Carmel Gate is situated in the attractive leafy district of Temple Fortune. The area is renowned for its stylish shopping, from elegant boutiques to Waitrose and M&S, and boasts a broad selection of cafés and restaurants. Neighbouring Golders Green, Finchley and Hampstead Garden Suburb also offer a multitude of retail and leisure possibilities.

Hampstead Heath with its rambling hills and ancient woodlands is also nearby. The wider area is renowned for its numerous high-achieving primary and secondary schools including Henrietta Barnet, which is close by. Many of the local schools consistently achieve some of the best exam results in the country.