There are numerous 55+ communities throughout Arizona. Particularly in the Phoenix area you will find communities to meet your desires and needs with the amenities to meet your lifestyle. Whether you prefer to be in the heart of the city or in a more rural setting, close to shopping and entertainment, with activities, golf, hiking and biking, prefer close by professional services or with a community center nearby there are communities and neighborhood with these features. If your looking for an independent style area, such as Sun City/Sun City West or a neighborhood setting with that 'get-to-know-your-neighbors' atmosphere you will be able to find what fits you best.
You are in the Deer Valley area. There are a few communities I can recommend. Contact me if you would like and I will review them with you.