Carmel Culture: As USA Today ranked Carmel as the “Best Place to live in America”, students, staff define what makes Carmel unique from other locations


Amy Tian, Raphael Li, and Laasya Mamidipalli

Based on the interviews, respondents said what defines CHS is the size of the student body and the number of opportunities available. On the other hand, there’s more academic and athletic competition, and it’s more difficult for students to know all of their peers and find their place in the big crowd. Furthermore, students feel as if they have less interactions with the world, though this is why CHS is more safe and peaceful. Even if there are less interesting activities to do with friends and family in the city, Carmel is a good place to live, especially for families, and the city’s abundance of roundabouts makes it distinct from other cities.