On this map area, Deer Valley stretches from Happy Valley Road to the north, 35th Avenue to the west, Union Hills Drive to the south and Cave Creek Road to the east. There are several different larger single-family neighborhoods within this area such as Desert Peak, Boulder Creek at Desert Foothills, Mountaingate, Horizons at Scarlett Canyon, Beacon Hill, Westcott Court, Ridgewood Acres and Adobe Mountain Estates.
The subdivision of Desert Peak, for example, is a DR Horton master-planned community featuring over 600 single family homes, divided into four distinct “units” or neighborhoods, each with distinctive facades. Boulder Creek at Desert Foothills features contemporary style single family homes built in 1999-2000. Adobe Mountain Estates 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. Condominium complexes within Deer Valley include Happy Valley Commerce Center Condominiums, Pinnacle at Desert Peak Condominium, Cave Creek Villas Condominium, Springs at Yorkshire Condominium, Rose Garden Townhouses, and Cinnabar Condominiums.
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 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, Outlets at Anthem, 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.