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The Carmel Residents Association, established in 1987, is a civic, social, and, when necessary, political organization whose members are determined to keep Carmel-by-the-Sea a good place to live as well as a good place to visit. It is a non-profit 501(c)(4) Public Benefit Corporation, organized under the laws of the State of California.

The CRA provides a wonderful opportunity for local residents to get acquainted with their neighbors, develop friendships and become involved in the community.

Mission Statement

The Carmel Residents Association is committed to the protection and enrichment of the traditional quality of life in Carmel-by-the-Sea and the preservation of its heritage and natural beauty through education, community activities and advocacy.

"... primarily, essentially and predominantly a residential city ..."
       from Ordinance 96, the "Magna Carta" of Carmel-by-the-Sea   

Upcoming Events

See the Calendar for details about upcoming events, including CRA meetings.

Latest Photos

See the Photo Gallery for a collection of photos from the October 2013 Oktoberfest and the August 2013 Fiesta in the Forest.

Carmel-by-the-Sea from A to Z  

Publications & Reports

Download Carmel-by-the-Sea from A to Z - an alphabetically welcoming overview full of interesting and important information about our village (pdf format, opening in new window).

Read the November 2010 CRA Report on the Carmel Harassment Suit (pdf format, opens in new window).


The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea presented the CRA with a Certificate of Recognition in May 2012. See the Certificate of Recognition in pdf format (opens in new window).

Carmel Residents Association
P.O. Box 13
Carmel, CA 93921
Phone: 831-626-1610
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Last updated November 11, 2014