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: $1,967,609 / County Average: $1,012,205

Average Taxes in Carefree: $4,429 / County Average: $3,448

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carefree: $461 / County Average: $380

Average Walkscore in Carefree: 21 / County Average: 32

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

Average Days on Website in Carefree: 69 / County Average: 38

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'old world charm', behind wooden gates, very private courtyard setting...

With easy access to both Carefree highway and the 60 highway, you are within 15 minutes to lake pleasant...

this lot has the potential to build a master suite and 2nd bath and still have extra land.the best deal in Carefree!!!...

granite in both baths. within walking distance of the excellent Carefree restaurants and boutique shops. close to some of the best golfing and hikes in az. minutes from bartlett lake. hoa fees include: a/c, heat, water, trash, ext. and roof maintenance. unique condo with 2 entrances giving you options for your guests!...

Furnished townhome, located in the heart of Carefree with unobstructed views of the continental mountains and nature preserve...

excellent location for your custom home just off of i-17 and Carefree hwy. zoning allows for splitting the land. builder & lender referrals available....

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

Charming boulders home with three spacious bedrooms available for your seasonal or long term rental...

I-million dollar neighborhood of lone mountain in Carefree ranch. this guard-gated community is located in the high sonoran desert with miles of breatht...

just over 1 mile to i-17 & 303 freeways. just over 2 miles to Carefree highway. less than 1/2 mile from 21,000 acre sonoran mountain preserve....

this home will offer plenty of space and privacy. just minutes to scottsdale, Carefree and cave creek with plenty of stores, restaurant...

Absolutely stunning Carefree estate on over 2 acres, 5 bedrooms, pool, gorgeous mountain views, granite + 3 car garage...

great for allergies, not a stitch of carpet to be found! low hoa! Carefree crossing close to restaurants, shopping, hiking trails, parks and more! come see this stunner today....

Iver / desert hills area with easy access to both Carefree highway and interstate - backs up to state trust land and o...

E highly sought after gated section of beautiful Carefree crossing. stately home on prime lot with mountain vie...

This contemporary territorial is a designer gem features the finest materials and finishes...


utilities that supply other properties along 3rd street are aps, sw gas, Carefree water and are subject to approval from suppliers for any new construction. to determine if your intended use is possible contact...

Unity to own a gorgeous single level townhouse in Carefree conference resort with no one above and a private 2 car garage. no expense ...

quiet area with multi-million dollar homes! walking distance to the quaint towns of Carefree and cave creek, or just minutes to scottsdale. parcel has been split. see mls #6220170 for 9.44 acre parcel or mls #6234887 for adjacent 4.75 acres....

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