The Town of Carefree is a rural, residential township of 4,045 residents (2020) living in approximately 1,900 homes. Located in Maricopa County, the Town is slightly more than eight square miles, and located in the northeast corner of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. It surrounds Black Mountain to the south and west, and its land mass also continues to the northeast of this prominent landmark. Residents cite the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert, clean air, less traffic, peace and tranquility as the top reasons to live in Carefree.
Area residents are active and involved in a broad cross-section of activities, and enjoy the outdoor lifestyle available in this region. Most residents participate in a variety of activities, including involvement with the Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD); events offered by one of the local churches or by one of the numerous non-profits located in the Desert Foothills area; and dining at one of the many award-winning restaurants located in the Town.