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Cave Creek, Arizona is a wonderful place to buy a home. Although it’s close to Downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Mesa, you feel like you’re in another state.
It’s not often you can find a town like Cave Creek, Arizona that has preserved its wild west character so well after more than 100 years especially when its located so close to rapidly growing cities like Scottsdale and Phoenix. But Cave Creek, established as a gold mining town and stopping point for the U.S. Cavalry in the mid 1870’s, is not like most other towns. While most of the buildings built in the 1800’s are probably gone, many that are standing have been there longer than anyone can remember and are reminiscent of what things looked like in the Wild West so long ago.
Located high above Phoenix in the foothills of Black Mountain, Skull Mesa and Elephant Butte, Cave Creek has accomplished the nearly impossible task of maintaining its old west character and charm in an era of exponential growth within the metropolitan and Historic Phoenix area. While Scottsdale has now become most deservedly known for its world class resorts, spas, and golf, and Phoenix for the Suns, Coyotes, Cardinals and Diamondbacks, and Tempe for ASU, Tempe Town Lake, and great Block Parties, their smaller friendly neighbor to the North, Cave Creek, has become one of the most recognized Western towns in the U.S. featuring several saloons, western shops, Rodeo Events, Galleries and live music. In fact, live entertainment can be enjoyed almost nightly from national acts to home grown talent. Throw in some championship golf, several unique southwest jewelry shops and numerous other specialty stores and you have a must live location just minutes away from nearby Downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona.