Officially titled Carmel-by-the-Sea, this small town is located in Monterey County
and neighbored by Monterey
, Pebble Beach
and Pacific Grove
. Originally founded to be a haven for artists and intellectuals, this seaside town works hard to keep its reputation as a ‘residential city’ intact. A Carmel city ordinance passed in 1929 states that all existing and future businesses must remain subordinate to the city’s ‘residential character,’ and any Carmel home or road built in the city must be created around any existing trees to maintain the town’s natural beauty. Also known for being one of the most dog friendly towns in America, a large portion of Carmel real estate is made up of hotels and restaurants that almost all allow dogs to stay with their owners and some of the restaurants even offer “doggie menus.” Carmel real estate has some of the most picturesque views of the Pacific coastline in California and the town is a popular destination for travelers offering great hotels, restaurants, spas, boutiques, and much more. Carmel is home to many well-known people, including Clint Eastwood. Did you know that he once was the Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea? The area has outstanding schools (both private and public) and is serviced by Carmel Unified School District. This quaint and influential town is a great place to raise a family and Meeting an Agent
to navigate Carmel real estate is highly advisable. You can conduct your own search of Carmel homes by searching the city’s 93921
or 93923 zip codes.