Carefree, AZ Real Estate

Carefree AZ Real Estate Overview

Drive North of Phoenix and Scottsdale and discover gracious, “Carefree” living in a desert forest of rare beauty. The Town of Carefree was one of the first master-planned communities in the area. Masterminded by its two founding fathers, KT Palmer and Tom Darlington. Naming the community came from Tom Darlington’s business name, “Carefree Development Corp.” Easy livin’ street names like Easy Street, Ho-Hum and Tranquil Trail were selected to portray the “Carefree” lifestyle people find here.

The Carefree visionaries were fervent in protecting the desert vegetation during the building process. Today the Sonoran desert is a nature lover’s paradise. Towering saguaros, cacti, and wildflowers provide a rich habitat for diverse wildlife. The Carefree area offers a variety of trails for hikers, bicycles and horses ranging from easy to more difficult. Go John Trail, Spur Cross, Seven Springs and Gateway Desert Awareness Park are a few of the favorites.

World-class private golf courses, The Boulders and Desert Forest are situated in the spectacular, scenic, lush Sonoran Desert. Public courses include the beautiful Rancho Manana, Dove Valley and Legend Trails.

The beauty of the Carefree desert inspires artists, musicians and writers. Fine art galleries, festivals and gatherings showcase the works of artists, many of them local. All genres of music are featured from country to jazz. In addition, other entertainment includes live bull riding, rodeo events, western dance lessons, concerts and live theater.

The forward thinking of Palmer and Darlington led to innovative concepts of extreme mountain architecture and construction and subdued exterior colors to preserve the natural beauty of the desert. Carefree offers apartment style flats, townhouses and single-family homes. The homes sold in the past year have ranged in size from 1300 square feet to 6500 square feet. Prices of homes sold ranged from $140,000 to $2,925,000.

Come and enjoy the casual elegance of the Carefree lifestyle!




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Carefree AZ Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Carefree: $1,997,261 / County Average: $971,019

Average Taxes in Carefree: $4,540 / County Average: $3,711

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carefree: $467 / County Average: $373

Average Walkscore in Carefree: 21 / County Average: 33

Average Year Built in Carefree: 1993 / County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Carefree: 68 / County Average: 35

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Welcome to this light, bright, updated home at the colony at Carefree. single level, 2 bedroom, 2 bath split floor plan with 2 car garage and no interior steps. be...

this property is ideal to enjoy the peacefulness of the high sonoran desert and also minutes away from downtown Carefree. unique builder opportunity in an intimate highly desirable location. approved design for 5 very build...

entertain in the gourmet chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances, elegant backsplash, 5 burner gas stove top, an abundance of cabinet space and pantry. enjoy a Carefree lifestyle at fireside with resort amenities at the luxurious community center, award-winning schools, dining, shopping, and freeway access just minutes away....

Wow, current zoning r1-35 town of Carefree. see photos for plat plans for 3 single family home lots or possible 6 single family lots, both plans for gated, with no homes fronting or backing cave creek road...

great area for trails and biking. convenient to i-17, anthem, cave creek, Carefree, and desert hills. aps electric at corner of lot, have access to a shared well with storage tank....

Land for sale, build to suit or joint venture in the heart of cave creek town...

Bom!!! look at that value!!! pure elegance living in the desert in this 5 bedroom, 7 bath estate located in the highly sought after gated community of the reserve at tranquil trail...

R elevated lot in north scottsdale's community of Carefree hills. this to be built home is ready for the future homeowner to make select...

Updated and well-maintained 4141 sf home in desirable cow track estates on 4...

From the front of this beautiful custom home, your eyes take in the detail of the glass and metal door, sweep over the saltillo tile floors through all the main living areas and out the glass doors in back to the infinity edge pool and out to the gorgeous views of sombrero and elephant mountain...

one of the largest exclusive undeveloped parcels in cave creek with all the amenities of cave creek, Carefree and north scottsdale. this is the perfect location to create your ow...

during the day, you can hike or bike ride on a nearby trail or just take in the western atmosphere by exploring the unique shops, galleries and dining experiences all that Carefree and nearby cave creek have to offer....

Spectacular hillside custom home on black mountain; this desert paradise is tucked into the surrounding lush foliage...

Gorgeous corner lot home in eastwood! this beauty offers desert landscaping, stone facade, 2 car garage, and cozy front patio...

guest house used as a very successful airbnb in Carefreearizona....

private yet close enough to all the amenities of cave creek, Carefree and north scottsdale. no hoa! priced to sell....

Million dollar views from this gorgeous piece of property...

major upgrades include new luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout and hvac unit installed 4/2021. Carefree living at its finest! see documents tab for additional information....

resort style community pool and putting green. this gated community is close to artsy Carefree, relaxed cave creek and world class golf courses....

26 acre al beadle designed home sited on the ridge top with the most incredible views in Carefree ! this home ...

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David Patterson
34406 N 27th Drive #140
Phoenix, AZ