Community

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Community

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a special place and it got that way on purpose! The City’s protective ordinances and delightful amenities, created over the years by dedicated and hardworking citizens, property owners, and elected and appointed officials, have kept the village a desirable place to live, work, play. 

Through careful efforts, Carmel-by-the-Sea has retained its village character and quality of life since its incorporation as a City in 1916. 

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Beach & Parks

Carmel Beach is renowned for its brilliant white sand beach, which is maintained by City staff as well as community volunteers, who donate many hours keeping the sand and landscape free of litter. 

In addition the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea is home to parks offering lush green belts, walking paths, play structures, and sports courts. It has nine formally designated park, open space, and recreational areas. 

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Carmel Prepares
Building village resilience through disaster preparedness, community response, and sustainable recovery.

The Carmel Prepares partnership comprised of the City of Carmel, Library, and the Carmel Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be working together over the coming months and years to strengthen and build our community resilience. 

Through regular workshops, training, and symposiums Carmel Prepares seeks to proactively enhance the resilience of our community through mutual aid, foster collaboration among individuals, organizations, and local government, and significantly improve emergency preparedness. 

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Farmers’ Market

Vegetables stacked at Farmers Market

The Carmel Farmers’ Market is held on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Sixth Avenue between Junipero and Mission Streets. 

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Get Involved

Putting down concrete with a trowel

Looking to give back to the community and get involved? The following organizations provide community, environmental, and/or social services that enhance the well-being of residents. Although not endorsed by the City, our goal is to foster involvement and a sense of belonging in Carmel-by-the-Sea:

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Living in Carmel

Carmel has been recognized and acclaimed as one of the nation’s most desirable places to visit, work, and live. The unparalleled natural beauty, the preservation of the downtown character, clean ocean air, beautiful beach and charming neighborhoods contribute to the quality of life enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. 

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Upcoming Events

Every year the City holds many different events throughout the year. 

We are still working on getting some of the dates nailed down for events later in the year, so keep checking back on updates for your favorites like Culinary Week, Sandcastle Contest, Community Day, and more. 

Here’s to another fun, and event-ful year!