Located south of Edgewood Park is the neighborhood of Mount Carmel, which is bordered by Whipple Avenue on the north, El Camino Real on the east, Jefferson Avenue on the south, and Alameda de las Pulgas on the west. This neighborhood primarily offers single-family residences, though some apartment buildings are located on the east near El Camino Real.
Homes within this neighborhood consist of and one-to two-story homes built between the early 1900s and mid-century, while some newer constructions are dispersed throughout the area. Many older homes have undergone major renovations to blend their more classic styles with fresh, modern-day amenities. Mature trees line the streets, creating a peaceful, shaded setting. The houses in Mt. Carmel range from 700 square feet to over 3,800 square feet. Lot sizes also vary, ranging from about 5,000 square feet to over a half-acre.
This choice location allows many parts of the neighborhood to be within convenient strolling distance of Whole Foods Market, the shops at Sequoia Station, and the downtown area. Residents here can easily reach fine dining and shopping, plus access public transportation, as well as commuting routes along Interstate 280 and Highway 101.
Depending on the location of the home within Mount Carmel, assigned schools may be Clifford Elementary, John Gill Elementary, John F. Kennedy Middle School, and Sequoia High School. Clifford enrolls students in grades K–8 and has an approximate enrollment of 800 students and a student-teacher ratio of about 22:1. John Gill enrolls students in grades K–5 and has over 450 students, with a student-teacher ratio of about 20:1. John Gill feeds into John F. Kennedy Middle School, which boasts a total enrollment of over 800 students, and a student-teacher ratio of about 20:1. This school then feeds into Sequoia High School, which has over 1,800 students, and a student-teacher ratio of approximately 19:1.