Carmel (pron.: /ËkÉrmÉl/) is a city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States located immediately north of Indianapolis, Indiana. The population was 79,191 at the 2010 census, and it is consistently ranked, alongside Zionsville and Fishers, as one of the most affluent suburbs in the Indianapolis area. In 2012, Carmel was selected as the Best Place to Live in America by CNN Money Magazine.
Until 1874, the settlement where present day Carmel now sits was called Bethlehem. Today, the plot first established in Bethlehem, located at the intersection of Rangeline Road and Main Street, is marked by a clock tower, donated by the local Rotary Club in 2002.