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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Cave Creek is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 5,423. Cave Creek is in Maricopa County. Living in Cave Creek offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Cave Creek and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Cave Creek are above average.
About Cave Creek...
Population
5,423

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$466,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,278
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Cave Creek Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    4%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    5%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    23%
  • 65+ years
    33%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Cave Creek

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$91,500
National
$55,322
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Cave Creek Reviews

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Quiet, friendly town. Excellent restaurants and entertainment venues. Easy access to downtown Phoenix and other cities via make freeway, yet enough out of town to be quiet, relaxed atmosphere. Lots of community events to get to know neighbors and great family friendly events. Spacious lots which afford families great place to raise children. Outdoor venues well appointed and taken care of for safe fun outside.
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The most quaint town, and has the friendliest people! Whether driving through, looking for a great meal or stopping for antique shopping, Cave Creek has it all! Wonderful boutiques, antique shops, local restaurants with live team roping, bull riding events and an overall amazing sense of community!
Cave Creek is a wonderful place to visit, especially during the fall/winter months. There are beautiful hiking trails, such as Tom's Thumb and Black Mountain. Cave Creek has many great places to eat such as El Encanto and Oreganos. Janey's Coffeehouse is also a hidden gem!