Deep River is a predominantly residential community. There are shops to suit the needs of residents on Main Street.
The community features homes to suit every personality from period architecture and traditional colonials to modern river front condominium units.
Part of Connecticut State Regional School District 4, Deep River hosts an elementary school, regional middle school and high school. The community also provides adult education options for enrichment and learning. Communities in Region 4 also share a co-op preschool program.
The scenic river, the namesake of Deep River, and its glorious surroundings offer idyllic settings for outdoor recreation, including swimming, hiking, canoeing and kayaking. The community maintains extensive nature preserves, playgrounds and athletic fields.