Carefree Fast Facts:

  • Established: 1959
  • Incorporated: 1984
  • Area: 8.8 sq. mi.
  • Population: 3,871
  • Elevation: 2,389 ft.

Carefree Real Estate

The Town of Carefree was one of the first master-planned communities in the northeast valley. In the mid 1950s, founding fathers, Kenyon T. (KT) Palmer and Thomas (Tom) D. Darlington, began planning the community and in 1959 the first home was built.

Among lively discussions was naming the town and the streets. The name “Carefree” came from Darlington’s business, named “Carefree Development Corp.” The whimsical street names, such as Ho Road, Hum Road, and their intersection, Ho Hum Road, along with Tranquil Trail, Easy Street and others, were what Palmer and Darlington quipped to be “shaken out of a gin bottle.” Actually they were intentionally selected to depict the type of “Carefree” lifestyle people could expect there.

The town soon became known nationally for its unusual street names and the fervent protection of desert vegetation throughout the building process.

Forward thinking led to the innovative concept of extreme mountain architecture and construction, subdued exterior colors and stringent deed restrictions to preserve property values.

Residential and commercial building continued from 1959 to 1984, when the Town of Carefree incorporated on December 3, 1984.

$3,800,000
For Sale
5
Beds
5
Baths
5,270
Sq Ft
37251 Nighthawk Way
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active
$3,000,000
For Sale
4
Beds
4
Baths
5,369
Sq Ft
4007 E La Ultima Piedra Drive
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active
$2,960,000
For Sale
7
Beds
5
Baths
11,544
Sq Ft
6919 E Languid Lane
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active
$2,495,000
For Sale
4
Beds
4
Baths
6,056
Sq Ft
35649 N Ridgeway Drive
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active
$2,490,000
For Sale
5
Beds
5
Baths
4,387
Sq Ft
8390 E Coronado Trail
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$2,450,000
For Sale
5
Beds
5
Baths
7,516
Sq Ft
8160 E Cow Track Drive
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$2,399,900
For Sale
4
Beds
5
Baths
5,712
Sq Ft
35426 N Ridgeway Drive
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active
Upcoming Open House 11/18 12PM
$2,200,000
For Sale
4
Beds
4
Baths
5,174
Sq Ft
8100 E Grapevine Road
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active
$2,195,000
For Sale
5
Beds
5
Baths
6,645
Sq Ft
35802 N Meander Way
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active
$2,100,000
For Sale
8
Beds
7
Baths
9,437
Sq Ft
37801 N Stirrup Circle
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active
$1,995,850
For Sale
4
Beds
4
Baths
5,262
Sq Ft
36021 N Meander Way
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active
$1,995,000
For Sale
4
Beds
6
Baths
6,071
Sq Ft
6948 E Stagecoach Pass Road
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active
$1,850,000
For Sale
4
Beds
4
Baths
5,587
Sq Ft
35646 N Meander Way
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active
$1,799,000
For Sale
4
Beds
4
Baths
4,958
Sq Ft
2008 E Smoketree Drive
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active
Price Change - 3 days ago
$1,795,000
For Sale
4
Beds
4
Baths
4,477
Sq Ft
7078 E Stagecoach Pass Road
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active
$1,795,000
For Sale
3
Beds
2
Baths
3,677
Sq Ft
1310 E Coyote Pass
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active
$1,795,000
For Sale
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,835
Sq Ft
3067 Ironwood Road
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Under Contract Backups
$1,699,000
For Sale
6
Beds
6
Baths
9,044
Sq Ft
36396 N Sun Rock Way
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,650,000
For Sale
4
Beds
4
Baths
4,213
Sq Ft
6609 E El Sendero Road
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active
$1,595,000
For Sale
4
Beds
5
Baths
6,000
Sq Ft
35635 N Meander Way
Carefree, AZ 85377
Single Family Home - Active