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Carefree, Arizona Real Estate

Founded in the 1950s, Carefree is one of the earliest planned residential communities in Arizona. Town founders and local builders used the natural terrain to create a peaceful environment and "desert friendly" landscaping. Open space is conserved but lot sizes are large and custom homes blend into the rocks and surrounding mountain foothills. Single-family detached homes in Carefree, AZ are priced starting from the mid-$300,000s for homes in gated communities with community swimming pools and spas and scenic mountain views. Large homes with private swimming pools and desert front properties can be purchased in the high $600,000s. Spectacular, newly built estate properties are priced from the high $700,000s to more than $3 million for expansive luxury estates. A limited selection of Carefree condominiums and Maricopa County townhouses are priced from below $100,000 to the mid-$300,000s. Land and lots are also available for custom development.
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A desert oasis where residents enjoy the unique mountain terrain in the Sonoran Desert Foothills, Carefree is far removed from the metropolitan bustle of neighboring Phoenix. The planned residential community is conscientiously integrated among the unique rock outcroppings and boulders native to its natural desert habitat. The tranquil surroundings and mild climate enhances an active outdoor lifestyle in the Desert Foothills. More than 3,500 residents can take advantage of the opportunities for hiking, biking, tennis and golf, as well as a diversity of cultural opportunities.

A western tradition is evident in the numerous local museums, which offer a look back at the area's gold mining history, cowboy memorabilia and Native American artifacts.Carefree is also home to the Giant Sundial, the largest sundial in the Western Hemisphere. Residents and visitors alike are attracted to the many festive annual events held in Carefree and nearby Cave Creek. Musicfest and the Fiesta Days Rodeo and Parade are two of the most popular.

Carefree area students in grades K-12 attend the excellent schools of the Cave Creek Unified School District. Several colleges and universities are in proximity for those who wish to attain a degree in higher education.

Industries that provide employment in Carefree include professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services, finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing, educational, health and social services and retail trade. Real estate options in Carefree consist of single-family detached homes, estate properties, condominiums, townhouses and land lots.

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