Thanks for the question!
As a real estate broker, I am prohibited from *discriminating* on the basis of all sorts of things, not the least of which are race, national origin and sexual orientation. That does not prohibit me from sharing demographic data about an area and sharing my own personal experiences.
From Wikipedia: As of the census of 2010 the racial makeup of the city was 85.4% White, 3.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 8.9% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.
Carmel, Indiana is a terrific community with wonderful neighborhoods and schools. It's also growing into a multi-racial and multi-ethnic community. When I lived in Carmel a few years ago, my neighborhood had 19 different races and ethnicities represented. It was quite a little melting pot and I loved it!
That being said, the city as a whole has a long way to go to be - in my estimation - fully-welcoming to all kinds of people. To use a specific example, the city commissioned a series of life-like sculptures for placement around the Arts & Design district. Without exception, all of the sculptures represent caucasian individuals. Not a single racial or ethnic minority is represented. Whether a conscious or unconscious choice on the part of the city, it certainly represents what's widely perceived as a bias on the part of many Carmel residents and city leaders.
I can also share my personal experience with my kids. My son played on a very racially - and economically - diverse soccer team which travelled all over the state. I can proudly say that when his team played in Carmel and Zionsville and Westfield and Noblesville that they were treated with the utmost respect and sportsmanship. I can't say the same thing for some other parts of the State, including some other affluent areas.
My perception is this: Carmel has a very high percentage of residents who are well-educated and worldly. With that comes a higher level of acceptance and tolerance of people of different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, etc.
Good luck in your search, and don't hesitate to ask me for help!
Principal Broker, REALTORÂ®
MacDuff Realty Group, LLC