities across the country with populations of 50,000-300,000. The list looks for places with economic strength, quality health care, low crime, great schools, and fun things to do.

PHOTOS | Take a look at sites around Carmel.

Money Magazine’s list was released Friday. This year, Carmel topped the list as the number one place to live. When Money last ranked small cities in 2010, Carmel was ranked number 14.

The article boasts Carmel’s strong economy, low taxes, excellent schools, affordable homes, new Palladium, and scenic bike paths.

Money’s editor says, “Carmel's business district has the second-largest concentration of office workers in Indiana and an unemployment rate that's a little more than half the national average…. Carmel also has excellent schools, a big sports and recreation center, roundabouts to keep traffic flowing, wide bike lanes, and an off-street bike path with a direct route through the center of town. All that, plus a variety of housing options ranging from older homes to new subdivisions, and you have an irresistible draw for families."

Behind Carmel, McKinney, Texas was ranked number two.

Fishers, Ind. was ranked number 12 this year. You can check out the full list here . v

Carole Liszak
Carole Liszak
Broker / REALTOR
5645 Castle Creek Parkway North Dr. Indianapolis IN 46250