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Home of the World's largest Sundial

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Statistics & Facts

The Arizona state capital is Phoenix.
The population of Carefree is approximately 3,182 (2000), 3363 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,301 (1990), 1654 (2010).
The amount of land area in Carefree is 23.083 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Carefree is 8.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Carefree to Washington DC is 2066 miles.
The distance to the Arizona state capital is 21 miles. (as the crow flies)
Carefree is positioned 33.82 degrees north of the equator and 111.91 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Carefree elevation is 2,389 feet above sea level.
Carefree median income is $ 88,702 (2000).
The Carefree median home price is $ 411,200 (2000).
Carefree average annual precipitation is 13.4 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 51.6 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 65.5 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 88.4 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 71.4 degrees F.


Just north of Phoenix to the east of Hwy 17. Other nearby communities include Cave Creek, New River, Scottsdale, Rio Verde, Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills.
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History & History Related Items

Carefree was founded in the 1950's as a planned community. It is known for one of the largest sundials in the western hemisphere. Sundials in India and Australia are said to be larger, the one in India being almost 1/2 acre in size. The sundial is 90 feet in diameter and made of steel and copper. It was designed by John Yellot and Joe Wong for K.T. Palmer in 1959. It also is known for the unusual rock formations.

Here is a history page for both Cave Creek and Carefree
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Bartlett Lake is about 17 miles east of town. Many outdoor recreation sites are located here.

Along with the large sundial, the world's largest Kachina doll is also in Carefree. This dollis 39 feet tall and is about six miles outside of Carefree in an area known as Tonto Hills.

See this page for many attractions in the area.
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Carefree City Government

Town of Cavefree
100 East St.
P.O. Box 740
Carefree, AZ 85377
Phone: 480-488-3686

Carefree Chamber

Carefree-Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce
748 Easy St., Suite 9
Carefree, AZ 85377
P.O. Box 734
Carefree, AZ 85377
Phone: 480-488-3381
Fax: 480-488-0328

Carefree Organizations

Carefree-Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce
748 Easy St., Suite 9
Carefree, AZ 85377
P.O. Box 734
Carefree, AZ 85377
Phone: 480-488-3381
Fax: 480-488-0328 Carefree


The population of Carefree was:
1990 - 1,666
2000 - 2,927
2002 - 3,182

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 1,301
2000 -

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