Founded in 1903 by James Franklin Devendorf and Frank H. Powers when they established the Carmel Development Company. Marketed to be a haven to poets, writers, artists, and academics, the influences of poets and artists can be seen throughout the city creating a charming and unique community.

Carmel is known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history. Encompassing one square mile, you will find some of the charming old cottages, beautifully remodeled homes and stately mini-mansions that exude “Carmel charm” such as the Hugh Comstock and M. J. Murphy designs.

This fairytale, coastal village is a treasure with a white sand beach, pristine blue water, Cypress and pine forest setting – attracting visitors from all over the world for gourmet dining, wine connoisseurs, galleries, car enthusiasts, the Bach Festival and world-class golf.


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