Community

Overview

Community

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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Addresses

A unique characteristic of Carmel-by-the-Sea is that there are no street addresses. Properties are identified, for example, as being on the “west side of San Antonio Street, 3 houses south of 12th Avenue”.

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Farmer’s 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 and run by Golden State Farmers Market. 

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Short-Term Rentals

In order to preserve Carmel-by-the-Sea’s residential character, no home or subordinate unit may be rented for less than 30 consecutive days in the residential district. For more information please contact the Planning and Building Department at (831) 620-2010.

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Street Sweeping Schedule

Our street sweeping crew cleans the downtown area, the residential areas, and Scenic Road on the following weekly schedule: 

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Utilities

If you are new to the area the following are some of the local utilities and service providers: 

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Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to get involved and support your community.