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Long a literary and artistic colony

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a city in Monterey County, in the Salinas metro area.

The community was named for the Carmelite friars who settled here.

The latitude of Carmel-by-the-Sea is 36.555N. The longitude is -121.922W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 223 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,078.


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Median household income
Local
$58,163
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Carmel-by-the-Sea demographic reports
Carmel-by-the-Sea is south of Monterey Bay on the Pacific coast.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Carmel-by-the-Sea received national attention for 1986 election of actor Clint Eastwood as mayor
Filming location for:
· 1961 movie, "The Parent Trap"
· 1971 movie, "Play Misty for Me"
Well-known residents have included:
· Ansel Adams, photographer
· Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, actors
Local festivals include:
  • Carmel Bach Festival - July 14-Aug. 4, 2007
  • Tomato Fest - Sept. 16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Carmel-by-the-Sea web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Monterey Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation: Andrew Molera State Park, Carmel River State Beach, Garrapata State Park, Point Lobos State Reserve
Historic sites and museums: Tor House and Hawk Tower
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
If Carmel's founders should return, they could not afford to live there, but it wouldn't go that far. They would be instantly picked up as suspicious characters and deported over the city line.
-- Travels with Charley
John Steinbeck

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Carmel-by-the-Sea residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carmel-by-the-Sea ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carmel-by-the-Sea was $48,739, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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55% of Carmel-by-the-Sea residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Carmel-by-the-Sea, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,055.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,071.


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Newspapers in Carmel-by-the-Sea include Carmel Pine Cone

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Monterey County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carmel-by-the-Sea political report.

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Carmel-by-the-Sea restaurants taking online reservations include Carmel Chophouse, Il Fornaio - Carmel, Pacific's Edge Restaurant ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Carmel-by-the-Sea workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea include Best Western Carmels Town Hous, Carmel Inn & Suites, Carmel Mission Inn, Carmel River Inn, Carmel Village Inn, Coachmans Inn, Highlands Inn Park Hyatt Carmel, La Playa Hotel, Quail Lodge.

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“ If Carmel's founders should return, they could not afford to live there, but it wouldn't go that far. They would be instantly picked up as suspicious characters and deported over the city line. ”
~ Travels with Charley
John Steinbeck

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