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Old 06-18-2020, 09:35 AM
 
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I'm a single guy looking for homes, and don't understand how it could be worth paying a lot more per square foot to live in Carmel vs Fishers.
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Old 06-18-2020, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Carmel has a more "traditional" downtown area, which several restaurants and shops along a few blocks of Main Street and within easy walking distance of several apartments and houses. Many apartments and houses are also an easy walk from the Palladium and the shops and restaurants at City Center. Carmel has a very high concentration of office buildings. If you work in one of those, living in Carmel could be more convenient. For instance, my commute is typically 25-30 minutes to go 10 miles from the northwest side of Fishers to the US 31/116th St area in Carmel during rush hour.


Other than that, there aren't huge differences between the two. Carmel grew a bit slower and has a bigger selection of "older" homes, meaning from the 60s and 70s, while much of Fishers came about in the late 80s and 90s until now. So more homes in Carmel will be bigger, on bigger lots, and more likely to have mature trees compared to Fishers neighborhoods. But I do think that you're paying more for the Carmel address when you don't get much more than you do in other suburbs.
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Old 06-18-2020, 10:14 AM
 
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Carmel has a more "traditional" downtown area, which several restaurants and shops along a few blocks of Main Street and within easy walking distance of several apartments and houses. Many apartments and houses are also an easy walk from the Palladium and the shops and restaurants at City Center. Carmel has a very high concentration of office buildings. If you work in one of those, living in Carmel could be more convenient. For instance, my commute is typically 25-30 minutes to go 10 miles from the northwest side of Fishers to the US 31/116th St area in Carmel during rush hour.


Other than that, there aren't huge differences between the two. Carmel grew a bit slower and has a bigger selection of "older" homes, meaning from the 60s and 70s, while much of Fishers came about in the late 80s and 90s until now. So more homes in Carmel will be bigger, on bigger lots, and more likely to have mature trees compared to Fishers neighborhoods. But I do think that you're paying more for the Carmel address when you don't get much more than you do in other suburbs.
Yes. Love the downtown, but if you aren't walking distance you might as well be driving from Fishers to get there. And I work downtown.
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Old 06-23-2020, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Carmel generally has larger lots and a bit less of the newer development that some folks view as "unaesthetic."
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Old 06-23-2020, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Evanston, Lake Forest, and Wrigleyville, Illinois
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I'm a single guy looking for homes, and don't understand how it could be worth paying a lot more per square foot to live in Carmel vs Fishers.
Moving from Chicago, right? Why?
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Old 06-23-2020, 08:52 PM
 
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Moving from Chicago, right? Why?
Lower taxes, less crime, better state government, better economic recovery.
Just to name a few reasons why someone would want to leave Chicago.
Our family is looking at the western Indy suburbs because its more affordable yet has all the amenities we need.
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Old 06-24-2020, 06:27 AM
 
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Look into Brownsburg or Avon. Nice areas, great schools, accessible to downtown and far more affordable than the northside (Carmel/Zionsville/Fishers).

RM
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:21 AM
 
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Lower taxes, less crime, better state government, better economic recovery.
Just to name a few reasons why someone would want to leave Chicago.
Our family is looking at the western Indy suburbs because its more affordable yet has all the amenities we need.
The only thing I’ll say is that as far as crime goes is that crime rates in Indianapolis are not great. In Carmel and Fishers, yes crime rates are low but the same can be said for comparable Chicago suburbs.
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Old 06-29-2020, 12:55 PM
 
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Lower taxes, less crime, better state government, better economic recovery.
Just to name a few reasons why someone would want to leave Chicago.
Our family is looking at the western Indy suburbs because its more affordable yet has all the amenities we need.
Chicago suburbs, not Chicago city. And Indy will never have better job opportunities for white collar and corporate people despite the Indiana economy being better.
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Old 07-01-2020, 01:18 PM
 
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Because iS good place to live
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