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  • Carefree

    Why you'd want to live in Carefree

    Carefree does not assess a town specific real estate tax. Annual real estate taxes in Carefree are approximately half of what would be charged for an identical residence in cities and towns which have town specific real estate taxes as an add-on to the annual real estate taxes assessed by Maricopa County. For a median priced home in Carefree with a full cash value of $535,000, the incremental annual tax cost for an identical home in Scottsdale would be $3,100, and $2,900 in Phoenix. This considerable annual tax savings in Carefree is accomplished while the Town funds full fire and police coverage for our citizens and with our children enjoy award winning public schools funded through Maricopa County taxes. School-aged children who live in Carefree typically attend public, charter or private schools within the Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD). The main campus is just south of Carefree Highway at 56th Street. - Cave Creek Unified School District - Cave Creek Montessori - Dynamite Montessori - Foothills Academy Activities - 3.5 acre Carefree Desert Gardens in downtown Carefree with rare specimen plants and cacti open 365 days - Sunday Concerts in the Spring within the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion - Numerous golf courses and hiking/biking trails throughout the area - Thunderbird Artists Fine Art Fairs in downtown Carefree 3 times a year - Farmers Market every Friday morning under the iconic Sundial - Kiwanis Splash Park within the Gardens, and Gila Monster Slide and shaded Playground - Carefree Christmas Festival and Enchanted Pumpkin Garden Exhibits via Multiple Sources

    CAREFREE BVO LUXURY REAL ESTATE LUXURY LIVING EQUESTRIAN LARGE LOTS

    Carefree Market Report

    $1,116,211

    AVERAGE PRICE OF 102 HOMES

    $2,850,000

    AVERAGE PRICE OF 1 DISTRESSED HOMES

    $1,725,637

    AVERAGE PRICE OF 46 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOMES

    $1,896,395

    AVERAGE PRICE OF 9 NEWLY BUILT HOMES

    $1,369,798

    AVERAGE PRICE OF 73 HOMES WITH A POOL

    $1,147,638

    AVERAGE PRICE OF 48 REDUCED PRICE HOMES

    Average Home

    Average Price $1,116,211
    Avg Bedrooms 3.54 beds
    Avg Bathrooms 3.61 baths

    Average Price by Bedrooms

    1 bedroom $154,700
    2 bedrooms $372,863
    3 bedrooms $1,095,080
    4 bedrooms $1,280,876
    5 bedrooms $1,513,429
    Carefree Home Price Trends
      4/2018 3/2018 2/2018 1/2018 12/2017
    Total Listings 114 128 123 112 106
    Average Price $1,082,704 $1,048,136 $1,042,575 $1,022,353 $1,003,446
    Avg Price Change +3.30% +0.53% +1.98% +1.88% -0.64%
    Median Price $899,949 $864,722 $862,928 $830,951 $807,227
    Med Price Change +4.07% +0.21% +3.85% +2.94% -1.93%
    Avg Bedrooms 3 beds 3 beds 3 beds 3 beds 3 beds
    Avg Bathrooms 3.56 baths 3.45 baths 3.42 baths 3.39 baths 3.38 baths
    Home Price by High School
    School Name Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Market
    Cactus Shadows High School 101 $1,117,361 149 days
    Cactus View Elementary School 1 $999,999 121 days
    Home Price by House Size
    Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Market
    All Homes 102 $1,116,211 149 days
    Distressed Homes 1 $2,850,000 473 days
    Multi-Million Dollar Homes 46 $1,725,637 194 days
    Newly Built Homes 9 $1,896,395 198 days
    Homes with a Pool 73 $1,369,798 164 days
    Reduced Price Homes 48 $1,147,638 200 days

    School Data

    Highly Rated Carefree Schools

    8

    BLACK MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Elementary School
    Public

    8

    DESERT SUN ACADEMY
    Middle School
    Public

    8

    CACTUS SHADOWS HIGH SCHOOL
    High School
    Public