Deerland is located in a rural area along U.S. Route 90 from State Road 393 eastward to the Walton County line. Eglin AFB borders the community on the south; Dorcas, on the north; Mossy Head, in Walton County, on the north; and Killingsworth Crossroads, on the west. Crestview, moreover, is about fifteen miles to the west. The Shoal River skirts Deerland from the Walton County line to the north around the north side of the community westward where it gradually turns to the south into Eglin AFB property. Smaller subdivisions in Deerland have begun growing off the Tamiami Trail: The Pines and Triple Lakes.