The idea of owning Carefree real estate conjures up images of warm days and a laidback atmosphere. This is indeed the case in this community north of Scottsdale. This residential area is about 20 miles northeast of Phoenix. It is about a 48-minute drive from Carefree to old town Scottsdale, but there are several shopping and entertainment areas much closer. For example, the town borders Tonto National Forest which offers world-class access to nature including mountains and lakes stretching over 3 million acres.