Carmel : New york

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What it's Like to Retire in Carmel

This affluent north and west of New York City is growing in popularity for retirement, and Carmel is one of the nicer towns (population is about 34,000 and growing). It is near the west bank of the Hudson River, close to West Point and Danbury (CT). The Retreat at Carmel is conveniently located in the heart of New York’s beautiful Putnam County amidst acres of natural landscape with  breathtaking landscapes.  Gorgeous lakes, parks, and golf courses are nearby. There are several hamlets within Carmel, including Mahopac and Carmel.

There is at least one active adult community in the area.  Photo of Putnam County Courthouse courtesy of and per license of Wikipedia and Anthony22.


Where to Retire in Carmel and Home Prices

There is at least one active adult community in the area.

 Zillow reports the median home value to be $$357,500 in mid-2017.


What is special about Carmel

Carmel is an affluent area near the beautiful Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains. Crime is exceptionally low. Lake Gleneida, formed by ice age glaciers, covers almost 168 acres in the center of town.

What is not special about Carmel

Home prices are much higher than the national average.


Who will like retirement in Carmel

People who want to live in the northeast but in a quiet and beautiful setting will like it in Carmel.

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Climate and Physical Environment

Carmel is west of the Hudson River and north of New York City. The average July high temperature is 82 and the average January low is 16. The wettest month is July (5")

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Both Mahopac and Carmel have libraries.


Crime in Carmel is much lower than the national average.


Medical facilities

Putnam Hospital Center is in Carmel, other hospitals are nearby.


Carmel is about average for walkability when compared to other towns.


Valuable Links

Carmel Chamber of Commerce


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