On this map area, Deer Valley stretches from Jomax Road and Happy Valley Road to the north, 67th Avenue to the west, the 101 freeway to the south and Cave Creek Road to the east. This wide-ranging area is comprised of several different single-family neighborhoods such as Happy Valley Estates, Softwind Estates, Saddleback Hills, Pinnacle Peak Crossing, Arroyo Springs, Palos Santos, Tonopah Heights, Horizons at Scarlett Canyon, Sunset Canyon, Adobe Mountain Estates, Suncrest Villas West, Terracina, and Arroyo Rojo among others.
Adobe Mountain Estates, for example, is an established neighborhood with single family homes constructed in the early 1990s with floorplans ranging from 1,600 to 2,100 sq ft on average. Terracina features single family homes built in 1997, and is adjacent to Adobe Mountain Park and Paseo Hills School. Condominium complexes within Deer Valley include Deer Valley Aero Center and Villas at Lone Cactus.
Outdoor activities in and near Deer Valley include the Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve, the Peoria Regional Preserve, the Cave Buttes Recreation Area, Deem Recreation Area, Thunderbird Conservation Park, and the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve. There are a few community parks such as Deer Valley Park, Victory Lane Sports Park, and Paseo Highlands Park. Nearby golf courses include the Arrowhead Country Club, Willow Creek Golf Course, Bellair Golf Club, Anthem Golf and Country Club, Glen Lakes, and Paradise Valley Golf Course.
Entertainment options in and near Deer Valley include Wet n Wild Water Park, Fort Adobe Paintball, Jumpstreet and SkyZone. The major shopping areas in and near this Deer Valley area include the Shops at Norterra, Happy Valley Towne Center, and Deer Valley Town Centre.
Schools: Two school districts serve this area of Deer Valley: Paradise Valley Unified School District and Deer Valley Unified School District.