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: $1,141,938 / County Average: $735,654

Average Taxes in Carefree: $3,578 / County Average: $3,566

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carefree: $313 / County Average: $274

Average Walkscore in Carefree: 19 / County Average: 29

Average Year Built in Carefree: 1993 / County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Carefree: 124 / County Average: 65

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Neighborhood in Carefree AZ

Boulders Carefree 4 Phase 1 Carefree Carefree Arizona
Carefree Foothills Carefree Grand View Estates 2 Lot 23-40 Carefree Plat 3B
Carefree Rolling Hills 1 Carefree Terrace Condominiums Cow Track Estates 2
Eastwood Reserve At Tranquil Trail Unit 1 The Boulders
Velvet Shadows Village At Carefree Conference Resort

Areas in Carefree AZ

CAREFREE Carefree Foothills Eastwood
The Boulders

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monthly hoa dues includes electric, water and trash. easy Carefree living!...

this five bedroom + den, six bathroom family home offers luxury living in an exclusive Carefree enclave whilst maintaining great access to all points of our gorgeous valley... from the solid mesquite wood front door to the breathtaking wood beamed cei...

Escape to this tranquil retreat. spectacular sunset, golf, and mountain views...

Exquisite custom on private elevated lot where architectural artistry abounds...

the bedrooms are all a very nice size with new carpet plus the master has a huge walk-in closet. Carefree tile in all the right places. the pool and spa are one-of-a kind and just waiting for warmer weather enjoyment. the well built shed is a nice bonus too. you'll find an extra driveway, 2 large gates (1 big enough for an rv) and so much more. no hoa, bring your toys! see remarks for more information. interior photos comin...

bring your toothbrush and swimsuit, forget the rat race and have a Carefree, relaxing experience! $1800 hi-season, $1250 lo-season...

rare opportunity to design and build your custom single level end unit townhome including courtyard, 2 car garage with rooftop deck in Carefree resort living! lots of potential for light and bright design to include hi...

4.5 acres of great investment property right off Carefree hwy...

close to great restaurants, shopping, golfing, hiking, with all of the amenities of Carefree, cave creek and north scottsdale. see document section of listing for plot data and building envelope....

a perfect one story unit for upgrading. the large pool is the nicest one in Carefree. rarely on the market so come see it while it's still available......

new roof 10 year warranty. excellent tatum ranch location. close to Carefree, i 17, desert ridge, 101, great dining and entertainment. this home has it all ! must see.recently appraisal for $405,000 priced to sell....

***awesome opportunity in Carefree crossing*** don't miss this 3 bedroom, 2...

You simply won't find better land in this area.only minutes from Carefree and cave creek, this remarkable property features a development opportunity or sustainable living opportunity, for those that desire to build a compound close to town, but away from it all. if you've ever dreamt of owning your own compound, then you're going to love owning your own 50 acre mountain, with 25 adjacent acres....

close to schools, the ymca, plus shopping and dining of the charming small towns of cave creek and Carefree.easy commute to the city, but peaceful in the foothills....

located on the south slope of black mountain in the town of Carefree. this hillside lot offers endless mountain ranges, colorful sunsets, golf courses an...

stainless appliances, front courtyard fireplace and unique corner sliding glass door wall. quaint Carefree neighborhood of 39 homes nestled in at the corner of pima rd and cave creek rd, this gated community is only 3 years old. the home is en...

** one of the few remaining prime building lots in the desert hills, Carefree, and cave creek area. beautiful gently north sloping 1.25+ acre parcel with natural vegetation, an arroyo r...

minutes from the historic town of cave creek and enchanting town of Carefree. world class golf, restaurants, shopping, hiking. views of black mountain,elephant butte and the continental mountains! this home is amazing! please call me today to schedule a showing....

Fantastic modern santa fe 5 bed, 3.5 bath custom home with a 3 car garage, rv gate , immaculate craftsmanship, and to-be-built new pool...

close proximity to restaurants, library, post office, downtown cave creek. scottsdale and Carefree are within minutes. enjoy the west as it was meant to be. own a piece of a desert paradise with natural features and remarkable open areas. for the single use buyer, think of the possibilities; horses, horse shows, areana, toys, casitas, out buildings. communty outreach. carve your place in the sun....

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