The town of Cave Creek has a Western flavor, and is located in the area of Spur Cross south to Jomax Road, and is just northwest of the town of Carefree. Compared to the areas of north Phoenix and Scottsdale, Cave Creek has more of a rural feel thanks to its many equestrian properties and larger lot sizes on average. Cave Creek does have more than 100 different subdivisions, with a wide variety of home options.
Montevista is the most recent subdivision in Cave Creek. This gated community is located north of Dixileta Drive, and was developed by Toll Brothers. Montevista features three different collections of luxury homes. The Desert Willow Collection has ten homes ranging from 2,264 to 4,369 square feet in size; the Cottonwood Collection offers 7 homes in the 2,889 to 4,746 square feet range; and, the Cypress Collection features 5 home designs ranging from 3,637 to 4,981 square feet.
To the west of Montevista is a very popular subdivision in Cave Creek, Dove Valley Ranch, with 850 homes in a beautiful gated community. Builders such as Maracay Homes, Shea Homes, and Homes by Towne offer a wide variety of floorplans and square footage in this beautiful community. Nearby Tatum Ranch is another upscale subdivision in Cave Creek. This master-planned neighborhood features single-family homes ranging from 1,400 to approximately 4,300 square feet, all in a desert landscaped community with walking paths and parks.
Condos in Cave Creek can be found in subdivisions such as Rancho Madera, Terra Vista at Tatum Ranch, Rancho Villas, and the Village at Surrey Hills, among others. These subdivisions are centrally located within Cave Creek proper.
Things To Do: The three golf courses in Cave Creek are the Rancho Manana Golf Course, Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club and the 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. Cave Creek has several popular community parks, including Desert Willow Park, John Teets Park and Rancho Paloma Park, and Dynamite Park, which feature amenities such as basketball courts, soccer fields, picnic ramadas and playgrounds.
There are many traditional shopping and entertainment options throughout Cave Creek as well as in nearby Carefree. The western towns of Cave Creek and Carefree also have many art galleries, boutiques and restaurants, which are unique and independently owned, and retain a distinct western flavor.
Schools: The Arizona Department of Education has designated the Cave Creek Unified School District an “A” rated district. Black Mountain Elementary School, Desert Sun Academy, Desert Willow Elementary School, Horseshoe Trails Elementary School, and Lone Mountain Elementary School all serve Cave Creek’s kindergarten through sixth grade students. Seventh and eighth grade students attend Sonoran Trails Middle School, and Cactus Shadows High School serves grades nine through twelve in Cave Creek.