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Sophisticated community that embraces the incredible natural desert landscape around it.

About Carefree, AZ Real Estate

Beautiful hidden-gem community just outside of Phoenix
Drive just north of Phoenix, and you’ll find yourself running into the peaceful and picturesque community of Carefree. This masterfully designed community was conceived in the 1950s by business partners K.T. Palmer and Tom Darlington, who sought to create the ideal suburban neighborhood.
Since that time, Carefree has grown into one of the most elite and upscale residential communities in Arizona, with a small population of around 4,000. As one of the most desirable towns in the state, it comes with various advantages that residents love, including serenity, a family-friendly atmosphere, safety, proximity to the city, and some of the most beautiful landscapes around. 
The community’s dedication to preserving the Sonoran desert surrounding it is one of the principal reasons for its success. There is a distinct appreciation for the environment within the community, with many residents working hard to ensure the world around them stays as natural and abundant as possible both now and in the future.

What to Love

  • Idyllic natural desert landscape
  • High-end and luxurious community with numerous amenities
  • Sense of peace and security
  • Dedication to environmental preservation 

People & Lifestyle

Carefree is one of the most desirable communities in the area, and it has attracted a wide range of people from across Arizona. Nearly half the population holds a bachelor’s degree or higher, and many work in white-collar, professional positions. As a result, the average annual household income for Carefree is well over the national average. 
Many homeowners living in the Carefree community enjoy the deep connection with the outdoors that permeates the neighborhood. Many residents enjoy spending their free time partaking in the wide variety of outdoor recreational activities in the surrounding area, as well as volunteering with the numerous non-profit organizations that put on events and festivals throughout the year.  

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The dining and entertainment scenes surrounding Carefree are some of the best around, with various world-class eateries, local bars, and entertainment venues for residents to visit. CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa is a highly-rated and renowned escape for those looking to relieve the stresses of their day-to-day lives and reconnect with the beautiful world around them. Not only do they offer a variety of wellness classes and spa opportunities, but they also have fantastic dining options at their specialty market, Seed, and outstanding restaurant, Terras, where they offer a fresh take on locally-inspired dining.    
The English Rose Tea Room is another popular Carefree spot. This formal English tea setting leaves guests feeling as if they’ve stepped into the English countryside with a varied selection of teas and an accompanying menu that includes delights such as tea sandwiches, cottage pie, and an outstanding salmon quiche. 
Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse is undoubtedly a local favorite. Their innovative and unique approach to classic steakhouse dishes has put them on the culinary map. Their menu includes slow-roasted prime rib, Atlantic Salmon with asparagus risotto, and a mouthwatering filet mignon.

Things to Do

Residents in Carefree can easily make their way over to Phoenix to enjoy the array of entertainment and recreational opportunities available in the city. However, Carefree itself also offers several fun and exciting events throughout the year. The Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year. Started to highlight and support the spread of art and culture throughout the local communities, this event brings together exceptional wine-makers, artists, musicians, and creators of all kinds to celebrate the region’s beauty and all it has to offer. 
The Carefree Desert Gardens are an oasis in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. With over four acres of beautifully maintained botanical gardens for visitors to stroll through and explore, it’s no wonder why so many guests leave feeling a much stronger connection with nature. This appreciation for the local landscape continues on throughout the community and plays an essential part in the overall personality of the neighborhood.

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