David N. Snyder wrote:He resides in one of the lower deva realms
No, he resides in the highest deva realm of the sensual planes — paranimmita-vasavatti devaloka
The way I see it, Māra is like a materialistic multi-billionaire who is able to enjoy whatever sensual pleasures he wishes to enjoy. He is not a scrooge figure who doesn't enjoy his wealth, but he thinks that sensual enjoyment is the highest bliss, and is totally oblivious to the truth of suffering. He has everything to lose from the teachings of the Buddha, which say that sensual pleasures are empty and void, impermanent and unstable, and not worthy of our interest. Therefore, Māra is vehemently opposed to the Dhamma.
Other devas, like Sakka in Tāvatiṃsa, or the Bodhisatta's mother in Tusita, are also able to enjoy sensual pleasures whenever they wish, but being Noble Ones, they have great confidence in and respect for the Dhamma, since they understand the suffering inherent in existence and the pursuit of sensual pleasures.