Historic seaside village settled by artists, scholars and bohemians
Population 3,800, Median Sales Price 2015 $1,416,000
Carmel-by-the-Sea has inspired artists, sparked romances, and attracted visitors since the early 20th Century. Rated a top-10 destination in the U.S. year after year, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a European-style village nestled above a picturesque white-sand beach. Everything is within easy walking distance from your hotel or inn: dozens of Carmel shops, restaurants, wine tasting, art galleries, and two outstanding performance arts venues, world-class Sunset Center and the Golden Bough Theater. Add to this the Historic Forest Theater and the breath taking beauty of the area and you have a version of coastal utopia.