Coastal, conveniently located and chock full of charm -- it’s easy to see why the 3,800 residents of Carmel Highlands are happy to call it home! The history of this unincorporated community located three and a half miles south of Carmel-by-the Sea goes back to 1916, and the area was a haunt of artists and literati during the early twentieth century. The rugged beauty of the shoreline inspired artists and photographers such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Arthur Hill Gilbert, and the influence of the artistic community is still apparent in the design of the (very pricey) seafront homes, which feature a lot in the way of garden roofs, art deco detail, and walls built into cliff-sides. You won’t find a veterinary practice in the community itself, but you’ll find a choice of clinics to take good care of your buddy in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
There’s no designated dog park in Carmel Highlands, but that doesn’t mean that you and your buddy are bound to be bored. There are some furrifically Fido-friendly hiking options close by, and the beach is just a bone’s throw away. And if your furry friend needs to run free, don’t fret -- you’ll find plenty of op-paw-tunities for off-leash adventure in the surrounding area!