Cave Creek/Cave Creek Condo Communities
About Cave Creek / Carefree
Cave Creek/Carefree sister-towns are joined at the hip. They’re the odd couple of getaway destinations. It’s a real life romance where Old West Frontier meets modern swanky. Generally, Carefree is the new kid and Cave Creek is the remnants of gold fever and cattle ranching from the 1870’s. Both towns have a bit of each. Carefree was spawned as a master-planned community in the 1950’s for the very affluent. Those affluent folks that had some dusty, old chaps hanging in their closets. Wild open preserves that hold secrets from the ancient times when the Hohokam Indians lived in the area.
Part cowboy and equestrian. Replicated frontier town. Expensive private golf clubs and affordable public courses. Informal hole-in-the wall delicious dining near upscale eateries. Five star resorts. Riding stables everywhere. Bartlett Lake to the east and Lake Pleasant to the west. Rusty antique shops and swank galleries of expensive art.
Living in Cave Creek/Carefree
Cave Creek can be both upscale and modest. Suits and ties or jeans and long beards. Cattlemen and the professional. Remains of wooden wagons dot the roadside. Swinging doors on its saloons and grills. No stoplights. Old west charm connected to the elegance found in Carefree.
Carefree, was pre-plannned as a super upscale retirement area. Hugh mansions with backyards that expand into acres of pure beauty. Today, appealing to the younger professional set that works in the big city and then returns home to the serene life.
Both are known for their laid-back charm. Away from the hustle and bustle. If you visit this piece of heaven north of Scottsdale and Phoenix, you may not want to go back home.
Schools and Health
The Cave Creek Unified School District is composed of 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school, Fine Arts Center and District Offices. The Arizona Department of Education has ranked the CCUSD schools as excelling, the highest achievement possible. Students enjoy an outstanding academic program and also participate in award-winning sports, fine arts and extracurricular programs.
Cave Creek/Carefree are home to numerous independent physicians, dentists, chiropractors, physical therapists and medical specialists. Immediate care clinics are also open, offering practical, close-to-home medical attention. Several area hospitals provide the highest level of care for Carefree and Cave Creek residents like Desert Foothills Medical Center.
Dining and Shopping
There are likely more restaurants in Carefree and Cave Creek, Arizona per capita that any other area in Arizona. Cuisines include American, International, Steakhouses, Barbecue and the best Mexican food you will experience. Also included are bars and saloons with outdoor patios, dancing and entertainment.
From artistic to zany, your shopping pleasures in Cave Creek are covered. Along the quaint main street you can find quirky curio shoppes, upscale western shops and funky stores. From western wear to consigned designer fashions, home accessories, Native American crafts, an eclectic mixture of shopping.
Carefree could be considered the “new west.” Diverse boutiques, stores and restaurants, the downtown area boasts several topnotch galleries and jewelry shops displaying some of the Southwest’s finest examples of native and contemporary art and design. Fine art, wine, gourmet food, outdoor cafes, all set on pedestrian friendly Easy Street .
Get more Information
When you’re ready to learn more about the cities of Cave Creek and Carefree, Arizona, connect with the team of real estate professionals and area experts at Phoenix Urban Spaces. Broker Roberta Candelaria and her team look forward to welcoming you home.