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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

    $1,066,699

    AVERAGE PRICE OF 67 HOMES

    $849,900

    AVERAGE PRICE OF 1 DISTRESSED HOMES

    $1,732,718

    AVERAGE PRICE OF 27 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOMES

    $1,781,815

    AVERAGE PRICE OF 7 NEWLY BUILT HOMES

    $1,363,216

    AVERAGE PRICE OF 44 HOMES WITH A POOL

    $1,213,535

    AVERAGE PRICE OF 31 REDUCED PRICE HOMES

    Average Home

    Average Price $1,066,699
    Avg Bedrooms 3.49 beds
    Avg Bathrooms 3.59 baths

    Average Price by Bedrooms

    1 bedroom $162,166
    2 bedrooms $364,073
    3 bedrooms $1,117,463
    4 bedrooms $1,174,224
    5 bedrooms $1,582,250
    Carefree Home Price Trends
      6/2018 5/2018 4/2018 3/2018 2/2018
    Total Listings 91 102 114 128 123
    Average Price $1,075,841 $1,105,287 $1,082,704 $1,048,136 $1,042,575
    Avg Price Change -2.74% +2.09% +3.30% +0.53% +1.98%
    Median Price $913,066 $946,500 $899,949 $864,722 $862,928
    Med Price Change -3.66% +5.17% +4.07% +0.21% +3.85%
    Avg Bedrooms 3.49 beds 3.49 beds 3 beds 3 beds 3 beds
    Avg Bathrooms 3.52 baths 3.59 baths 3.56 baths 3.45 baths 3.42 baths
    Home Price by High School
    School Name Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Market
    Cactus Shadows High School 67 $1,066,699 161 days
    Home Price by House Size
    Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Market
    All Homes 67 $1,066,699 161 days
    Distressed Homes 1 $849,900 32 days
    Multi-Million Dollar Homes 27 $1,732,718 225 days
    Newly Built Homes 7 $1,781,815 187 days
    Homes with a Pool 44 $1,363,216 196 days
    Reduced Price Homes 31 $1,213,535 232 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