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: $1,518,645 / County Average: $1,002,673

Average Taxes in Carefree: $3,035 / County Average: $2,754

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carefree: $486 / County Average: $411

Average Walkscore in Carefree: 23 / County Average: 30

Average Year Built in Carefree: 1994 / County Average: 1995

Average Days on Website in Carefree: 43 / County Average: 30

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Carefree Palms Unit 101-106 & 201-206

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this premium neighborhood is a cut-above, offering the discriminating buyer optimum privacy, quality, and a truly rewarding lifestyle in the foothills above the valley. cave creek and sister town Carefree are a destination for art, fine dining, eclectic shops, and historic cowboy flair. 7 custom lots are available today, ranging from 4.4 to 5.6 acres....

located on stagecoach pass, the enclave of estates at Carefree has been designed for five new custom homes. the lots are richly vegetated with saguaros and other native species. they have majestic mountain views. spectacular sunsets. they have been designed thoughtfully with the terrain and adjoining parcels in mind. located w...

Desert views & charm abound in this boulders home. main house boasts great room bordered w/french doors, grand fireplace & indoor/outdoor entertaining spaces...

this seller waited for several years for this phenomenal home on one of the best lots in Carefree. the street name says it all and it is the type of upscale custom home you can see views from every area of the home. bring your designer with you and explore the upside of ...

extensive improvements and sharp detail fill this home inside & out giving a true feeling of Carefree lifestyle with no hoa. situated perfectly on 1.67 acres boasts privacy and expansive views that you need to see to appreciate. inside yo...

street parking and attached storage closet. close to downtown Carefree and cave creek. to be sold as-is. occupants 18 years or older. see cc&rs....

Veniently situated in desert hills, just south of Carefree hwy, offering no hoa, views and privacy! adjacent to sonoran preserve land...

close to fine dining, shopping and all the fun events of Carefree and cave creek, this is priced to sell and won't last....

Er. gorgeous 360 degree views with access to both Carefree hwy & i-17. property backs up to state trust land & offers changes...

Dramatic beautiful views from every window! this elevated lot in a dark sky environment provides dramatic zen like vistas at sunrise, sunset & moonlight nights...

7 acre lot providing captivating city lights, serene desert & mountain view's offering a radiant Carefree lifestyle in Carefree, az! extensive major improvements made by current owners since acquisition. coffered & beamed ce...

Carefree ranches *now building* 1+ acre semi custom home sites with no hoa...

Re parcel of pristine sonoran desert available in Carefree. the parcel features elevated views of black mountain, but is diverse in its topography and offers equally beautiful scenery in all directions including washes, saguaros ...

and if you do leave, easy access to the back gate onto Carefree hwy into town for restaurants and shopping. many modern updates include wifi pool, hvac, irrigation system controls. new roof 2022. call now!...

Carefree ranches *now building* 1+ acre semi custom home sites with no hoa...

Jewel box of a home located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the boulders...

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...

enjoy beautiful views of surrounding mountains & glorious sunsets from the roof deck and Carefree days by the pool. the backyard features a ramada w/ outdoor kitchen, cantera stone pavers, retractable shades, and a built-in misting system. a graceful gated courty...

your chance to own approximately 26 acres in guard gated Carefree ranch homesteads within the sonoran desert. desert mountain golf or social memberships are available by separate purchase....

Welcome to 1505 n indian rock in the luxurious boulders community...

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