Front view of Indian Village in Cave Creek AZ

Have you ever experienced something truly one of a kind? Well, if not then I would surely recommend visiting Indian Village in Cave Creek, Arizona. It is also referred to as Bart's Indian Village, but you wouldn't know as it's not mentioned on any of the signage. They have been in business since 1972 although the building looks older than that!

We had driven past it many times and it always attracted my eye. We finally stopped in one day. This was before I saw the movie "More Than Frybread". We've been back many times since.

It's a Souvenir Shop and a Restaurant

If you go for the food because someone recommends it, you might be a bit confused when you first step inside. You'll walk through a rickety-looking screened-in front porch with…

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Entrance to Cave Creek Museum

Cave Creek Mining Museum in Cave Creek Arizona is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in learning about the history of this small mining town. The museum boasts both indoor and outdoor displays including exhibits showcasing Sonoran Desert life as well as the Golden Reef Stamp Mill. Take a step back in time with every visit!

This is your chance to learn about the astounding history and culture of Cave Creek, Arizona. Discover how gold drew prospectors from near and far who would go on to transform into miners and business owners - all through our detailed articles that provide you with resources that will help give an understanding of its past and growth over time. We also have snippets that outline various artifacts found in this area…

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front entrance of El Encanto Restaurant and Cantina in Cave Creek Arizona

El Encanto Restaurant and Cantina in Cave Creek, AZ, stands as a beloved culinary gem that captures the essence of authentic Mexican cuisine and warm Southwestern hospitality. With its vibrant atmosphere, delectable menu offerings, and exceptional service, El Encanto has become a go-to destination for locals and visitors alike.

This family-run eatery has been providing scrumptious traditional and modern Mexican dishes since 1989! When I was flying in from Illinois many years ago to visit our 2nd home in Scottsdale at the time, a lady on the plane gushed about El Encanto Restaurant in Cave Creek and told me I must try it out.

From its vibrant decor to its extensive menu, El Encanto provides a unique dining experience that will leave you happy and…

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Are you considering moving to Cave Creek, Arizona?

A photo of a young mother and father hugging their baby in Cave Creek, AZ

If the answer is Yes, keep reading because we've prepared a list of 6 reasons Cave Creek is the perfect place to raise a family. Relocating to a new city is a significant decision. Hopefully, this blog post can help you make the final decision easier. Let's get going!

1. Cost of Living

When selecting a new home, the cost of living is an essential factor. Cave Creek has a cheaper cost of living compared to most other cities in the state and the nation.

On a state and federal level, certain places may have greater expenses than others. Still, on average, housing, utilities, groceries, transportation, health care, and other products and services are less expensive in Cave Creek.

The…

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Welcome to Cave Creek Arizona stone signCave Creek has a small-town charm, as well as access to the larger cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale. With over 170 miles of hiking trails, the preserve, and nature trails, this small community is an ideal place for anyone to live. It is only about 30 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix depending on traffic.

The population of Cave Creek is just shy of 5,000 and has a high concentration of residents who own their homes. Cave Creek real estate offers many different subdivisions and areas with different home styles and lot sizes, including horse properties.

Living in Cave Creek offers numerous advantages. Here are some of the benefits of small-town living:

1 Town, 1 Zip Code

What's the big deal about that? Unlike it's much larger neighbor…

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I finally stopped into the City Creamery in Cave Creek, AZ, with my son and husband after dinner at El Encanto restaurant a while back after driving past it many times after we moved to Cave Creek from Scottsdale.  We kept our car parked at El Encanto and walked over to the ice cream shop.

flavors sign in the city creamery

We loved the selection of ice cream available.  They have classic flavors and a rotation of seasonal offerings.  You can get an ice cream cone or a bowl, sundaes, shakes/malts, sodas (including cold brew nitro), and even some fudge in a jar.  You can also purchase pints to take home.  My favorite flavor is double chocolate orange but sometimes I'll try one of the seasonal ice creams.

Below is one of my favorite flavors I've had so far - candy corn. …

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Bryan's Black Mountain BBQ

bryan's bbq ordering area

Both my husband Jimmy and I had read about Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue in Cave Creek online.  We were eager to try it.  I had driven past it a couple of times without seeing it, so I thought it was down one of the streets in Cave Creek where the bars, dining, and shops are on North Cave Creek Rd.

We had visited Carefree Desert Gardens and were on our way home when we finally found it - right on Cave Creek Rd - and were excited to go in.  As we drove down Cave Creek Rd on a Sunday afternoon, the bars were packed.  I will admit that we tried The Grotto first but there was a long line outside and no one was distancing.  We then went to El Encanto but there was an hour wait - we were hungry!  That's when we remembered…

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