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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

$1,080,922

AVERAGE PRICE OF 123 HOMES

$310,000

AVERAGE PRICE OF 1 DISTRESSED HOMES

$1,657,313

AVERAGE PRICE OF 55 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOMES

$1,851,352

AVERAGE PRICE OF 8 NEWLY BUILT HOMES

$1,387,150

AVERAGE PRICE OF 79 HOMES WITH A POOL

$996,194

AVERAGE PRICE OF 59 REDUCED PRICE HOMES

Average Home

Average Price $1,080,922
Avg Bedrooms 3 beds
Avg Bathrooms 3.57 baths

Average Price by Bedrooms

1 bedroom $186,950
2 bedrooms $356,585
3 bedrooms $1,011,946
4 bedrooms $1,278,992
5 bedrooms $1,520,429
Carefree Home Price Trends
  3/2018 2/2018 1/2018 12/2017 11/2017
Total Listings 128 123 112 106 118
Average Price $1,048,136 $1,042,575 $1,022,353 $1,003,446 $1,009,875
Avg Price Change +0.53% +1.98% +1.88% -0.64% -0.61%
Median Price $864,722 $862,928 $830,951 $807,227 $822,794
Med Price Change +0.21% +3.85% +2.94% -1.93% +0.84%
Avg Bedrooms 3 beds 3 beds 3 beds 3 beds 3 beds
Avg Bathrooms 3.45 baths 3.42 baths 3.39 baths 3.38 baths 3.5 baths
Home Price by High School
School Name Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Market
Black Mountain Elementary School 1 $399,999 102 days
Cactus Shadows High School 121 $1,086,805 133 days
Cactus View Elementary School 1 $1,050,000 88 days
Home Price by House Size
Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Market
All Homes 123 $1,080,922 133 days
Distressed Homes 1 $310,000 71 days
Multi-Million Dollar Homes 55 $1,657,313 158 days
Newly Built Homes 8 $1,851,352 163 days
Homes with a Pool 79 $1,387,150 142 days
Reduced Price Homes 59 $996,194 174 days

School Data

Highly Rated Carefree Schools

8

BLACK MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

9

LONE MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8

DESERT SUN ACADEMY
Middle School
Public

8

CACTUS SHADOWS HIGH SCHOOL
High School
Public