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Cave Creek sits high above Phoenix and Scottsdale in the Black Mountain, Skull Mesa and Elephant Butte foothills. Such a terraced appearance has made it a popular vacation destination, as well as highly recognizable as an “Old Western” town. There are saloons, rodeos, rustic art galleries and Western-style shops. Live music is featured nightly at most venues, bringing in both national and local talents. Play championship golf at world-class courses before browsing through the plentiful specialty stores. And if you find yourself craving that hustle and bustle of the city, Phoenix and Scottsdale are merely a stone’s throw away.