Characterized as an upscale residential area, Carefree was conceived in the mid-1950s by business partners K.T. Palmer and Tom Darlington as a master-planned community. Land sales began in 1955 and homebuilding followed shortly after in 1958. Typical of Carefree's character are its street names-- Tranquil Trail, Easy Street, Ho-and-Hum Roads and Long Rifle, Stagecoach and Bloody Basin-- which reflect both its quiet, casual air as well as its Western heritage. The motto of Carefree is "Home of Cowboys and Caviar, Where the Old West Meets the New."
It is bordered by the city of Scottsdale to the south and the town of Cave Creek to the west. Carefree and Cave Creek are often thought of as a single community.
According to the US Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.9 square miles.
Vast stretches of the wide-open Sonoran Desert, pristine mountain vistas, giant boulder formations and towering saguaro cacti are all part of the magical landscape of Carefree.
Carefree Grandview Estates: A gated community on the south slope of Black Mountain set among the boulders of the mountain and with views in all directions. There are 41 home sites. The lots range from about 1.5 to 3.5 acres. The price of homes within the community begin at approximately $1,500,000. Click here to view homes for sale
Black Mountain Foothills: A lovely smaller upscale gated community at the base of Black Mountain on the south side of the mountain. There are 41 lots that are approximately 1.5 acres each. Homes range in size from approximately 3000 sq ft-5000 sq ft and prices begin at approximately $1,000,000. Click here to view homes for sale
Carefree Foothills: A community of 75 home sites set at the south side of Black Mountain at the base. Homes are set on lots of .5 acre to 5 acres. Click here to view homes for sale
The Boulders: The master planned community & world renowned golf community set on 13,000 beautiful acres of pristine high Sonoran desert with incredible boulder formations and open space is located in North Scottsdale & Carefree. Two 18-hole championship level golf courses were designed by Jay Moorish. The membership cap is 400. Homes sizes range from approximately 2000 sq ft to 5000 or more sq ft. The Golden Door Spa is also on site. Click here to view homes for sale
Los Reales at Carefree: 16 lots within this small gated community at the south side at the base of Black Mountain. The lots range from .5- 1.75 acres. Click here to view homes for sale
Carefree Ironwood Estates (Provence): Set at the base of Black Mountain this small gated community has 25 lots that range in size from ¾ of an acre to 11/2 acres. Click here to view homes for sale
Carefree Sentinel Rock: Located on the Saguaro studded west slope of Black Mountain with wonderful sunset views. 134 lots ranging in size from ½ acre to 2 ¾ acres. Click here to view homes for sale
Skyranch at Carefree:On the north side of Carefree is this unique subdivision. It is a privately owned airport and residential airpark. Homes and hangers are available for sale. Click here to view homes for sale
Carefree Rolling Hills: 122 lots in this older community with rolling hills and winding streets. Many of the homes have been updated. Click here to view homes for sale