In 1964, when local Arabs applied for permission to move into the town, Minister of Housing Yosef Almogi replied that "Karmiel was not built to solve the problems for the people in the surrounding area."
During the Second Lebanon War in 2006, Hezbollah fired 180 Katyusha rockets into Karmiel and the neighboring villages, leading to causalities and damages to buildings, roads, and cars.
There are various neighborhoods within Karmiel, and all the homes within a neighborhood look the same, and therefore were developed by the same planner. You can differentiate the neighborhoods by the style of house/condo complex. Each separated neighborhood has its own school, health center, small shopping strip mall, dentist, etc. There is a larger city center which includes a variety of stores, banks, restaurants, etc. Each neighborhood is entered by a different road circle.
Karmiel is a sister city of Pittsburgh, PA, Denver, CO, Metz, France, Hamar, Norway, Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany, and Kisvarda, Hungary.
Karmiel has a strict immigration center that every potential citizen must go through before having the potential of owning a home in the city.