North Scottsdale & Carefree

Defining the Boundaries 

North Scottsdale and Carefree real estate encompasses a vast area north of Jomax and bordered by the Boulders to the west, Tonto National Forest to the north and Pinnacle Peak Mountain to the east.   Because the area is located in the high Sonoran Desert, temperatures are typically cooler.  The area has beautiful mountain views, lush desert landscape, magnificent granite boulders and plenty of open spaces for wildlife habitats.

Country/Ranch Lifestyle 

North Scottsdale and Carefree have many different neighborhoods to choose from and offers a large variety of housing options, from apartments, condominiums, townhouses, patio homes, semi-custom homes and custom estates.  Real estate in the northern part of the area offers larger lots with horse privileges and tends to be low density.  You can find homes with beautiful mountain views, like The Reserve at Tranquil Trail, which is in the heart of the quaint town of Carefree.  The 32 homesites naturally blend in with the granite rock formations of The Boulders and average 35,000 sq ft.  The area offers a country/ranch lifestyle that offers horse privileges and desert trails. 

The Boulders 


Seven Desert Mountain


Outdoor Opportunities Await!

You can also find homes with golf lots, like in the Terravita community.  Homes in this guard gated community of 23 neighborhoods were primarily built between 1994 and 1998 and offers both one-story and two-story options. Within Terravita is the private Terravita Golf Club, with a 35,000 sq ft clubhouse and residents can enjoy six miles of walking and hiking trails that runs throughout the community. These neighborhoods are just a sampling of the many beautiful communities found in the North/Scottsdale Carefree real estate. 

  • Sincuidados
  • Bellasera
  • Winfield

Convenience at Your Fingertips 

There is never a lack of activities available in the area, with the surrounding mountains providing plenty of trails to hike, bike and ride horses.  There also are many golf courses to pick from between Terravita Golf Club, Legend Trail Golf Club and many more courses within and around the immediate area.  The Town of Carefree and nearby Old Town Cave Creek, offers many quaint stores, art galleries, and restaurants.  The community is also near the many retail stores and restaurants offered at Desert Ridge Marketplace and is only about 20 minutes away from the shopping centers at CityNorth, Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarters.  Carefree Hwy is minutes away and the Loop 101 Freeway is about 25-30 min away.  

The area is served by the Cave Creek Unified School District:  Desert Willow Elementary, Desert Sun Academy, Horseshoe Trail Elementary, Black Mountain Elementary, Sonoran Trails Middle School, and Cactus Shadows High School.

Desert Ridge Marketplace


City North

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Use our interactive map to learn about each of our unique neighborhoods and decide which is right for you!

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