Seniors Stop In Carmel

city_of_carmelCarmel Indianais one of the fastest-growing communities in the country. This once sleepy suburban community is no longer sleepy, but has been transformed over the past 20 years by ambitious redevelopment projects. Senior travelers will find the vibrant city of Carmel 14 miles north of Indianapolis. 

Originally called Bethlehem, Carmel, was laid out and platted in 1837. The original settlers were predominantly Quakers. Today, the plot first established in Bethlehem, located at the intersection of Rangeline Road and Main Street, is marked by a massive clock tower, donated by the local Rotary Club.

carmel_indiana_2A US post office was established as Carmel in 1846. Today Carmel overflows with an active downtown, colorful streets and homes in all directions.

 Seniors Enjoy The Bike And Tree City

Carmel’s Arts and Design District and City Center in Old Town Carmel is flanked by Carmel High School on the east and the Monon Greenway on the west. The District includes the award winning Carmel Clay Public Library, the Hamilton County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and Welcome Center.

Senior visitors will enjoy art galleries, boutiques, cafes and restaurants, the lifelike sculptures by John Seward Johnson II, “The Norman Rockwell of American Sculpture”, which ornament the streets of the District.


Carmel is “Poised for the Future” and senior visitors are invited to bring along a bike as Carmel is a bicycle friendly city.  The community is also renown as a “Tree City.”

Seniors Find Another Rails-to-Trails

There are museums to visit, parks to enjoy and a water park to check out.  The Carmel Monon Center, the water park is outfitted with a mega-fitness center and is a popular hotspot in the city.

The Monon Trail is a well used bicycle trail that is a part of the Rails-to-Trails movement. The Trail, known as the Monon Greenway in Carmel, is located entirely within Indiana. The Monon Railroad was a popular railroad line connecting the cities of Chicago and Indianapolis, with stops at major settlements along its route.


Oenophiles can check out the Peace Water Winery. Senior visitors will find their Tasting Room in the Carmel Arts and Design District where they are invited to sample a variety of  Indiana wines.

TripAdvisor suggests a visit to Coxhall Gardens featuring a playground, biking trails, outdoor music pavilion, a 125 acre fishing lake and twin 90-feet bell towers. Seniors, plan a stop in Carmel when you are in the Indianapolis area…-jeb

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