Cave Creek

Welcome to Cave Creek - Tatum Ranch

Where Family, Nature, and Culture Harmonize

Cave Creek-Tatum Ranch, located in the northeastern reaches of the Phoenix metropolitan area, is a unique and vibrant community that seamlessly combines the rugged beauty of the Sonoran Desert with modern suburban living. Nestled against the backdrop of the stunning Cave Creek Regional Park, residents of this area enjoy easy access to outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding along the scenic desert trails.

The Tatum Ranch Golf Club is a notable attraction for golf enthusiasts, offering a challenging course surrounded by breathtaking desert vistas. Cave Creek-Tatum Ranch also boasts a charming downtown area with an Old West ambiance, featuring art galleries, eclectic boutiques, and a variety of restaurants serving up Southwestern and American cuisine.

One of the key attractions in Cave Creek-Tatum Ranch is the Cave Creek Regional Park, a sprawling desert preserve with miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, and campgrounds. The park provides an immersive experience in the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert, with opportunities to spot desert wildlife and take in the panoramic views of the nearby mountains. The community's unique blend of outdoor adventure, cultural experiences, and a relaxed suburban lifestyle makes it an appealing destination for those seeking to enjoy the best of both worlds in the Arizona desert.

What to Love

  • Scenic walking and biking paths for active lifestyles
  • Proximity to untouched desert landscapes
  • Family-centric community atmosphere
  • Diverse dining and entertainment options nearby

Local Lifestyle

At Tatum Ranch, the lifestyle reverberates with an unparalleled blend of naturalism and suburban refinement. Whether it's a weekend biking jaunt along the intricate network of local trails or a serene walk closer to the fringes of the untamed desert, outdoor aficionados will find their sanctuary here. The local lifestyle is an exquisite tapestry of the elements, an invitation to embrace Arizona's captivating topography while enjoying the domestic bliss of a welcoming community.

Dining and Entertainment

For those who yearn for culinary experiences that match the community's sophistication, Tonto Bar and Grill offers an atmosphere of eclectic taste and ambiance. Whether it's an afternoon cocktail party or a fine dinner, your palate will be delighted and your company charmed. Your experience continues at Oregano’s, a wonderland of pasta, pizza, and more in a fun atmosphere. The staff greets you not just as a guest but as a part of their extended family, setting the tone for an unmatched culinary journey.

With a vibe that’s equally energetic and relaxed, Harold’s Cave Creek Coral is a celebrated landmark in Cave Creek, Arizona, and is famed for its rich history as a “Wild West Saloon and Restaurant,” dating back to 1935 when it first opened to serve workers building the Bartlett Dam. Renowned for hosting many events, including annual festivities and charity events, it serves as a community hub, offering a wide variety of menu options, from hand-carved steaks to fresh seafood.

For a quieter yet equally enriching culinary experience, The Grotto Cafe is a family-owned establishment known for its award-winning, locally roasted ROC2 organic coffee and various fresh bagels, pastries, breakfast, and lunch options. Renowned for its signature chicken salad sandwich, The Grotto offers a delightful menu in a setting reminiscent of a lush desert oasis, complete with live entertainment on weekends and a fully stocked bar.

Things to Do

When October winds begin to whisper, the community comes alive with its annual Halloween Festival. Ghouls, ghosts, and little princesses wander the streets, enlivening the town with a blend of familial joy and community spirit. Local artisans and businesses partake, turning the festival into a community gala celebrated under the Arizona sky.

Then, as the year turns, the Cave Creek Arts Festival offers another magnetic pull. It's a festival and a showcase of local artistry, culture, and craftsmanship. Whether you are an aficionado of fine arts or a curious onlooker, the festival offers something for everyone, cementing Tatum Ranch's reputation as a hub of cultural richness.

Overview for Cave Creek , AZ

8,198 people live in Cave Creek , where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $53,143. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Cave Creek , AZ

There's plenty to do around Cave Creek , including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Whisper Rock Golf Club, Ellen Haines Past Life Regression Therapy, and Heartmind T'ai Chi.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 4.4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.91 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.47 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.99 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.2 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Cave Creek , AZ

Cave Creek has 3,337 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cave Creek do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,198 people call Cave Creek home. The population density is 4,829.642 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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