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Carefree

Why you'd want to live in Carefree

Located a short drive north of the Scottsdale, Arizona, the sibling towns of Carefree and Cave Creek are just what the proverbial doctor ordered when you’re looking to get away from the urban and suburban hustle and bustle. Surrounded by lush desert and soaring granite boulders, these two towns enjoy a wealth of differences, but also share a common history as well as the magical splendors of midnight-black night skies, magnificent mountain vistas and stands of towering saguaros that clamber across the rugged landscape. The luxuriously laidback town of Carefree is lined with lighthearted street names, a la Easy Street and Ho and Hum. Flaunting drop dead dazzling views of the massive rock outcroppings and gigantic boulders that dominate this part of Arizona’s high Sonoran habitat, Carefree’s ritzy winding pathways meander past stunning contemporary territorials, secluded Tuscan villas and sprawling hacienda-style homes, many with elegant alfresco entertaining areas that take advantage of the spectacular scenery. Additionally, world-class resort communities show off with hidden-hideaway homes and lock-and-leave villas, all enchantingly nestled into the dramatic landscape. Carefree’s western neighbor, Cave Creek, enjoys a flamboyantly colorful history as a no-holds-barred, rough and tumble mining and ranching town, and still boasts a bit of her original spirited independent streak. Most homes in Cave Creek offer a country/ranch lifestyle, complete with horse privileges and desert trails, with the 2.9 million-acre Tonto National Forest just north of town providing abundant recreational opportunities. Filled with fabulous boutiques, upscale shopping, fine dining, quaint eateries, unique galleries and lavish resorts, Carefree and Cave Creek are definitely top of the mind when it comes to kicking back and relaxing in high Arizona style.

Carefree Market Report

$1,002,367

AVERAGE PRICE OF 117 HOMES

$1,133,500

AVERAGE PRICE OF 4 DISTRESSED HOMES

$1,751,734

AVERAGE PRICE OF 39 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOMES

$1,486,971

AVERAGE PRICE OF 7 NEWLY BUILT HOMES

$1,384,453

AVERAGE PRICE OF 63 HOMES WITH A POOL

$950,849

AVERAGE PRICE OF 42 REDUCED PRICE HOMES

Average Home

Average Price $1,002,367
Avg Bedrooms 3 beds
Avg Bathrooms 3.51 baths

Average Price by Bedrooms

1 bedroom $168,900
2 bedrooms $397,518
3 bedrooms $820,884
4 bedrooms $1,373,168
5 bedrooms $1,587,146
Carefree Home Price Trends
  10/2017 9/2017 8/2017 7/2017 6/2017
Total Listings 109 93 95 108 123
Average Price $1,016,015 $1,032,657 $1,056,639 $1,013,866 $1,038,261
Avg Price Change -1.64% -2.32% +4.22% -2.41% +0.59%
Median Price $815,970 $806,280 $835,730 $815,000 $838,038
Med Price Change +1.20% -3.65% +2.54% -2.83% -1.13%
Avg Bedrooms 3 beds 3 beds 3 beds 3 beds 3 beds
Avg Bathrooms 3.52 baths 3.55 baths 3.61 baths 3.58 baths 3.58 baths
Home Price by High School
School Name Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Market
Cactus High School 1 $989,000 n/a
Cactus Shadows High School 116 $1,002,482 n/a
Home Price by House Size
Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Market
All Homes 117 $1,002,367 n/a
Distressed Homes 4 $1,133,500 n/a
Multi-Million Dollar Homes 39 $1,751,734 n/a
Newly Built Homes 7 $1,486,971 n/a
Homes with a Pool 63 $1,384,453 n/a
Reduced Price Homes 42 $950,849 n/a

School Data

Highly Rated Carefree Schools

8

BLACK MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8

DESERT MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8

DESERT SUN ACADEMY
Middle School
Public

8

CACTUS SHADOWS HIGH SCHOOL
High School
Public