Carefree, Arizona, is located just 34 miles north of Phoenix, and its history started in the year 1950 by two entrepreneurs named Tom Darlington and K.T. Palmer and they organized an association and also obtained the area right away for the community known as Carefree. They named their organization the Carefree Development Corporation. From year the 1959 through 1984 Carefree experienced amazing progress prior to incorporation. Arizona was advertised by Carefree being the first fly in living quarters at the Sky Ranch Airport, so that residents in the area could travel all over the country and experience the Sonoran Desert and purchase land from its own corporation known as the Carefree Development Corp.
In the year 1960, a Golf club and Sky Ranch Airport was established. Lots of businesses initiated within the Town Center and the first restaurants and shops were constructed. Proposal, like the Carefree International Restaurant, the Carefree Country Club, the Spanish Village and the Carefree Inn were all developed in the town center. The ever first Carefree home alongside Black Mountain foothills was built by a man named Gerry Jones, and was advertised on the cover of Arizona Highways magazine. Afterwards, Carefree turned as the world's well-known creator of the U.S. intense mountain architectural style.
The Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion and the Carefree Desert Gardens are engaged to a lot of community events and concerts, like the world class art shows for the whole year. Some 31 years of incorporation and 56 years of history was celebrated in Carefree. In the year 1970, a total of approximately 300 homes had been established. Lots of paved roads were done in and around Carefree. After several years, Carefree incorporated as a town. Carefree increased its population to over 2,500 in the year 1990. And as of today, over 4,000 residents are approaching Carefree.
Carefree is a small community with huge things to offer. Carefree's Sundial in downtown is one of the world's biggest sundials, measuring 62 feet long, and pointing to the North Star direction. Way back in 1959, the Sundial shows the correct time on the vernal equinoxes and autumnal. In carefree, you will also find the world's tallest Kachina Doll at roadside America. The concrete doll was positioned in an area of town known as Tonto Hill and measures 39 feet in height. The sundial area is enclosed by different shops, just like the Bonnie's Yarn Crafts and Easy Street Auctions. However, the doll is located in a rigorous urban community.
Carefree offers a few several passage points to the campgrounds in the Tonto National Forest. The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) campground is home to Sycamore trees and the creek so called as Seven Springs WA. The approximately three million acre land area of forest including mountains dotted with pine forests that head to the wall of the so called the Mogollon Rim and desert environs with saguaro cacti. Visiting the amazing Seven Springs campground is really something that you will so called awesome adventure. The CCC built stonework back in the year 1934. The three campgrounds are about 10 miles away from the prehistoric Hohokam pad and the so called Sears-Kay Ruin, where guests and visitors can experience the remains of a 40-room dwelling view, which harbors more than 100 people. See the path, glyphs and carvings that was all constructed using stone. The ruin sits on the highest priority of a hill that will really attract people on a sunny day and it offers an amazing view of Four Peaks, the Superstition Mountains, and Weaver's Needle.
Residents and visitors can explore over 2,000 acres of the Spur Cross Conservation Area. They can walk through the Sonoran Desert and enjoy its seasonal changes. They can also appreciate the Cave Creek that breezes only in winter, and those colorful wildflowers that bloom during spring. There are lots of tools that residents and visitors can check out left by ranchers and miners, antiquated art along the Dragonfly Trail and dwellings built by the great Hohokam tribe.
Carefree, Arizona has a total area of 8.9 square miles or 23 square kilometers all of its land, according to the United States Census Bureau. With an altitude of about 1,200 Ft. higher than Phoenix, like five degrees cooler than Phoenix. It's a very prosperous town with bizarre street names like Ho Hum Road or Easy Street. There are no stop lights, no airport noise, and no fast food chains, plenty of million dollar homes, no big box stores and a very wonderful desert environment. There are several notable people who live in this area like Professional Wrestling producer and American entrepreneur (Eric Bischoff). Grace Kelly, associate and Fashion photographer (Howell Conant), a great news anchor, broadcaster and television host (Hugh Downs) American actor (Dick Van Dyke) and winner of three PBA Tour titles and Professional tenpin bowler (Michael Haugen Jr). No wonder people always enjoy staying in this town.