Dr Phillips Florida
Named for citrus magnate-turned philanthropist, Dr. Phillip Phillips, this burgeoning suburb of Orlando has quickly become a Central Florida hot spot for specialty shopping, dining and entertainment as well as luxury living. Carved out of Dr. Phillips’ vast real estate holding, the 4.9 square miles which comprise the Dr. Phillips area enjoys an enviable array of lifestyle options for every budget and family size.
The Dr. Phillips area is strategically located close to all of the area’s major theme parks and attractions. With Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, and Sea World in area, Dr. Phillips has plenty to see and do. Additionally, Interstate 4, the main artery for the heart of Central Florida, sits right on the edge of the area providing fast and easy access to downtown Orlando and the Orlando International Airport—both of which are approximately twenty minutes from the area. Yet, despite this close proximity to some of the world’s busiest international destinations, Dr. Phillips retains a localized flavor and tranquility.
Education / Recreation
Dr. Phillips also has an impressive list of A-rated schools for children of all ages. Anchored by the award-winning Dr. Phillips High School, the community also has four of Orange County’s top elementary schools Dr. Phillips Elementary School, Bay Meadows Elementary School, Palm Lake Elementary School and Windy Ridge Elementary School as well as the outstanding Southwest Middle School.
The Dr. P. Phillips Park is located in the heart of the area and provides a recreational area for all to enjoy—including the furry friends. With softball fields, soccer fields, a bandstand and a beach volleyball area, this park encompasses all ranges of physical fitness and is a great place for a picnic of family outing—it even has a splash pad. There are also numerous gyms, group fitness studios, and plenty of beautiful, tree-lined streets for those who enjoy an active lifestyle.
Dr. Phillips is home to two challenging golf courses as well. The first of which winds its way through Orange Tree, one of the area’s oldest and most established neighborhoods in the Dr. Phillips area. The second course is located at the Bay Hill Country Club. This stunning course was designed by golfing legend Arnold Palmer and is home to his annual PGA Tour Tournament, the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The tournament is played every March and draws thousands of golfing fans and some of the biggest names on the PGA Tour.
Economic / Shopping / Dining
The aptly named, “Restaurant Row,” located on Sand Lake Road in the center of Dr. Phillips provides an almost limitless selection of gastronomic choices. Featuring everything from national chains such as Bonefish and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse to local favorites Christini’s and Chathams Place. There are also numerous options for those wanting a night out on the town-- Rocco’s Tacos, The Whiskey and Vines to name just a few. Sand Lake Road and the surrounding area also boasts an impressive list of retail offerings. With names such as Trader Joe’s, Barnes and Noble, and Whole Foods, as well as numerous boutique and national retailers there are plenty of options for shopping without having to leave the community. Additionally, there are numerous medical offices, veterinary offices and daycare facilities as well as a local branch of the Orange County Public Library. In 2015, Dr. Phillips was named one of Money Magazine’s 50 best places to live in the U.S. and placed second on that list for job growth and economic opportunities in towns with populations of 10-50,000.
With all that it has to offer, Dr. Phillips is definitely a popular real estate destination. High-rise condominiums, retail, single family and estate homes are just a few of the myriad options that the area can claim. With prices which run a wide range, there is something for every budget and lifestyle. Historically the area has maintained very stable properties values, with a trend towards appreciation, making it an attractive option for prospective homeowners and both local and international investors. Here are a few of the neighborhoods which call the area home:
With all these plausible features that make Dr. Phillips a habitable location, you have every reason to make it your home. Narrow down your search for an ideal home and enlist the help of Julian Properties Inc. to expedite the process. He is an experienced realtor who will take you through the home buying process with ease.