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

3,642 people live in Carefree, where the median age is 66.7 and the average individual income is $83,205. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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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.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Whisper Rock Golf Club, Journey Rides, and North Valley Medical and Yoga Center.

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Active 3.45 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.44 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.46 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.29 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.78 miles 27 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.5 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Carefree, AZ

Carefree has 1,839 households, with an average household size of 1.95. 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.


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