Compared to the areas of north Phoenix and Scottsdale, the beautiful Cave Creek and Carefree areas are at an elevation of 2,200 feet just north of Phoenix and lend themselves to cooler temperatures. Cave Creek is located in the area of Spur Cross south to Jomax Road and is just northwest of the town of Carefree.
From the western flavor, rural development patterns, dramatic views, trails, open spaces, and wildlife habitats, Cave Creek offers an array of attractions for both residents and visitors.
There are several popular community parks, including Desert Willow Park, John Teets Park, Rancho Paloma Park, and Dynamite Park which feature amenities such as basketball courts, soccer fields, picnic ramadas, and playgrounds.
Players enjoy playing golf at Rancho Manana Golf Course, Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club, and Tatum Ranch Golf Club. Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy horseback riding in Spur Cross, as well as hiking in Cave Creek Regional Park and Spur Cross Ranch.
There are many restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, traditional shopping, and entertainment options throughout Cave Creek as well as in nearby Carefree. Most are independently owned and uniquely retain the distinct western flavor of Cave Creek.
The popular Outlets at Anthem and DC Market Street provide many stores and restaurants and is not far away. The Route 101 freeway is easily accessible and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is about a 45 minutes drive. With its proximity to Scottsdale and north Phoenix, Cave Creek makes for an easy day trip and a great place to go shopping.