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Serene Luxury Living Surrounded by Activity

Originally designed as a quiet and luxurious master-planned community, Carefree, AZ has today blossomed into a laid-back town filled with amazing local shops and restaurants, beautiful arts and culture, exciting activities and events, world-class golf courses, exciting outdoor adventures, and more. Surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert and the Tonto National Forest, Carefree perfectly blends a serene rural lifestyle with the excitement and amenities of small-town living. Come explore Carefree and discover a lifestyle that truly has it all.

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Why Do Residents Choose Carefree?


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Things to Do

Carefree might be a laid-back town, but it’s filled with activity! Visit Downtown Carefree to find a hub of shopping, dining, entertainment, events, and even breathtaking natural beauty. You can find a plethora of local shops, boutiques, restaurants, and eateries that range from luxurious to laid-back. Discover historic architecture housing modern art galleries at the Historic Spanish Village. Explore the Carefree Desert Gardens, a 4-acre desert oasis of beautiful native fauna that also houses the Carefree Sundial—the third-largest in the Western Hemisphere—as well as the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, the Kiwanis Splash Park, and a desert playground.

And don’t miss out on any of Downtown Carefree’s local events, like Thunderbird Artists Fine Art & Wine Festival, Artisan Gift Markets, Sunday Concert Series, Enchanted Pumpkin Garden, Farmers Markets, and Christmas in Carefree, featuring a full month of activities, including Desert Garden Glitters, Tree Lighting, Christmas Market, Santa’s Workshop, concerts, fireworks, Gingerbread House Competition, Chanukah Celebration, and more.

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Parks & Recreation

The outdoor recreation in and around Carefree truly is exceptional. From Yoga and Tai Chi at Desert Gardens to stunning desert vistas from atop untouched mountains, Carefree truly has something for everyone. Find hiking trails that range from easy to challenging at Cave Creek Regional Park, Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, or throughout the Tonto National Forest.

And beautiful natural lakes all throughout the area offer exceptional boating, fishing, skiing, swimming, hiking, camping, picnicking, wildlife viewing, and more. Nearby Bartlett Lake and Lake Pleasant are a popular favorites for numerous activities, while the secluded Horseshoe Reservoir is ideal for those seeking an escape to quiet and tranquility.

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Golf & Relaxation

Throughout the area, you can also enjoy the relaxation and bliss of beautiful wellness resorts, like the Carefree Resort & Conference Center and Spirit of the Desert Retreat Center. And amazing golf courses and resorts are scattered throughout Carefree, Cave Creek, and North Scottsdale—including Desert Forest Golf Club, Dove Valley Golf Course, Rancho Manana Golf Course, The Boulders, and more.

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Beautiful Neighborhoods & Homes

Originally designed as a master-planned community, Carefree truly is built for exceptional living. Its stunning neighborhoods feature beautiful and luxurious homes tucked along quiet, winding roads into the peaceful and serene natural setting of the Sonoran Desert. Clean air, less traffic, amazing neighborhoods, and breathtaking desert and mountain views are just part of what make life in Carefree so truly amazing.

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Educational Opportunities

Students of Carefree are served by the Cave Creek Unified School District, which is ranked the #21 Best Public School District in Arizona. Students attend the district’s top-rated schools, including Black Mountain Elementary, Desert Willow Elementary, Horseshoe Trails Elementary, Lone Mountain Elementary, Desert Sun Academy, and Child’s Play Preschool.

Students also have access to amazing local private school options, including Cave Creek Montessori, Dynamite Montessori, and Foothills Academy.


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Carefree at a Glance

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Quick Facts

Population: 3,526
Growth Since 2000: + 20.5%
County: Maricopa
Median Home Price: $769,000

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Travel & Commute

Scottsdale: 30 min
Downtown Phoenix: 40 min
Chandler: 50 min
Glendale: 45 min


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