Cave Creek real estate is located in far North Scottsdale. This area is slightly north-west of Carefree, AZ and the two towns share many of the same amenities and recreational sites. Cave Creek is about 2,000 feet above sea level and residents will enjoy slightly cooler temperatures as a result. Cave Creek has a wide range of home options that vary greatly in price. You can find anything from contemporary custom homes, southwestern architecture complimenting the Sonoran Desert, resort style living condos, townhomes, family friendly gated and non-gated communities as well as horse properties.
Cave Creek is truly a unique place to live, as there are boutiques, art galleries and over 30 restaurants, which include Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse, The Horny Toad Restaurant and El Encanto Mexican Restaurant. Currently, one of the most famous residents of Cave Creek is Stephenie Meyers who wrote the Twilight series of books. In 2008, Meyers was rated one of the 100 most influential people.
Children who live in Cave Creek real estate will attend the Cave Creek Unified School District. This area includes elementary schools including Black Mountain, Desert Sun, Desert Willow, Horseshoe Trails and Lone Mountain and middle schools including Cactus Shadows, Desert Arroyo, Sonoran Trails. Teens will attend Cactus Shadows High School.
Attractions of note in Cave Creek include the Cave Creek Museum. This institution is dedicated to the history and culture of the Cave Creek and Carefree area. There is also the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation. All residents of Cave Creek can get an annual pass to visit this conservation, which has over 2000 acres of land including archaeological sites and lush vegetation. Many visitors come in Spring particularly to see the wildflowers. Nearby are various recreational activities including golf, hiking, biking or horse back riding for owners of Cave Creek homes to enjoy. The nearest golf course is the Rancho Manana Golf. Festivals include the Thunderbird Arts and Wine Festivals and Fiesta Days Rodeo. A seasonal farmer’s market operates from October to May. There is a clear appreciation for the arts in this area. For example, Desert Foothills Theater has been presenting theater for over 34 years, There is also Arizona Musicfest and the Cave Creek Film and Arts Festival.
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