The Town of Cave Creek is a bustling small town about 40 minutes north of Phoenix. The town is known for keeping a close connection to its Old West roots, while offering all of the perks of modern life that both residents and visitors are looking for — not to mention miles and miles of pristine Sonoran Desert vistas and homes with views of it all.
Buy a home
The median sale price is $547K — the current market offers homes ranging from a 1bd/1ba, 858 sq-ft condo for just over $200K to a 4bd/4.5ba, 4,885 sq-ft, 7-acre estate adjacent Jewel of the Creek Preserve priced just under $1.5M. (Source: Redfin.com)
Speaking of Jewel of the Creek Preserve, this desert oasis is managed by Desert Foothills Land Trust and borders the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. Flora, fauna, trails and scenic views abound on the 2,154-acre park.
Take in some culture
The Cave Creek Museum opened in April 1970 and presents the pre-history and history of peoples living life in the north desert foothills.
Location: 6140 E. Skyline Dr.
Contact/Info: 480.488.2764; cavecreekmuseum.org
Discover something new
Cave Creek Tourism Bureau just moved into its new space at 6061 E. Cave Creek Rd., Suite 7. Pop in and say “hi” between 10am and 2pm.
Contact/Info: 480.525.2049; cavecreek.org
Grab a bite to eat
There is a seemingly endless variety of places to eat here. One local favorite, Bryan’s Black Mountain Barbecue, was recently voted “Best Restaurant” for the second year in a row by the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce.
Location: 6130 E. Cave Creek Road
Contact/Info: 480.575.7155; bryansbarbecue.com