The town of Carefree was founded in the 1950s by K.T. Palmer and Tom Darlington, and incorporated in 1984. It covers about 8.5 square miles of beautiful Sonoran Desert, and is bordered by the town of Cave Creek to the west, the Tonto National Forest to the north, and the city of Scottsdale to the south and east. Known for its sundial located in the center of town, and for its whimsical street names, the town of Carefree suggests a leisurely style of life. Home construction began in the late 1950s and continues through today, but thanks to strict zoning regulations, its architecture blends in with its desert surroundings, and its population density remains low. While there are custom home sites and horse properties in the outlying areas, the subdivisions closer to the center of town tend to consist of townhouses, patio homes, apartment style flats, and single family detached homes – nineteen different ones are selectable from the Communities drop-down menu.
Carefree, and its neighbor to the west, Cave Creek, always seem to have some entertaining events in the works. Check out the Upcoming Events in the link below, as well as links that touch on the history and future of both communities through active conservation efforts. Please take some time to browse, and learn a little about the area.