Carmel By the Sea

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Monte Verde St, Carmel By the Sea, California 93921 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$1500000 - $10000000
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
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  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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Carmel was initially inhabited by Esselan and then by the Ohlone Native American tribes. Father Junipero Serra founded the Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo in 1771, which he had relocated from its original site at the Presidio in neighboring Monterey. The Ohlone were cut down by strict conditions imposed by the friars and European diseases. When Mexico surrendered California following the Mexican-American War in 1848, Carmel became part of the U.S.

After the San Francisco earthquake in 1906, several more displaced artists relocated to the town. Since then, a lot of well-known writers have resided in Carmel, including Robinson Jeffers, Upton Sinclair, Jack London, and Sinclair Lewis.  Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, two famous photographers, have worked and lived in this town.

Area and Climate

Carmel-by-the-Sea, usually called just Carmel, is a town located in Monterey County in California. It was in 1902 that Carmel was established, and on October 31, 1916, it was incorporated. The town is recognized for its rich artistic history and natural landscape due to its location on the Monterey Peninsula.

Carmel is famous for being dog friendly, with many retail establishments, hotels and restaurants allowing guests with pets. The city is also famous for numerous odd laws, like wearing high-heeled shoes is illegal with no permit, passed to avoid lawsuits occurring from slip and fall accidents due to uneven pavement.

The city has a cool summer Mediterranean weather usual in coastal regions of California. The wet months are from May to October, and the summer months are usually cloudy, with marine layer clouds blocking the sun which can cause light rain. The months with the best weather in Carmel are from September to October, with a median high of 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius). The median yearly rainfall in Carmel is 20 inches every year, while the median temperature is 57 degrees Fahrenheit (14 degrees Celsius).

Real Estate and Cost of Living

Streets wind throughout Carmel, often twisting and turning to give trees some space, and with no sidewalks and streetlights outside the city center, the cottage-style homes in this town give the unique atmosphere of an old European village. Carmel is a haven for art lovers, as it features several galleries and a number of the world’s most romantic landscapes.

The average price of a house sold in Carmel in the first half of the 2015 fiscal year was over $1M. The price per square foot is $782, and the mean days on the real estate market was 140 days. The highest sale was $4 million for a 2,745-square-foot house on San Antonio in Carmel-by-the-Sea, while the lowest was for a 1,316-square-foot house on Canada Lane in Rancho Rio Vista-Carmel Views. Buying a vacation residence or main home in Carmel will cost you to give up lot size and square footage for the opportunity to be situated right in the middle of one of the world’s most popular locations.

The cost of living in Carmel is 101.40 percent, higher than average compared to other parts in the U.S.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

Carmel is a haven for both locals and visitors, due to its pleasant location, unspoiled village and a neighborhood with first-class shopping and dining and quaint inns.

Carmel Art Festival features a Kids Art Day, Youth Art Show and Quick Draw. Moreover, there is live music throughout the duration of the festival. A distinctive concept with Carmel Art Festival is that all plein art should be finished during the event (one on the Thursday and the other on the Friday of the festival).

Monterey Bay Aquarium is home to thousands of animals and plants and represents 623 individually named species on exhibit, mostly of native aquatic animal and plant species, plus a bit of foreign species. The kelp forest of Monterey Bay Aquarium is large and is housed in the world’s biggest window pane glass aquarium.




  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • RV & Boat Storage
  • Boating
  • Marina


  • Amazing Coastline Views
  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Great Dining
  • Art Galleries
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • White Sand Beaches
  • Bike Rentals
  • Gift Shops
  • Golf Nearby
  • Boating & Watersports
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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