Cave Creek is located in the northern part of the valley and because of the higher elevation, homeowners enjoy cooler temperatures. Cave Creek residents have always strived to preserve the wild west character and charm by supporting local businesses and equestrian activities. You will not find shopping malls or chain food restaurants here. Old Town Cave Creek is filled with eclectic dining, gift shops and fine art galleries. Rancho Mañana Resort & Golf Club is located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, offers a championship course and a first class spa. Some of the valley’s best hiking and horseback riding trails are located in this area with cowboy style cook-outs to entertain families and visitors which are offered by numerous ranch owners. Most homes in Cave Creek are spacious custom built on private lots with pools and mountain views. The few gated master planned communities offer beautifully landscaped grounds with play parks and are very popular by families with younger children. The Cave Creek Unified School District continues to excel and is rated as one of the highest performing district in the valley.