About Cave Creek, AZ
Historic Cave Creek is north of Phoenix, and south of the Tonto National Forest. It has preserved its wide open spaces, which contributes to its rustic, Old West charm. Cave Creek shares a higher elevation and mountainous environment with neighboring Carefree. However, Cave Creek's mining history, larger number of families with school-aged children and wider range in home values give it a more down-to-earth ambience.
In Cave Creek you will still see people riding horses into the downtown area as well as a number of old style restaurants and cowboy bars. Local stables host horseback riding lessons into the surrounding continental mountains and other area attractions include the Cave Creek Museum, which is filled with Indian artifacts and pottery.
History of Cave Creek
In 1874, William Rowe found gold on Gold Hill northeast of Cave Creek. With the finding of gold, The Cave Creek Mistress Mine was established, and many people started relocating to Cave Creek to start mining and ranching. In 1908, the Tonto National Forest was established and new water regulations were set in place. These regulations made it difficult for ranchers and their livestock. It wasn't until 1928, when the land south of Black Mountain near Cave Creek opened for homesteading that the area received an influx of people. Cave Creek experienced another influx of population in 1935 and 1940 with the construction of Bartlett Dam and Horseshoe Dam.
Month to Month REAL ESTATE SALES for the greater Phoenix Area in July total (8,387) A dip to pre-March levels. The 24.6% drop from June’s 11,125 may seem disheartening. However, it follows a the same pattern in total sales from years past…i.e. June is historically a good month for real estate activity. So do not read too much into July’s decline which could reverse itself next month if sales follow the pattern of the last nine months.
When viewing from year to year REAL ESTATE SALES for theGreater Phoenix Area looks a little better. From this perspective: July sales (8,387) represented an 18.1% increase over July 2010.
REAL ESTATE SALES IN CAVE CREEK, CAREFREE AND SCOTTSDALE have followed the same general trend with 482 single family homes sold in Cave Creek, Carefree and Scottsdale in July of 2011. This up from 413 homes sold in July of 2010.
I’ve put together some links for active listings in some of my favorite subdivisions in Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale .
Homes For Sale In Cave Creek, Carefree, North Scottsdale:
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