Dr. Phillips is a luxurious area in the southwest region of Orlando, perfectly nestled between the Sand Lake Chain of Lakes and the Butler Chain of Lakes. Known for its award-winning schools, local hot spot – “Restaurant Row”, and gorgeous lakeside properties, Dr. Phillips real estate is among Central Florida’s greatest treasures. Dr. Phillips boasts spectacular waterfront homes, gated communities, beautiful neighborhoods, and lavish luxury and estate homes.
The communities of Dr. Phillips benefit from their proximity to all of Central Florida’s world famous attractions. Just fifteen minutes from downtown Orlando, residents can enjoy sporting events, art galleries, venues for live music and theater, award-winning restaurants, shopping, and a vibrant night life. Also nearby are Orlando’s world famous theme parks. A visit to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, or Sea World is always within reach. Dr. Phillips is conveniently close to many of the major highways and freeways, connecting it to any destination in Florida.
Even with being so close to the excitement of Central Florida, Dr. Phillips retains its rural privacy. The tranquility found here is underscored by its access to picturesque lakes and all of the recreational activities one can imagine. Whether it be swimming and sunbathing on pristine shorelines or boating under clear blue skies, Dr. Philips delivers. On land, residents and Orlando golf lovers will find the Bay Hill Golf and Country Club, among others, which are home to some of the finest golf courses in the country.
World class dining is synonymous with the area thanks to the renowned collection of restaurants affectionately known as Restaurant Row. Here diners can indulge themselves in some of the finest foods available. Dr. Phillips is home to many upscale shops and boutiques, and is situated near numerous malls including the exclusive and upscale Mall at Millenia.
There are not many places more conducive to raising a family than Dr. Phillips. The near endless recreational activities are perfect for family bonding and get-togethers, while the prestigious schools offer children an unmatched education.
The History of Dr. Phillips
The Orlando, Florida area of Dr. Phillips, received its name from Doctor Phillip Phillips, who was at one time, the world’s largest citrus grower. The area was made up of thousands of acres of orange, grapefruit, and tangerine groves. In the 1940’s, Phillips hired a planner to create a community in the area for people and workers to live. Phillips sold his citrus holdings to a commercial partnership in which included Minute Maid, in 1954. After Walt Disney announced his plans for the Walt Disney World Resort, the original community plan was revised, and in 1969, Dr. Phillips became the first master-planned community in Central Florida.