In the Fermi Lectures on the obstacle problem in 1998, Caffarelli gave a proof of the mean value theorem which extends to general divergence form uniformly elliptic operators. In the general setting, the result shows that for any such operator L and at any point [chi]₀ in the domain, there exists a nested family of sets { D[subscript]r([chi]₀) } where the average over any of those sets is related to the value of the function at [chi]₀. Although it is known that the { D[subscript]r([chi]₀) } are nested and are comparable to balls in the sense that there exists c, C depending only on L such that B[subscript]cr([chi]₀) ⊂ D[subscript]r([chi]₀) ⊂ B[subscript]Cr([chi]₀) for all r > 0 and [chi]₀ in the domain, otherwise their geometric and topological properties are largely unknown. In this work we begin the study of these topics and we prove a few results about the geometry of these sets and give a couple of applications of the theorems.