“Where the wild West lives” is the town motto. Need I say more? This western town was settled in the late 1800s and was found to have mineral rich mines. It became more of a boom town in the 1930s and 40s when the Bartlett dam was built; they saw an increase in saloons, liquor stores and restaurants.
Cave Creek sits to the North of Phoenix and is generally a few degrees cooler. To the East is Carefree, the West is New River, and the Northern border is the Tonto National Forest. It is comprised of 37 square miles of beautiful desert scenery, where Western culture is the dominant influence. Cave Creek is a popular destination for Harley riders, sports fans and anybody that wants a small-town country feel right outside of the city. Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse is a must on a Friday night for live country music and bull riding; just don’t forget your cowboy hat, boots and chaps!