Cave Creek, Az. is a town, as opposed to a city. It's certainly large enough to be a city, but to this point the change to city status has not been undertaken. The Town of Cave Creek has a council/manager form of government.
Cave Creek borders Scottsdale, Az. on the north.
How Cave Creek Got Its Name
Cave Creek was incorporated in 1986. Cave Creek, Arizona is located in Maricopa County. It encompasses about 76 square miles. From the Town of Cave Creek official website: "The Town of Cave Creek is named for Cave Creek, the small stream that originates in the hills to the northeast and flows southwesterly for 25 miles before reaching the vicinity of Paradise Valley.
Cave Creek is about more than magnificent scenery, great bars and restaurants, fine art galleries and all of the eccentric characters that add to the town’s appealing eclectic funkiness.
History does more than define Cave Creek. It breathes life into it daily and is a constant reminder of the privilege it is to be a Cave Creeker.
The Cartwright Ranch near Seven Springs was established in 1887. At one time it included 65,000 acres.
“Part of the allure of Cave Creek is that its feistiness is still alive and well,” says six-term Cave Creek Mayor Vincent Francia.
Cave Creek got serious about preserving its history in 2000 when it became a partner in the purchase of Spur Cross Ranch. More than 1,000 ancient Hohokam sites are found at Spur Cross north of town. Francia says the spirits of these first Cave Creekers are connected to the souls of the modern ones.
Cave Creek offers a wide variety of homes for sale and for rent.