Why you'd want to live in Cave Creek
Cave Creek was settled in the 1870s as a mining and ranching community. Incorporated in 1986 and 36 miles from downtown Phoenix, residents of Cave Creek enjoy a small town feeling. Carefree was founded in the 1950s, and was one of the earliest planned communities in Arizona. Known for its famous giant sundial (the largest in the Western Hemisphere) and unique rock topography, Carefree lives up to its name with its very laid back atmosphere. The two communities are at an elevation of 2,500 feet, with temperatures about five to six degrees cooler than Phoenix. Low humidity and cooler temperatures lure outdoor enthusiasts to hike, bike, horseback ride, golf and jeep tours. Similarly, the serene, saguaro-studded landscape, decorated with sand-colored boulders is a huge attraction for new residents. Golf courses are woven into the landscape, making them some of the most scenic in the state. Other nearby recreational outlets include Tonto National Forest and the Verde River. Carefree and Cave Creek offer unique shopping and dining opportunities. Not to mention, the beautiful resorts to quaint bed & breakfast inns.