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Carefree, Arizona

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.

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CAREFREE and CAVE CREEK:
Carefree, Arizona
Profile of Carefree via City-Data.com

Town of Carefree
Experience the Difference

Cave Creek, Arizona
Profile of Cave Creek via City-Data.com

Town of Cave Creek
Preserving the Spirit of the Desert

Carefree – Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce
Improving the economic vitality of the business community

Cave Creek Museum
Preserving the historical heritage of the desert foothills

LAND CONSERVATION:
Desert Foothills Land Trust
Protecting the landscape you love

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area on Facebook
The newest addition to the Maricopa County Regional Parks System

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carefree cave creek chamber
town of cave creek

A Statistical Perspective of Carefree Real Estate

Per data from ARMLS®, since August 2007 there have been 271 closed listings among these nineteen subdivisions, of which only 35 were distressed properties (short sales or lender owned).  There are presently 9 active listings resulting in an estimated 4.8 months worth of inventory.  Reviewing the data from only the 236 normal sales, this period has seen an average increase in value of 30.8%, from about $146/sqft up to $191/sqft.  A time series chart is shown below to help illustrate the results.

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All Active Listings in Carefree, Arizona

55 matches found

$299,999
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1156
Year Built: 1975
Subdivision: CAREFREE TERRACE CONDOMINIUMS
Description: SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN VIEWS at the BEST CONDO w/ ELEVATOR in the heart of Ca...
Last Updated: August - 19 - 2019
$320,000
Front of the home
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1841
Year Built: 1980
Subdivision: CANYON RIDGE HOMES
Description: Charming townhouse, right in the heart of Carefree. Light and bright living...
Last Updated: July - 12 - 2019
$340,000
36601 N MULE TRAIN Road, A23, Carefree, AZ 85377
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1970
Year Built: 2002
Subdivision: VILLAGE AT CAREFREE
Description: The Village at Carefree located in the beautiful Sonoran desert. Enjoy the ...
Last Updated: August - 22 - 2019
$350,000
7501 E SUNDANCE Trail, 4, Carefree, AZ 85377
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1485
Year Built: 1983
Subdivision: VISTA DEL NORTE CONDO LOT 1-11
Description: With an exceptional location, located in the heart of Carefree with unobstr...
Last Updated: July - 27 - 2019
$470,000
7199 E Ridgeview Place, 105, Carefree, AZ 85377
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2378
Year Built: 2004
Subdivision: Montacino Carefree
Description: The absolute best of Carefree! This gorgeous Tuscan inspired town home with...
Last Updated: August - 06 - 2019
$498,000
7199 E RIDGEVIEW Place, 111, Carefree, AZ 85377
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2441
Year Built: 2005
Subdivision: MONTACINO CAREFREE CONDOMINIUM
Description: Just reduced 30K! This highly desireable Arno floor plan is located within ...
Last Updated: August - 01 - 2019
$549,000
note the 2 car garage
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1705
Year Built: 2015
Subdivision: Almarte
Description: VIEWS! Sit on your patio and enjoy the views of Black Mountain and the spec...
Last Updated: August - 21 - 2019
$565,000
7200 E RIDGEVIEW Place, 6, Carefree, AZ 85377
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 2578
Year Built: 2006
Subdivision: CLARENDON ESTATES AMD
Description: Great location in exclusive gated Carefree community across from shops . Ex...
Last Updated: August - 03 - 2019
$597,900
60 ALMARTE Circle, Carefree, AZ 85377
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Open House (08/24/2019 - 11:00 am)
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2270
Year Built: 2015
Subdivision: ALMARTE AMD
Description: $5K BUYER BONUS AWARDED TO BUYER AT CLOE OF ESCROW BY AUG 31ST, 2019! This ...
Last Updated: August - 19 - 2019
$599,500
9035 E Cave Creek Road, Carefree, AZ 85377
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2591
Year Built: 1996
Subdivision: VELVET SHADOWS 3
Description: Enjoy Carefree living in this wonderfully maintained & updated home that ac...
Last Updated: August - 18 - 2019

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