Carmel Highlands

The Mood: Exclusive Pacific coastal haven close to Carmel Where the rugged Pacific central coast begins is a community that has long captivated artists and writers with its beauty. Just 3.5 miles from Carmel, it offers majestic views with homes perched on hillsides above the rocky shoreline. As a place to live you will be enchanted by the birds, otters and whales that populate the coast. It's a great spot to find a home that offers privacy and space.

Carmel Highlands, just south of the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea along the rugged coastline of California's Monterey Peninsula, is a coastal haven that offers a unique blend of majestic landscapes and refined elegance. This exclusive community is renowned for its stunning cliffside views, luxurious residences, and inspiring ambiance.


Perched atop dramatic cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Carmel Highlands provides breathtaking panoramic views of the rugged coastline and crashing waves below. The landscape features cypress trees, wildflowers, and hidden coves where whales and otters play, creating a dramatic setting that at once inspires and captivates the imagination.


Luxury homes and estates dot the hillsides, showcasing architectural diversity and opulent designs. The area's exclusivity and natural beauty make it a sought-after retreat for those seeking a private and sophisticated coastal lifestyle.


Point Lobos State Nature Reserve, with scenic trails and diverse marine life, is a nearby gem for nature enthusiasts. Rocky headlands, secluded beaches, and vibrant flora adds to the allure of Carmel Highlands, providing ample opportunities for outdoor exploration. 


Carmel Highlands real estate is private, tranquil, and secluded, Its proximity to Carmel-by-the-Sea and its cultural attractions, boutique shops, and gourmet dining options allows residents and visitors to enjoy the best of both worlds – an escape into nature without sacrificing modern convenience.


Carmel Highlands stands as a coastal jewel, an unparalleled blend of natural splendor and refined living along the picturesque shores of the Pacific.


Why you would want to live here:

You love privacy with a stunning view and want to get away from it all and still be close to shopping and services. Real estate offerings include large properties and expansive homes on quiet streets. Mostly free from tourists.


Overview for Carmel Highlands, CA

1,052 people live in Carmel Highlands, where the median age is 61 and the average individual income is $102,251. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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61 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Carmel Highlands, CA

Carmel Highlands has 388 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Carmel Highlands do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,052 people call Carmel Highlands home. The population density is 401.777 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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52.38 / 47.62%

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