Now you see why I want to open up my main California brokerage office in Carmel-by-the-Sea. A Conde Nast poll by readers rates Carmel-by-the-Sea as the #6 favorite city in the country to visit. The reader's poll chose the cities in this order:
2. Santa Fe
3. San Francisco
4. Honolulu - where I have my Hawaii broker's license.
6. Carmel-by-the-Sea - to which I am switching my California broker's license.
Note that all the other cities are MUCH LARGER than Carmel-by-the-Sea, which is only ONE SQUARE MILE, by far the smallest city on their list, but it “has a big personality with ‘endless charm and beauty'".
Visitors are impressed with "its quaint cottages and shops" besides the restaurants and "artsy boutiques," but what really blows everyone away, are the picturesque and romantic ocean views.
Carmel-by-the Sea only has a little over 3,000 homeowners living in that square mile, of which 2/3 are not full-time residents, but it is their second (or more) home. And very high end homes they are indeed!
Rounting out the top 10 on Conde Nast's list were:
7. New Orleans
8. New York City
Is it any wonder that I just signed a lease right here in Carmel-by-the-Sea where my California brokerage license will be hung? So much paperwork to do right now, it's incredible.
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell (R)
Real Estate Broker/Owner/Realtor®
Licensed in California #01772851 & Hawaii #RB-21268
Tel. 808-226-1095 or 831-626-4000
HAWAII OFFICE: 1128 Ala Napunani Street, #1809, Honolulu, HI 96818
CALIFORNIA OFFICE: Su Vecino Court, Lincoln & Dolores between 5th & 6th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
MAILING: P.O. Box 4554, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
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