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.
Carefree borders Cave Creek, AZ and the two regions share many of the same amenities. In fact, Cave Creek and Carefree are often considered to be one community. They both offer an elegant, but laidback desert lifestyle just out of reach of the big city lights. The motto around these parts is “Home of Cowboys and Caviar, Where the Old West Meets the New.” This reflects the fact that this is a very upscale area.
Many people visit Carefree to see the Sundial, as this is a popular tourist attraction. It is amongst the largest working sundials in the Western hemisphere and measures 90 feet in diameter. One of the popular local places for tourists to stay is the Carefree Resort and Conference Center. This building is situated on 23 beautiful acres and the resort has 222 rooms.
Only 17 miles east of Carefree is Bartlett Lake, which is a water attraction where you can swim, fish, hike or boat. Owners of Carefree homes also have easy access to the Spur Cross Conservation area that spans over 2,000 miles of diverse Sonoran desert. Of course, there is also the Cave Creek Recreation area that has gorgeous trails that loop around the mountain.
Neighborhoods in Carefree, AZ
- Black Mountain Foothills
- Boulders Carefree
- Carefree Foothills
- Carefree Fore
- Carefree Grand View Estates
- Carefree Sentinel Rock Estates
- Cow Track Estates
- Crossings at Carefree
- Ranchitos del Ray
- Velvet Shadows
Carefree Homes For Sale
It is estimated that there are less than 2,000 residences in Carefree. Currently, the price for a house or condo starts around $300,000. Carefree homes go all the way up to 7 figures with some parcels selling for over $1 million.
Carefree homes are near a lot of entertainment. For example there is the Boulders Resort and the Golden Door Spa. Also there are a wide variety of restaurants. Downtown Carefree’s Easy Street has cute stores as well as boutiques and galleries. There is a small amphitheater in downtown Carefree, which hosts the farmer’s market.
Which homes for sale you would like to view?
- Up to $500,000
- $500,000 – $700,000
- $700,000 – $900,000
- $900,000 – $1,500,000
- $1,500,000 – $2,500,000
- $2,500,000 and Up
Condos For Sale
There are several condo and townhome complexes in the area. To make it easier to search for condos within your budget we took all condos for sale in Carefree and organized them by price range. If you would like a custom search built with property types and price ranges to send you daily emailed updated, please contact our North Scottsdale Real Estate Team.
The aftermath of the turn of the market was a wave of foreclosures throughout all of Arizona including in the town of Carefree. The choice of bank owned homes is much less than it was in 2011, but there are still some foreclosures for sale.
All Lots and Land
Carefree has some of the most gorgeous views in all of the Valley. The higher elevation creates picturesque panoramas of city lights. This area has not been overbuilt, there are plenty of lots and land for sale that you can build your dream house on. We have helped clients buy land to use in several ways. Some buy land to subdivide into several lots as an investment and others buy single lots to build a second home. Share with us what you are trying to accomplish with your real estate purchase and we’ll see if we can help.
Selling a Home in Carefree Arizona
Since the Carefree real estate market has changed dramatically over the past 2 years, many homeowners are not sure whether they are ready to list their home on the market or not. The Sibbach Team of North Scottsdale will help you answer that question by providing an accurate home value estimate of your property. Some sellers use automated online tools to find the value of their home. Even though this can be fun (or torturous) when you’re serious about selling you need an opinion from a real estate team experienced in your neighborhood.
Carefree is so unique I think the automated home value tools are normally off by 10-20%. One thing that makes me a professional Carefree real estate agent is that I only list homes that will sell. If I tell you how much your real estate is worth, it’s because that’s the highest price it will get in today’s market conditions. We are not in the top 1% of real estate agents in Maricopa County because we take over-priced listings that will never sell. We are realistic. We value our time and your time.