Dr. Phillips

Quick Facts

Average home details:

  • $300k – 700k
  • Almost all homes built in the 1980’s
  • Larger lot sizes, central location

Dellagio located in “Restaurant Row” off Sand Lake Rd in Dr. Phillips.

Distance from the Parks:

  • ~ 15 minutes to Disney
  • ~ 10 minutes to Universal

Nearby Schools & 2019 School Grades:

(School grades are based on the Florida Dept. of Education rating system: A,B,C,D,F. Please note there are more than one school in each Orlando neighborhood, this is just a snapshot)

  • High School: Dr. Phillips High School: B
  • Middle School: Chain of Lakes Middle School: B
  • Elementary School: Sand Lake Elementary School: A


If restaurants, shopping, and Trader Joe’s are important to you, then look no further than Dr. Phillips! Named after the famous Citrus producer Dr. Phillip Phillips, this area is known for a variety of exciting restaurants and proximity to the parks. One of the most important takeaways of Dr. Phillips is the community’s residential feel – This is an area where you’ll know your neighbors; short term rentals are hard to find here.

The Dr. Phillips’ area rose to prominence in the 1980’s. Dr. Phillips is a small geographical area, and was quickly developed by the 1990’s.  This is a great place to find a home ready to remodel in a prime location. Only 5 minutes from Universal Studios and 10 minutes from Disney, this area is home to many locals who love Disney but don’t want to be too close to the magic. 

Why Residents Love The Area

Jeremy and Liz K. began their search in Lake Mary, but decided Dr. Phillips was a better fit for their needs. They regularly eat vegetarian and Kosher meals, so being only 10 minutes from Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s was important to their needs. They also wanted to be close to Disney! They bought a beautiful pool home on a corner lot that needed cosmetic updates.

Denise & Tom G.  purchased a home in Dr. Phillips that was only 5 minutes to Universal. Tom works in upper management at Universal, and needed to live close by. They can now see Universal fireworks from their front lawn!

Things to Consider in Dr. Phillips

  • Older homes may not be for everyone
  • Dr. Phillips is residential, but close to International Drive, which is home to the Orlando Icon, gift shops, and more. 
  • Dr. Phillips traffic can be busy, since the area is so centrally located.

Fun Things Nearby

Restaurant Row

“Restaurant Row” has some of the best restaurants in Orlando. Slate, Morton’s steakhouse, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, and Season’s 52 are all within a mile of each other.

Mall at Millenia 

The Mall at Millenia is one of the best places to shop. With upscale stores like Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s, the Mall at Millenia is easily the best place to shop in Orlando.

Bay Hill Golf Club & Lodge

Host of the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational, the Bay Hill Golf Club and Lodge is as famous as they come. One of the top golf courses in Orlando. 

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