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City of Carmel by the Sea

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Since its incorporation in 1916, the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea has pursued a vigorous strategy of planned development to enhance its natural coastal beauty, which its general plan describes as “a village in a forest overlooking a white sand beach”.

About Carmel by the Sea

  • Incorporated: 1916
  • Population: 3,722 (2010) 
  • Location: located in Monterey County
  • Area: 1.08 square miles
  • Elevation: 223 feet

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Agency Energy Savings

  • Platinum Level, 46% (2017)

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