The neighborhood of Northwest Carmel is home to beautiful residences that enjoy the prestige and storybook charms of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The neighborhood is serene and peaceful with oak lined streets, lush landscaping and is situated within comfortable walking distance from the hustle and bustle of the village and Ocean Avenue. Many homes boast ocean views and those in the Sand and Sea enclave have sand dune locations just steps to the beach.
Currently on the market as of January 2015, homes in Northwest Carmel range in price from $14.5 million for a 5 bedroom, 4 full and 1 half bath home with 5,056 SqFt of living space with Ocean & Golf Course views situated on 29,400 SqFt of land, to $749,000 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo in downtown Carmel with 950 SqFt of living space. Click here to preview all Carmel homes for sale in the Northwest neighborhood. For all available Carmel real estate, click here.
In January of 2015, the most expensive home that sold in the last 6 months was a 3,886 SqFt home on a 12,700 SqFt lot that sold for $3,025,000. The lease expensive sold for $552,500 and was a condo with 850 SqFt of living space.
As of July 15th, 2014, the most expensive home sold in Northwest Carmel, year to date, sold for $2 million and was a 2,100 SqFt home on a 5,000 SqFt lot, while the least expensive sold for $795,000 and was a 700 SqFt cottage on a 4,000 SqFt lot.
In 2013, the most expensive home sold in the neighborhood was a 1,750 SqFt home with 3 beds and 3 baths, situated on 3,700 SqFt of land, which sold for $3.25 million. The least expensive home sold in 2013 was a 542 SqFt top-floor suite with a view of the Monterey Bay, which sold for $475,000.
The most expensive home sold in Northwest Carmel in 2012 sold for $3.485 million. This charming home was situated on a larger 7,500 SqFt lot with a large backyard and spacious living space of 3,279 SqFt. The least expensive home sold in Northwest Carmel sold for $335,000 and was a townhouse in the Del Mission Court complex. This one bedroom unit had 730 SqFt of living space. A total of 31 homes sold in just the Northwest Carmel neighborhood in 2012. For a detailed analysis of Carmel real estate sales, check out our monthly Community Market Reports.
Notable residents of Northwest Carmel include novelist Mary Austin, who moved to Carmel in 1906. Mary Austin’s famous cottage called the “Rose Cottage” still stands today. Austin is best known for her tribute to the deserts of the American Southwest in The Land of Little Rain. Her play, Fire, which Mary also directed, had its world premiere at the Forest Theater in 1913. Mary Austin is often credited as suggesting the idea for the creation of the Forest Theater outdoor stage.
Families with children will enjoy the close proximity of the renowned private Stevenson High School which is located in Northwest Carmel on 24800 Dolores Street. An additional campus is located in Pebble Beach at 3152 Forest Lake Rd. There are also two parks in the neighborhood kids will enjoy as well the young at heart. Forest Hill Park is located off of Camino Del Monte and provides a children’s play area, shuffle board court, horseshoe pits and tennis courts. The second park, First Murphy Park showcased the historical landmark First Murphy House which is now the location of the Carmel Heritage Society. Built in 1902 by Michael J. Murphy when he was 17 years old, it was the first of more than 300 houses and many commercial buildings he would build in Carmel.
The main Library for Carmel, “Harrison Memorial Library” is located in the northwest section of town at Ocean Avenue and Lincoln Street. The Harrison Memorial Library was designed by Bernard Maybeck, and provides an abundance of books and resources as well as a welcoming ambiance enjoyed by many local Carmelites complete with a cozy fireplace & big comfortable chairs.
Another place of interest in the Northwest neighborhood is the Carmel Art Association Gallery founded in 1927 and located on Dolores Street between 5th & 6th Avenue. This is Carmel’s oldest gallery which features the finest work for sale by local artists on the Monterey Peninsula. Many of the Association’s earliest members were influential early California artists. The gallery also creates a sense of community involvement with lectures, films, concerts and special fund-raising events.
To live in Northwest Carmel is to live in one of the exceptional neighborhoods of Carmel-by-the-Sea. You will have excellent proximity to fine dining, shopping, galleries and entertainment within walking distance of your home and are just a short distance from Pebble Beach and Monterey. Outdoor enthusiasts will have no shortage of options, from cycling or jogging along the coast to diving, to surfing. As Carmel is a dog friendly town you will be able to take your four legged friend for a stroll down Ocean Avenue perhaps ending up at Carmel Beach for a frolicking in the surf. Golfers will appreciate the world renowned golf to be played on the peninsula specifically the top notch courses in Pebble Beach. Whatever you choose to explore, your home in Northwest Carmel is the perfect home base to enjoy the Carmel lifestyle.
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