Realty Executives Phoenix

Denise van den Bossche 602-980-0737

Associate Broker, Realtor & Team Leader (602) 980-0737

Denise van den Bossche 602-980-0737

Associate Broker, Realtor & Team Leader

Realty Executives Phoenix


Rowdy Music or Peace and Serenity: Welcome to Carefree

This is Carefree living. Carefree borders Scottsdale and Cave Creek AZ. Carefree is known for solitude or peace and serenity with the most amazing Sonora desert views imageable. It is also close to the foot-stomping country music and open mics of rowdy Cave Creek.

Carefree is a rural residential town of approximately 3,700 people, residing in 1,900 homes, slightly more than 8 square miles in area, one of the most popular destinations in North Scottsdale. In addition, it is just an hour drive from downtown Phoenix and Sky Harbor International Airport.

Carefree is well known for its quaint “downtown” where the streets “Ho” and “Hum” converge for a photo opp! Here you can attend Art Fairs, Wine Tasting and Farmers Markets every weekend from October – April.  

Residents adore the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert, the clean air, light traffic, local resorts and year-round outdoor activities including hiking, biking and riding. The most well-known landmarks in Carefree is Black Mountain. This part of north Scottsdale is also close to Bartlett Lake and Tonto National Forest for an endless variety of boating, trail riding and camping.

Carefree is south of Desert Mountain in North Scottsdale, near prestigious communities like Mirabel. Carefree Rolling Hills is an ungated community here with large lots averaging 50,000 square feet, well over an acre, yet homes are smaller, between 2,800 - 4,000 square feet. More.



Home prices are on the higher end of metro-Phoenix cities in Maricopa County. Crime is in the lowest 25% of the nation. The elevation of Carefree is over 1,200 feet higher than Phoenix-Scottsdale city centers, and residents claim there is a 10 degree differential, a sweet place to be in the summer months. In addition, Carefree has a deep aquafer and has been able to avoid the water issues which have plagued various parts of North Scottsdale as developers raced to join in the growth here over the last few decades. In addition, Carefree has no local property tax.

Ask our residents what made them move to Carefree and many will mention the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert, the clean air, less traffic and ideal for people who treasure peace and tranquility in their surroundings. Once living in Carefree, residents stay because of the people and the outdoor lifestyle available to them. Carefree residents are active and involved in a broad cross-section of activities. Ranging from young families to retired professionals, they are all living their lives to the fullest.



The Boulders

The Boulders is a famous resort golf spa surrounded by a large 3,700 home community. The resort is named for its massive boulder formations, said to be 12 million years old. This 1,300 acres includes over 770 single family homes on an average lot size of 50,000 square feet, with over half of the land natural untouched Sonoran desert vegetation.  The Boulders are located on the Border of Scottsdale, in the small town of Carefree, near the well known Cave Creek Rodeo and Country Western shops and restaurants. Home sizes are modest with most under 3,000 square feet, and most favor the Santa Fe architectural style with massive wood beams on the ceilings. Residents have the opportunity to become members of the spa resort with two championship golf courses, one of the most popular spas in the Scottsdale Valley, tennis and pickleball. More at


The Housing Market Today

More on the current market can be found here. If you are interested in the Carefree market, give Denise a call at 602-980-0737.

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