With its dramatic views, wide open spaces, scenic trails, wildlife habitats, rural development patterns, and western lifestyle, Cave Creek, Arizona has much to offer prospective homebuyers. Home to around 5,400 residents, Cave Creek is a relatively small town with two constituent neighborhoods. Despite being small, this community is one of the most popular in the state which is why it is also among the most expensive. In fact, home prices in Cave Creek consistently rank among the highest in Arizona and America. This charming Old West community has a lot to offer, despite its small size. With breathtaking scenery, fabulous dining, and excellent shopping, Cave Creek will exceed all your expectations for a small town.
Popular attractions include the Cave Creek Museum which preserves the legacy and culture of the city with artifacts on display and with interpretive exhibits, education, and research. This region is also full of outdoor destinations affording opportunities to enjoy the fantastic year-round sunshine. In the upper Sonoran Desert, just north of Phoenix, Cave Creek Regional Park is a breathtaking 2,922-acre desert oasis. With elevations ranging from 2,000 feet to 3,060 feet, Cave Creek Regional Park is a great place to enjoy majestic vistas from its many hiking and equestrian trails. The newest Maricopa County regional park is Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. This 2,154-acre park is also in the upper Sonoran Desert and encompasses rich riparian areas and amazing archaeology sites in the north valley.
The spectacular golf courses in Cave Creek provide additional opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club was heralded at the state’s best new public course when it opened in 1998. The course was created by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and intended to seamlessly marry the natural topography and harsh desert landscape with upscale beauty and comfort. The course is situated on the 850 acres of natural beauty that comprise the prestigious Dove Valley Ranch master-planned community. Rancho Manana Golf Club, a par-70 championship course, has been voted on the state’s most scenic golf courses. Rancho Manana has dramatic elevation changes across its 18-hole course. The club includes putting greens, practice chipping, and a full-length driving range. You’ll also find a grand outdoor swimming pool, a full-service European-style spa, and beautiful 1,500 square foot casitas. In addition to all of those fabulous amenities, the award-winning Tonto Bar & Grill is also located here, offering eclectic cuisine options and breathtaking views of Elephant Butte, Tonto National Forest, and Skull Mesa. The restaurant has been recognized multiple years as one of the “Top 100 Al Fresco Dining Restaurants” in the U.S.
Speaking of restaurants, Binkley’s is another establishment that consistently earns recognition as one of the state’s best. The menu emphasizes fresh, locally sourced ingredients in dishes that can be enjoyed a la carte. Those looking for a more festive dining experience should check out the Buffalo Chip Saloon. This Cave Creek hotspot includes live country western music, dancing, and a mechanical bull. This spot is particularly lively on Saturday nights. And speaking of Saturdays, on the first Saturday of each month visitors and residents of Cave Creek head to the Thieves Market. This shopping extravaganza hosts more than 2,000 shoppers each month and offers up everything from collectibles to jewelry to old-fashion Western apparel.
With all of these exceptional attractions, Cave Creek is a great place to live. It is especially attractive to homebuyers desiring a quiet, small-town ambiance. In addition to the master-planned communities of Dove Valley Ranch and Rancho Manana, there are several other impressive neighborhoods from which you can choose. Discovery at Peak View, Estates at Lone Mountain, Tatum Highlands, and Tatum Ranch all have gorgeous Cave Creek homes for sale. The Cave Creek real estate available in these prestigious developments vary in size and architectural style. And while listing prices for Cave Creek properties tend to be high, they do fall within a relatively broad range. If you would like to learn more about available properties in Cave Creek, Arizona, please contact us today so we may assist you.
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