Andrew Jackson was president in 1837 when Carmel, Indiana was first realized, but it was more than 30 years later that it took the name. Deemed by many to be one of the fastest growing cities in Indiana, Carmel, located in Hamilton County, still possesses that small town feel. Home to more than 120 desirable neighborhoods and counting, houses in this area have been appreciating steadily for the last 20 years. In 2004, the American City Business Journal named Carmel, Indiana one of the best places to live. The world famous Carmel Civic Square, breaking ground in 1986, has been a tourist attraction that has seen the likes of many festivals such as Carmelfest; usually hosted over the Fourth of July holiday. Find many elegance and class with the 70-member Carmel Symphony Orchestra. Relax and catch up on the latest reads by visiting Carmel Clay Public Library; offering more than 340,000 books, audio/visual items, and periodicals. Take in the front nine, back nine, or all 18 holes at Brookshire Golf Course, a public owned and operated by the great city of Carmel, Indiana. Located within Carmel city limits are 13 independent and private schools as well as 14 public schools both striving for academic excellence. Enjoy the many competitions and contests, live music, and special promotions that come along with attending The Carmel City Farmer?s Market.