The Best Selection of Real Estate in Cave Creek & Carefree, Az
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Buying or Selling Homes
The town of Cave Creek is situated approximately 12 miles north of the 101 Loop and North Scottsdale and offers a variety of homes, at price points from $250,000 and increasing to multi-million dollar family homes or equestrian estates.
The town itself has a Western feel and history dating back to 700 AD and the settlement of Native American Indians. It will appeal to those who appreciate a relaxed and informal atmosphere but enjoy a good dining experience and a variety of entertainment including bars and restaurants. Cave Creek is also only 40-45 drive minutes to downtown Phoenix and Sky-Harbor Airport.
If golf is your preferred sport, there are several well-manicured courses set among the backdrop of the magnificent mountain ranges that surround the valley. These courses offer a country club feel and often feature well-appointed homes situated along the extensive fairways. One favorite course situated just off the main Cave Creek Road is the Rancho Manana Resort & Golf Course which forms part of a very attractive residential development of family homes, many backing directly onto the greens. The course also benefits from great entertainment facilities such as The Tonto Bar & Grill which is a perennial favorite with visitors and residents alike and offers a high quality menu for diners.
If you are looking for a outdoor activities then this area has a great deal to offer. Apart from the numerous high quality golf courses, there are several tennis clubs within easy reach, shooting, hot air balloon rides and horse riding, all terrain vehicle tours and rentals are also available. The Sonoran desert scenery is beautiful especially when set against the backdrop of the clear star lit skies that are present most of the year. The variety of homes for sale & rent in this area offer a wonderful location in which to live.
A couple of miles north of the town, you will enter the Carefree , a small, quiet and sophisticated high desert location which offers a very relaxed and tranquil setting in which to live. While the area is quiet there are several places to dine or meet friends and where you will find good entertainment.
The Carefree Inn is an traditional style resort that is a great location to meet for dinner or drinks and features a hotel, gym and tennis club, surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges. While adding a few minutes to the commute to downtown, for many the beautiful scenery and deeply relaxed ambiance of Carefree is an ideal place to live in the high deserts.
The sophisticated Carefree town center is abundant with Western history and features many fascinating historical stores and art galleries. The art market is also a must see for visitors and a regular meeting place for locals. The town even boasts a traditional English Tea Shop.
There is great variety in the available housing stock, from smaller two bedroom condos right up to 6 plus bedroom mountainside homes with majestic city and mountain views.
cave creek & Carefree Schools
The Unified School District serves both towns and has seven schools currently within its borders. It operates one high school, one middle school, and five elementary schools. click the link for more information.
Desert Ridge an extensive retail development which is located approximately 5 miles south of the town in Scottsdale and only a mile or so from the 101 Loop. This offers numerous retail stores of all varieties, restaurants, bars and department stores and movie theaters. Local shopping facilities are available in several smaller malls.
great Entertainment in cave creek town
Nightlife in the Western style old town, includes several restaurants of all types including traditional American, Asian and Hispanic. Some ever popular and most well known nightspots include Harold’s , The Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse , Big Earls and El Encanto where the Mexican food is excellent. Several large bars are also very popular with residents. Carefree is somewhat quieter but still offers a good choice of dining locations and places for entertainment. There are several movie theaters located within a few miles such as the AMC theater at Desert Ridge and other locations such as the iPic Scottsdale.
Parks and Recreation
There are numerous parks , high quality golf courses, both private and those open to the public and many other outdoor and indoor sporting facilities. Hiking and mountain biking are popular sports and there are numerous trails and areas to explore within the area. Dynamite Park, located off Dynamite Blvd, offers a 1.6 mile walking trail with superb views of the surrounding mountain ranges, children’s play area, basketball and floodlit tennis courts.
COMMUTING the cave creek area
Commuting is easy and both locations are within around 30 to 35 miles of Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix and only 5 miles from Desert Ridge, a very popular and extensive retail area.
Downtown Phoenix is also within a 30-40 minute drive, so if your taste is slightly more rural, but still wish to be within striking distance of the city, These wonderful towns offer the best of both worlds for home hunters, tranquility and amazing desert scenery, while still being convenient to the big city.
The area is well known for having numerous homes with dedicated horse facilities. Buyers should also consider Rio Verde equestrian homes, which is an area of around nine square miles located approximately 25 minutes drive from the town. This beautiful, serene area is comprised of only 900 or so homes, many with large lots catering to the equestrian buyer. The area enjoys a slower pace of living but is still convenient for Scottsdale and all surrounding areas and offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountain ranges.