Welcome to Carefree

Living in the neighborhoods of Carefree offers a lifestyle not found in the big city. However, the proximity to the city allows residents to enjoy the best of both worlds. There is fast access to work, shopping, dining, and entertainment. However, when returning home, residents are greeted by peace, tranquility, and natural views not afforded in the city. 
Larger lots and sprawling single-story houses are the norms in Carefree's more remote and natural areas. Unlike the very regimented homeowners’ associations and small lots found in the city, Carefree residents enjoy lots ranging from one to over five acres and the freedom to use the land as they choose. Many have extensive outdoor living features, cabanas, casitas, massive swimming pools, and tennis courts. 
The houses in the area range from a nice starter home at 1,600 square feet to massive executive estates exceeding 8,000 square feet. This enormous variation in size means buyers will find houses with two to seven bedrooms and just as many bathrooms. Other features expected in the community are chef-quality kitchens, home offices, home gyms, and theater rooms. 
Pricing in the high-demand zip code of 85377 and Cave Creek Unified School District also varies greatly depending on the type and size of the property. Smaller homes on less land can be found for under $500k or less if the buyer is willing to take on some upgrades and renovation projects. At the high end of the spectrum, the numbers can reach eight or more bedrooms and just as many bathrooms. Prices for these estates will reach well into the multimillion range. 

Local Recommendations 

Heart & Soul Cafe
  • Hearty American eats from breakfast to burgers served in a room featuring an old car as art.
Giordano Trattoria Romana
  • Long-standing option for traditional Italian dining with wines & full bar in cozy, quaint environs.
  • Authentic, family-run eatery serving pizza & Italian entrees, with beers on tap.
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Overview for Carefree, AZ

5,848 people live in Carefree, where the median age is 59.9 and the average individual income is $80,696.94. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

59.9 years

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Around Carefree, AZ

There's plenty to do around Carefree, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Saucy Pasta, Whisper Rock Golf Club, and Heartmind T'ai Chi.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.16 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.45 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.52 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.29 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Carefree, AZ

Carefree has 2,743 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Carefree do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,848 people call Carefree home. The population density is 222.63 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

52.07 / 47.93%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
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