Small Town Guide Carefree Arizona

Carefree, Arizona is describes the town perfectly. Situated in the High Sonoran Desert, just 13 miles north of Scottsdale, it is big on resorts and spas. Golf is a main draw to the town. The Desert Golf Club is not open to the public. Wildlife including quail, cottontail rabbits and javelinas roam the area. Rather small in size, it only stretches 8.5 miles.

Carefree is a relatively new town. It celebrated 50 years of history and only became a town in 1984. It is a small town with nearly 4000 citizens.

They have a number of events that reflect their tastes. One is near Easter. The culinary festival of chocolate, confections & fine art takes place in the Carefree Desert Gardens near the famous Carefree Sundial. A three-day event in mid-February, The Carefree Indian Market and Cultural Festival, features authentic and well-done art, music and dance performances. This also takes place at the Carefree Desert Garden. Tribes from all over come to the festival and display their art. Around the first weekend of December, the annual Christmas Festival gets underway. It includes tree lighting, which includes a fireworks display, visits with Santa, Nutcracker Ballet excerpts, horse-drawn carriage rides, pet parade featuring doggies from the north. They have real snow and caroling.  

Carefree, also, has a farmer’s market every Friday morning. The Kiwanis give a pancake breakfast in April and a flea market in May. They also sponsor an Easter Egg hunt each year.

The people of this town like peace and quiet and no traffic congestion. They have sales tax but no property tax. They like their wildlife, and many are here because the wildlife is here. They have strict zones laws so that their property remains as it is. They like the uniqueness of their town.

The town has a number of resorts offering similar amenities like lighted tennis courts, a spa, about 200+ rooms, spectacular of the surrounding mountain range, and restaurants that have the finest meats available. All the resorts have skylights, fireplaces, and Indian art and artifacts. To name a couple of the resorts: The Boulders and the Carefree Resort and Spa.

Carefree’s Spirit of the Desert Resort is unique as its backyard is open to the public. A retreat center, it offers a restful place to restore your soul. A labyrinth that appears as a maze draws guests and visitors alike to seek direction for their lives. It is a holy place.