“I love it up here!” This is what you will hear most from residents living in Cave Creek and Carefree who enjoy cooler temperatures at 2,200 feet elevation. The lush Sonoran Desert landscape, small-town character and rural charm is what people appreciate most about this part of town. Yet, the amenities of a city are a short drive away. Desert Ridge, Kierland, DC Ranch, Grayhawk and Scottsdale Quarter shopping centers are less than 30 minutes away.
Most communities are surrounded by beautiful mountain views, low traffic congestions and still strict zoning rules. Real estate in the area is a variety of horse properties, luxury estates built at the foothills and, seasonal condominium residents and single-family homes within gated and non-gated communities governed by HOAs.
Things To Do: There are plenty of golf courses, hiking trails, horse riding and hiking opportunities within and surrounding the area. Bartlett lake is about a 30-minute drive and is a popular weekend destination for campers, hikers and for boating.
The area is part of the Cave Creek School District, excelling schools with A+ ratings.