Carefree is an upscale town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town is 3,706. Carefree was first conceived in the mid-1940’s by K.T. Palmer and Tom Darlington as a planned community. Land purchases were made beginning in 1955 and the first buildings went up in 1958. Emphasising leisure as well as Western culture, the street names reflect the overall feeling of Carefree: Easy Street, Tranquil Trail, Ho & Hum Roads. On a Western slant: Stagecoach, Long Rifle and Bloody Basin. The towns motto is “Home of Cowboys and Caviar, Where the Old West Meets the New.” Carefree has the largest sundial in the Western Hemisphere. It stretches 62 feet and points to the North Star. Carefree has 15 restaurants, which is 1 restaurant for every 247 people, the highest per capita in the Phoenix metropolitan area.