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: $1,719,567 / County Average: $861,986

Average Taxes in Carefree: $2,981 / County Average: $2,504

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carefree: $521 / County Average: $377

Average Walkscore in Carefree: 24 / County Average: 30

Average Year Built in Carefree: 1996 / County Average: 1995

Average Days on Website in Carefree: 43 / County Average: 34

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Carefree Arizona Cow Track Estates Reserve At Tranquil Trail Unit 1
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Carefree Rolling Hills Reserve at Tranquil Trail Ridgeview Estates

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See this amazing new listing on the south side of Carefree hwy situated on a total of 2.6 ac...

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....

nighthawk consists of 9 multi acre home sites meticulously planned by renowned architect and Carefree resident, gerry jones. every lot and building envelope has been created with the terrain and adjacent lots in mind. conveniently located within walking distance to area shopping and restaurants. the first gerry jones design home in nighthawk is also available on lot 3. **seller will entertain financing on any of the lots within nighth...

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

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 exp...

24 acre hillside lot offers endless panoramic view corridors including multiple mountain ranges, colorful sunsets, golf courses, and endless city lights of Carefree, scottsdale, phoenix and beyond. the elevation at street level is approximately 2850' located minutes from casual and fine dining, shopping, public & private golf courses and ju...

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....

paved roads w/underground utilities (water, natural gas, electric, cable & phone). conveniently located near Carefree town center and the heart of cave creek. build-to-suit option....

Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac, this boulders home is a warm retreat...

Investors! this undeveloped area is very high on black mountain, and adjacent to the preserve on its north border...

the excellent north valley location offers easy access to northern arizona, Carefree, cavecreek! tramonto also offers 3 community pools (1 heated, 2 with hot tubs), parks, playgrounds, volleyball, tennis, b-ball courts etc. this...

Nicely in the heart of the highly desired town of Carefree is truly the designer's dream come true. owners have taken great pri...

hiking and recreation at lake pleasant is a short 8 mile trip down the Carefree highway just past the taiwan semiconductor plant being constructed now this property has it all and no h.o.a. don't miss out on this opportunity!aerial topography link:

there is already a shared well agreement, and easement to lot. conveniently located to i-17 and cave creek/Carefree area. buyer to verify location of utilities and facts....

this delightful 5br 3ba home has an open floor plan giving that Carefree feeling . kitchen has many cabinets ,is open & enhanced with granite counter tops, full back splash, stainless appliances and a pantry....

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....

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

privacy on a 10 acre lot surrounded by county owned land. minutes from north scottsdale, Carefree and cave creek where there are restaurants, bars, and shops. anything you desire for comfort and luxury!...

25 acre parcel in nice morristown location north of Carefree hwy. ...

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 s...

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Quantum of Arizonas, REALTORS
34406 N 27th Drive #140
Phoenix, AZ