When Clay Terrace opened in Carmel, Indiana, I was thrilled to have quality shopping right down the street. I had my concerns, of course. Shopping outdoors and a lack of department store anchors were my main issues. But, I’ve decided I actually love it for exactly those reasons — and more! Clay Terrace is gorgeous, and I feel like I’m in a movie every time I walk up and down the brick sidewalks to shop.
Now that it has been here a few years, I can safely say Clay Terrace is the best mall around, even with so many other shopping choices in Indianapolis. But don’t take my word for it — here are 10 photos to prove it!
Forget winding around a square mall searching for the entrance you need. Stores in Clay Terrace are located on either side of Clay Terrace Boulevard, so it’s a straight shot to whatever you need.
Roundabouts. Seriously. They make driving through the mall fast and easy. There is only one stoplight on Clay Terrace Boulevard, with the rest of the intersections managed by roundabouts.
I was worried about parking at Clay Terrace, but there are several large lots in multiple areas behind the mall stores plus off-street parking in front. Even during the holiday season, I can find parking near the stores I plan to shop.
If you need a break or have to wait for someone, there are lovely park benches throughout the mall. Not only are the rest areas prettier than other malls, but there seem to be so many more to choose from.