About Cave Creek Arizona
In 1935 work began on the Bartlett Dam and in 1940 it continued on the Horseshoe Dam. Both dams were created on the nearby Verde River and lakes now exist for water recreation and fishing. A camp was built to provide housing for the many workers that built those dams. Saloons came along and and the local miners and ranchers joined the nightly fun with the dam workers.
This was the real beginning of what eventually became the Town of Cave Creek, Arizona. Today, Frontier Town sets on this same land that was once a camp. There is a slab that marks the spot and legend has it that this slab sets where old outhouses once sat. The Leather Mill shop occupies one of the original buildings.
Today Frontier Town is mostly replicas of buildings from those old west days of cowboys and gold miners. It is no longer a guest ranch or a bed and breakfast, but a collection of nostalgic wooden walkways, hitching posts, old wagons, and open-air antiques from the era gone by. Housed there now is an old time BBQ restaurant, outdoor patio saloon, chapel, wedding pavilion and gift shops. Collectively, it's the center attraction of Cave Creek, AZ for locals and tourists alike.
About Carefree Arizona
Carefree, Arizona, basking in glorious sunshine most of the year, is located adjacent to its sister town of Cave Creek. A few miles journey to the northeast of Phoenix and north of Scottsdale, this relatively new community in Maricopa County provides a luxurious splendor and quaint comfort unrivaled by many.
Existing only since the late 1950s, Carefree, Arizona is nestled in the desert foothills, and is one of the earliest planned communities in Arizona. What it lacks in early old west history, it makes up for with its culture, exceptional granite boulder formations, small town charm, upscale galleries and shops, vibrant sunsets, and a star studded, night sky.