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.

Cave Creek estate

This 4 bed, 4.5 bath Cave Creek estate is nestled in acres of pristine preserve land. Photo and listing information courtesy of and listing agent April Taylor, HomeSmart.

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:

Mule Deer at Spur Cross Ranch

Mule Deer spotted last March at Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area by Ranger Kevin

Get outdoors

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.

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Cave Creek Museum with the Golden Reef Mine stamp mill in the background

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;

Cave Creek Tourism Bureau

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;


Stop in and find out why Bryan’s Black Mountain Barbecue has been named “Best.”

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;

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