Carefree Arizona is a place for relaxed living in a desert environment of rare beauty. The town of Carefree, settled in the foothills of the Sonoran Desert amid lush terrain and ancient boulders, offers a retreat from the larger cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale to the south.
The splendid beauty of Black Mountain dominates the horizon with spectacular homes perfectly camouflaged amongst the massive boulders and rock formations, allowing Carefree residents to enjoy the natural beauty or their surroundings. A prefect day out in Carefree would include a hike to the top for impressive views of the Sonoran Foothills or a stroll in the center of town.
Carefree’s laid back attitude can be seen in their street names. Here are just a few: Ho Hum, Easy Street, Bloody Basin and Nonchalant.
Carefree Marketplace is the first to welcome visitors as they drive north from Scottsdale. The Marketplace offers a wide variety of services, dining and retail opportunities, as well as an award winning Café.
Following the Sundial signs to the downtown area, Carefree has evolved over the years into an eclectic mix of boutiques, restaurants and galleries. At the center of town is the historic Carefree Sundial, the town’s landmark inspiring the quote “Carefree, where the sun marks time.” Walking the retail district, one can easily see all the charming independent merchants and local services. Spanish Village features a beautiful courtyard with shopping and dining al fresco. The Carefree Galleria building plays host to artists, home décor stores and one of a kind boutiques.
Downtown Carefree and its Amphitheater offer the perfect backdrop for outdoor cultural events, from fine art shows and wine tastings to town concerts and an annual Christmas Festival.
Easy Street is lined with quaint shops and restaurants. Take in the natural beauty of Carefree’s botanical garden with shady seating areas, a sculpture garden, fountains, and play areas for children.
A short drive east from the downtown area takes you towards the town’s own private airport Sky Ranch, and to the famous Carefree Resort and Conference Center. At this historic desert treasure, guests can embrace the Southwestern lifestyle in total relaxation, Arizona-style. Situated on 23 acres peppered with desert wildflowers, towering Saguaro, Giant Ocotillo, and Prickly Pear Cacti, the Carefree Resort & Conference Center is an authentic Southwestern retreat for those is in need of rest, relaxation… and a little bit of rodeo!
Today, Carefree consists of nearly 4,000 residents who pride themselves on maintaining the same quality of life and values that the founding fathers had when they broke ground over 50 years ago. Carefree, Arizona represents a peaceful existence that includes a love for open desert space and a generous and strong community-minded spirit. Make your next home Carefree and see for yourself what makes our town so special. We’re Carefree. Experience the difference.