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High End Living with a Small Town Feel

The Town of Carefree is the perfect location for a pedestrian-friendly lifestyle that blends the charm of a secluded resort village with the conveniences of everyday urban living. The spectacular golf courses, spa retreats and upscale resorts harmonize seamlessly with the small town appeal that has represented the spirit of Carefree since its beginnings in the 1950s.

Area Amenities

  • Engage in the many Carefree Cultural festivals, art shows, live concerts and entertainment
  • Tee it up at any of the 31 World-class golf courses at your disposal
  • Unwind in the surrounding Luxurious spas and resorts
  • Find new cravings with local restaurants
  • Explore unique boutique shopping
  • Wander The Carefree Desert Gardens and learn about plants native to Arizona
  • Rev up with a scenic Desert hike
  • Have some family fun at the new Carefree Splash pad adjacent to The Carefree sundial, the third largest sundial in the Western Hemisphere
  • Cool off at one of the nearby lakes with waterskiing, picnicking, boating, fishing and camping

About Carefree, AZ

In the 1950s, two developers designed a master-planned community with a vision to preserve the desert environment while creating an upscale desert oasis. The town lent itself to an easy-going lifestyle from the start, with original street names like Lazy Lane and Rocking Chair Road. The developers built under the business name, “Carefree Development Corp,” and eventually, the town’s name of Carefree was born.

Carefree’s sprawling Southwestern Studios, built in 1968, was the backdrop for a wide variety of television shows and movies – Hollywood stars such as Dick Van Dyke, Bob Hope and Paul Newman all shot scenes at the studios. In 1999, the property was redeveloped to accommodate Carefree’s growing retail and residential needs.

The Town of Carefree has natural beauty, desirable weather and laid back energy that originally attracted residents who were inspired by the allure of the Sonoran desert. Carefree has maintained a small town feel, but has also grown with the times. Today, residents and visitors can enjoy lively events and festivals, world-class golf, exceptional local restaurants, farmer’s markets, shops and galleries, all interwoven with the friendly spirit that is undeniably Carefree.

Historic Town of Carefree, Arizona
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Local Events

Carefree hosts a number of local events, including cultural festivals, art shows, live music and entertainment.

Carefree, Arizona water fountain
Carefree Sun Dial

Carefree Area