Carefree Real Estate

Tucked away in the far northeastern corner of the greater Phoenix area, the town of Carefree is situated several miles north of Scottsdale. The town and its 4,500 residents enjoy the quaint Arizonan living in their relatively upscale residential neighborhoods. Constructed in the 1950s as a master-planned community to serve people looking to escape Scottsdale and Phoenix, Carefree is built around the philosophies of stress-free living and convenient lifestyles. In fact, many of the local streets are named after relieving ideas, such as Tranquil Trail, East Street, Stagecoach, and Ho-and-Hum Road. The motto of the town has become “Home of Cowboys and Caviar, Where the Old West Meets the New.”

Carefree has a very popular Concert in the Gardens series that brings in artists of all genres and popularity to perform for free to the local crowd. Families sprawl out on lawn chairs and big towels while curious onlookers turn their heads as they walk by. The local farmers market is also a big draw, especially amongst the chefs in the area who like using locally grown ingredients in their restaurants.

Desert Forest Golf Course, Enchantra Golf Course at The Boulders, Terravita Golf Club, Rancho Manana Golf Club, Desert Mountain Golf Course, and The Legend Trail Golf Club are all nearby golfing facilities. The shear diversity of available and nearby courses speaks to the popularity of the sport in the area as well as the generally older crowd the lives in Carefree. On most days of the year, all of the popular courses are typically booked full with hundreds of golfers criss-crossing award-winning greens all day long.

An interesting fact is that Carefree has fifteen restaurants which means there is one restaurant for every 250 people, the highest per capita ratio in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Because Carefree is situated in the midst of several similar bedroom communities, residents can relax with the peace of mind that they are far removed from the urban sounds, crime, and disturbances of Phoenix without physically being too far to commute daily.