Carmel Highlands, California facts for kids
This page is about the unincorporated area south of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. For the viticulture region, see Carmel Valley AVA. For the town located in Carmel Valley, see Carmel Valley Village, California.
Quick facts for kids
Carmel Highlands viewed from the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.
|Elevation||97 m (318 ft)|
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|GNIS feature ID||1759219|
Carmel Highlands is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California, United States. It is 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south of Carmel-by-the-Sea (better known as simply, "Carmel"), at an elevation of 318 feet (97 m). Carmel Highlands is also located just south of the Point Lobos State Reserve, and serves as the northern gateway of the Big Sur coastline along California State Route 1. Carmel Highlands was laid out in 1916 by developers Frank Hubbard Powers and James Franklin Devendorf.
- John Denver, American singer-songwriter and resident from 1996–1997, died in a plane crash in Monterey Bay near Pacific Grove on October 12, 1997.
- Joan Fontaine, Academy Award winning actress
Images for kids
Illustration of Carmel Highlands by Jo Mora in 1926.
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