With the advent of the 101 freeway, the North Scottsdale area is now accessible. This attractive area that includes the cities of Carefree and Cave Creek, has some of the most natural landscapes in Arizona and even the home developments that have come into this land have tried to preserve what is natural. Here you can enjoy the McDowell Mountains at the Marriott, taste real rattlesnake at Rawhide, eat great steaks under the stars at Pinnacle Peak Patio and see history come alive at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West. Traveling north, you will find the five-star Grayhawk Golf Club and community. With homes in the multi-million dollar range and property of like value, the beauty is overwhelming. Del Webb may be most famous for Sun City in the Valley of the Sun, but he also left behind a considerable legacy right here, with Terravita, a master-planned community that has its own grocery, golf and lifestyle, set in the desert. If this beauty isn't enough, keep traveling north and you will find el Pedregal Festival Marketplace. Here, specialty shops line a pueblo-themed outdoor mall. This elegant shopping experience is a celebration of aromas and visual delights. Carefree offers the distinctive Boulders Resort & Spa, one of the world's top destination resorts. Then head over for western fun in the city of Cave Creek. Crazy Ed's Satisfied Frog is a must visit for anyone.
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