Cave Creek, AZ is a small town that still holds onto its wild western roots. It’s funky art galleries, meandering desert trails, and wide open spaces attract restless spirits of all stripes, including more than a few celebrities. Well-known personalities have found Cave Creek to be a laid-back community that allows them to let their hair down without alerting TMZ.
If you decide to come for a visit or even to buy luxury real estate in Cave Creek AZ, you will find a welcoming community where even these big names have found some peace and quiet:
1. Dick Van Dyke
It may be weird to think that you could easily bump into Dick Van Dyke on the streets in Cave Creek, but it’s true. The Hollywood legend has a home in this little desert alcove. Van Dyke has been a mainstay in showbiz since he starred in Bye Bye Birdie in 1963. Many Baby Boomers know him better for his iconic roles in Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as well as his turn on the silver screen in The Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis: Murder.
2. Stephenie Meyer
Edward Cullen and Bella Swan might not appreciate all the sunshine that Cave Creek offers, but their creator, Stephenie Meyer certainly does. The blockbuster author of the Twilight series makes her home in Cave Creek, along with her husband and three sons. If you happen to see her scribbling away at a local café, leave her be. You wouldn’t want to interrupt the creation of the next best-selling novel!
3. Taylor Lewan
If you notice a big, burly guy clomping down the streets of Cave Creek don’t worry (unless you happen to be an NFL quarterback). You might have just caught a glimpse of Taylor Lewan, starting left tackle of the Tennessee Titans. When he’s not sacking quarterbacks, Lewan spends part of his off-season relaxing in his Cave Creek desert home.
4. Grace Voss Frederick
Unfortunately, you won’t be bumping into Grace at the coffee shop, since she passed away in 2009, but you can see her legacy all around Cave Creek. Though Grace Voss Frederick originally made her mark on the Broadway stage in the 1930s, her later life was dedicated to preserving the history of Cave Creek. She created the Grace Museum of America in Cave Creek, which you can visit today. The Museum houses unique art and antiques of the area’s prehistory.
Life on the mean streets of the city isn’t exactly conducive to a carefree life, so when Earl Simmons, more popularly known by his stage name of DMX, wants to decompress, Cave Creek is where he comes. This popular rapper made a splash with his best-selling album And Then There Was X in 1999 and has followed it up with several new albums as well as a slew of acting credits for movies that include Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, and Cradle 2 the Grave. Now you can catch him keeping warm at his home in Cave Creek.
The same gorgeous surroundings, wide open spaces, and desert freedom that draws celebrities to Cave Creek may also fit your fancy. You can find luxury real estate in Cave Creek, AZ that will offer you privacy and comfort. On May 5th, one of the most unique and beautiful estates, Saguaro Sanctuary, will go under the hammer in a luxury absolute no reserve auction. The estate sits on its own mountain and offers breathtaking 360-degree views of the surrounding desert-scape. Its new owners will enjoy meandering trails on the property, a gorgeous waterfall pool, a Venetian-inspired kitchen, and rare finishes throughout the house. If you want to join the exclusive list of residents in Cave Creek, contact us now or call Supreme Auctions at (866) 929-2243 to learn more about the property and then claim your paddle!