The original Carefree Ranch was a thriving 9,200 acre cattle ranch operated from the 1960’s through the early 1980’s. The initial developer, Roy A. Dye, filed articles of incorporation to subdivide in 1979 and 1980, and then in 1983 he sold approximately 7,700 acres to the developers of Desert Mountain, an adjacent world-class golf community. The remaining 1,500 acres make up the three separate communities collectively referred to as Carefree Ranch.
Today, Carefree Ranch is among the most beautiful high-end residential communities in the Southwest. Immediately upon entering the gated entrance, located at the far end of North Pima Road, one feels a sense of calming serenity far away from the stress and pressure of the urban centers just minutes to the south.
The high desert setting is accented by charming remnants of the original ranch surrounded by vast untouched open spaces and never-ending panoramic views. The pristine beauty of the area is revered and respected by all residents with an unspoken resolve to preserve both ranch history and nearby natural habitat.