Carmel Creek is in the city of Hutto, where local legend states that in 1915 a hippo escaped from a circus train. Today there are over 3,000 concrete hippos in Hutto. This town has a fun, quirky vibe, lower taxes, there are 13 major tech employers within 28-minute drive, and the Dell Diamond and Kalahari Resorts are less than a 10-minute drive from Carmel Creek. The Hutto Co-Op District is coming soon with business, retail, entertainment and residence. Students attend Johnson Elementary, Farley Middle and Hutto High, right across the street.