Carefree

Positioned just north of Scottsdale, Carefree is a luxurious desert oasis with small-town charm. Established in the 1950s by entrepreneurs K.T. Palmer and Tom Darlington, Carefree is a community that has stayed true to its mission of protecting and preserving the pristine indigenous desert growth.

Its natural beauty, tranquil atmosphere and year-round outdoor activities attract residents and visitors of all ages. From upscale resorts and championship golf courses to quaint boutiques and unique restaurants, Carefree provides a lifestyle for every taste. 


Downtown Carefree is charming and is the center of activity throughout the year. Anchored by Easy Street, it hosts a collection of restaurants, boutiques, wine bars. galleries and more. Museums and local artisans showcase the area’s storied past and thriving present. 

Within the stunning Carefree Desert Gardens sits the Carefree Sundial landmark, the largest sundial in the country. Erected in 1959, it was designed by architect Joe Wong and solar engineer John Yellott.

A new splash pad for children was unveiled and has quickly become another way for the community to get together and enjoy the Carefree lifestyle.

Carefree is even home to a small airport and airport community called Sky Ranch. Sky Ranch residents have the option to fly in, land and park their planes in the hangers right near their homes. 

The birthplace of extreme mountain architecture, Carefree’s signature home designs — originated by renowned architect Gerry Jones — continue to be in demand 50 years later. 

In addition to a variety of luxury single-family homes,  many of them located within The Boulders or nestled into Black Mountain, condominiums and townhomes offer myriad real estate options. 




Carefree Events

Carefree is home to several annual Art & Wine Festivals, community events as well as a seasonal farmer's market. 

A varied collection of live performances and events take place throughout the year in the city center's Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. 


Carefree Schools

Carefree students fall under the Cave Creek Unified School District. Please visit the Arizona Department of Education's School Report Card section for more information about the schools and their performance metrics.


Search Carefree Homes for Sale

Carefree Condos and Townhomes for Sale

$199,900
2 beds - 2 Baths

7402 E Carefree Drive #211-212

Carefree, Arizona

Listing office: Liberty Properties & Associate

MLS® ID: 5661252

$589,000
3 beds - 2 Baths

1004 Boulder Drive

Carefree, Arizona

Listing office: Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

MLS® ID: 5660285

$319,000
3 beds - 2+ Baths

36601 N MULE TRAIN Road #C21

Carefree, Arizona

Listing office: My Home Group Real Estate, LLC

MLS® ID: 5658639

$415,000
3 beds - 3+ Baths

7200 E RIDGEVIEW Place #8

Carefree, Arizona

Listing office: Keller Williams Northeast Realty

MLS® ID: 5658048


Carefree Homes Under $1 Million

$684,900
4 beds - 2+ Baths

5867 E Canotia Place

Carefree, Arizona

Listing office: Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

MLS® ID: 5662962

$699,000
4 beds - 2+ Baths

9432 E QUAIL Trail

Carefree, Arizona

Listing office: Realty Executives

MLS® ID: 5662767

$795,000
3 beds - 2 Baths

39030 N SILVER SADDLE Drive

Carefree, Arizona

Listing office: Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

MLS® ID: 5662020

$960,000
3 beds - 2+ Baths

2040 E Smoketree Drive

Carefree, Arizona

Listing office: Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

MLS® ID: 5661013


Carefree Homes Over $1 Million 

 

$1,195,000
5 beds - 6+ Baths

8433 E Carefree Drive

Carefree, Arizona

Listing office: Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

MLS® ID: 5660998

$1,195,000
4 beds - 3+ Baths

8335 E Coronado Trail

Carefree, Arizona

Listing office: Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

MLS® ID: 5658249

$2,195,000
5 beds - 5+ Baths

35802 N MEANDER Way

Carefree, Arizona

Listing office: West USA Realty

MLS® ID: 5499522

$3,800,000
5 beds - 5+ Baths

37251 Nighthawk Way N

Carefree, Arizona

Listing office: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties

MLS® ID: 5637117