Sotheby's International Realty offers some of the most exceptional Carmel real estate and luxury homes for sale. Carmel, also know as Carmel-by-the-Sea, was founded as an enclave for artists around the turn of the century and remains true to its bohemian roots today. With its idyllic location, its pristine beaches and a village with first-rate dining, shopping and charming inns, Carmel is a haven for visitors and locals alike. Streets meander through town, frequently twisting and turning to make room for trees, and with no streetlights or sidewalks outside of the downtown area, the cottage-style Carmel homes give the distinct feel of an old European village. Art lovers find Carmel a haven as it boasts numerous galleries as well as some of the most romantic scenery in the world. Dog lovers bring their pups to one of the most dog-friendly communities in the world to run the mile and a half-long stretch of Carmel’s most popular beach. Carmel real estate located on Scenic Boulevard, the Carmel Bay and throughout Carmel-by-the-Sea boasts beautiful ocean views.