Money Magazine Names Carmel #1 Place to Launch a Career

March 19, 2018


Money Magazine has named Carmel the #1 Place to Launch a Career. This is after analyzing 2,400 cities and towns among their Best Place to Live database. They were looking for the “best blend of affordability and strong economic performance.”


“We are excited that Money saw the value of Carmel’s combination of amenities, safety, diversity and unemployment rates. It is especially satisfying that they recognized the potential for future job growth and economic opportunity here. Being recognized on these types of lists helps keep out city among those considered by potential businesses and residents,” said Mayor Jim Brainard.


Money pointed to many factors that put Carmel on the top of the list including our thriving economy with large corporate headquarters and our growing mix of entertainment options. They specifically mentioned the walkable City Center featuring shops, restaurants and the Center for the Performing Arts along with the Arts & Design District with its picturesque Main Street.


For a look at Money’s article with the other nine cities that made the top 10 Places to Launch a Career, visit this link:



Here are some other Carmel awards and recognitions over the years:


Ø  2018 - Money Magazine named Carmel #1 Place to Launch a Career

Ø  2018 - Niche Ranks Carmel #1 Best Place to Live in America

Ø  2017 - Ranked #1 City in America by 24/7 Wall Street in survey of ‘most livable’ for USA Today

Ø  2017 - Ranked Top 2% in the Nation by for comparative custom home cost, growing home values, affordability, population, educational values and low unemployment and crime rates

Ø  2017 - Carmel Ranks as Best Small City in the U.S. to Raise a Family - SmartAsset

Ø  2017 - Best Cities for Families - Carmel voted #4 best in the nation by Apartment List

Ø  2017 - Best Place to Live in America by NICHE

Ø  2017 - #6 Best Place to Raise a Family in America by NICHE

Ø  2017 - Best Town to Raise a Family in Indiana by NICHE

Ø  2016 – Bicentennial Green Legacy Community Award presented by Sustainable Indiana 2016 and the Indiana Bicentennial Commission click here

Ø  2016 - NerdWallet ranks Carmel the best small city for families in America

Ø  2016 - Carmel named No.1 Safest City to Raise a Child by SafeWise

Ø  2016 - Carmel becomes an "Indiana Bird Town" click here

Ø  2016 - City Livability Award for the Center for the Performing Arts, U.S. Conference of Mayors/Waste Management

Ø  2015 – Carmel named Community of the Year by Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Ø  2015 - #8 Safest Small Cities for Retirement by

Ø  2015 - City Livability Award for the Carmel Arts & Design District, U. S. Conference of Mayors/Waste Management

Ø  2015 - Best Town to Raise a Family by NICHE

Ø  2015 - Best Place to Raise a Family by MarketWatch

Ø  2015 - Best Place to get a Job in Indiana by Zippia

Ø  2015- Top 10 Best City for Kids by

Ø  2014 - No. 4 Safest Suburb in America by SafeWise

Ø  2014 - No. 1 Safest Suburb in America by Movoto

Ø  2014 - No. 1 Best Small City in America by Nerdwallet

Ø  2013 - Ranked 9th fastest-growing place in America for high-tech jobs by Forbes

Ø  2012 - #1 Best Places to Live in America from Money magazine

Ø  2012 - Gold Leaf Award, International Society of Arboriculture 

Ø  2012 - IACT Green Community Award

Ø  2012 - Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in the Government Industry Carmel and Commonwealth of Kentucky tie for No. 1 spot

Ø  2012 - City and American Structure Point received Transportation Achievement Award for Facilities at the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) 2012 Annual Meeting and Exhibit


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