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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

$1,038,134

AVERAGE PRICE OF 120 HOMES

$710,015

AVERAGE PRICE OF 2 DISTRESSED HOMES

$1,660,179

AVERAGE PRICE OF 52 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOMES

$1,955,966

AVERAGE PRICE OF 6 NEWLY BUILT HOMES

$1,450,661

AVERAGE PRICE OF 67 HOMES WITH A POOL

$929,008

AVERAGE PRICE OF 48 REDUCED PRICE HOMES

Average Home

Average Price $1,038,134
Avg Bedrooms 3 beds
Avg Bathrooms 3.4 baths

Average Price by Bedrooms

1 bedroom $194,450
2 bedrooms $347,207
3 bedrooms $1,037,288
4 bedrooms $1,295,550
5 bedrooms $1,806,222
Carefree Home Price Trends
  1/2018 12/2017 11/2017 10/2017 9/2017
Total Listings 112 106 118 109 93
Average Price $1,022,353 $1,003,446 $1,009,875 $1,016,015 $1,032,657
Avg Price Change +1.88% -0.64% -0.61% -1.64% -2.32%
Median Price $830,951 $807,227 $822,794 $815,970 $806,280
Med Price Change +2.94% -1.93% +0.84% +1.20% -3.65%
Avg Bedrooms 3 beds 3 beds 3 beds 3 beds 3 beds
Avg Bathrooms 3.39 baths 3.38 baths 3.5 baths 3.52 baths 3.55 baths
Home Price by High School
School Name Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Market
Black Mountain Elementary School 1 $421,700 47 days
Cactus Shadows High School 118 $1,042,029 126 days
Cactus View Elementary School 1 $1,195,000 33 days
Home Price by House Size
Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Market
All Homes 120 $1,038,134 124 days
Distressed Homes 2 $710,015 79 days
Multi-Million Dollar Homes 52 $1,660,179 139 days
Newly Built Homes 6 $1,955,966 149 days
Homes with a Pool 67 $1,450,661 140 days
Reduced Price Homes 48 $929,008 172 days

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