Carefree has always been a scenic, beautiful place to visit. Some say it is hard to leave once you have taken in the scenery of the Sonoran High Desert. The views are intoxicating and the unique desert-mountain setting sets the tone to enjoy some of the rarest beauty in the world. The relaxed, laid-back quality of life here is a welcome respite away from the crowded and busy housing developments of other outlying areas.
Carefree culture centers around the preservation of the pristine desert, as well as its way of inspiring artists, families, executives, celebrities and retirees who want a slower pace of life. While visiting stop by the galleries, stroll the Desert Gardens, appreciate the environment in which beautiful architecture has risen, eat at one of the many restaurants and stroll along the Easy Street retail district, or plan your stay around an art festival or two.
We have a lot to do, whether you're a lover of the outdoors or simply want to take in the views while sipping a glass of wine. Carefree has it all, just minutes away from the Phoenix metropolitan area.
We hope you enjoy this special community we call a jewel in the desert.
Life as it should be. Carefree!
Mayor Les Peterson
Mayor Les Peterson and wife Mary attend the 2016 Christmas Preview Night in the Desert Gardens.