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The town of Cave Creek AZ is perched on top of the northeast corner of the Phoenix Metropolitan area. “Preserving the spirit of the desert” is the motto in Cave Creek, and indeed, this town prides itself on the natural beauty of the Sonoran desert. The town is infused with open space, parks and plenty of places to play.
The area was first settled way back in 1870 by soldiers from Fort McDowell, and gold can still be found in the region. Cave Creek holds fast to its pioneer spirit, with its quaint, Old West-style shopping district and rodeos. People flock here from all over the world, to get a taste of the Western Spirit.
While Cave Creek prides itself on its Western heritage, it’s certainly not a “red neck’ place; in fact, public art is prominently displayed. There are several contemporary Western art galleries in town, as well as 5-star restaurants. It’s a unique blend of world-class and down-home living.
Cave Creek AZ real estate benefits from zoning that preserve both the quality of life and its unique appeal to tourists. In fact, the city has been entrusted with the care of the 2,154-acre Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. One of the few year-round spring-fed streams flows through Spur Cross, and the stream is lined with trees, including mesquite, willows, and cottonwood. Both animal and plant life is abundant here. The conservation area includes one of the densest stands of stately saguaro cactus. Finally, the park is dotted with Hohokam petroglyphs dating to 1200 A.D.
Likewise, the 2,922-acre Cave Creek Regional Park is rich in history; it was once the scene of many battles between the Apache and the US Cavalry. The park is lush with magnificent saguaro and all of the flora and fauna the Sonoran desert is famous for. Needless to say, Cave Creek AZ real estate is surrounded by legendary, natural beauty.
Cave Creek homes for sale are worth it, when you consider the quality of life. Cave Creek not only has very low crime rates, but it also has excellent schools. Its a paradise for anyone who needs to be close to Phoenix, yet wants to lead a rural lifestyle. It’s like Arizona used to be before all of the pollution and traffic. Hiking, horses, 5-star restaurants and rodeos, if that sounds like your kind of place, spend the weekend looking at Cave Creek homes for sale.