Carmel is a city located in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States. It is approximately 15 miles north of Indianapolis and has a population of around 100,000 people, making it one of the largest cities in the state. The city is known for its affluent neighborhoods, high-end shopping and dining options, and world-class arts and cultural attractions. Carmel is home to the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, which hosts concerts and performances throughout the year, as well as the Carmel Arts and Design District, which features galleries, studios, and shops showcasing the work of local artists. The city also has several large parks and recreational areas, including the Monon Trail and the Central Park, which offer hiking, biking, and outdoor activities. Carmel is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States due to its strong economy, excellent schools, and high quality of life.