Dr. Phillips was named after Doctor Philip Phillips, who was once one of the world’s largest citrus growers. This area was made up of acres upon acres of Florida’s famous tangerine, grapefruit, and orange groves. In the 1940s, Phillips’ crop and business evolved so much that he had to hire a planner to create the community where his family and workers lived. Phillips ended up selling his citrus business to the now-famous Minute Maid Company in 1954. Soon after Mr. Walt Disney announced that he was planning to create the Walt Disney World Resort, Phillips revised his original community plan. In 1969, Dr. Phillips became the first master-planned community in Central Florida.
Dr. Phillips is commonly described as one of the best places to live in Florida. Dr. Phillips offers gorgeous luxury lakefront homes and gated communities nestled between the Big Sand Lake and the Butler Chain of Lakes. Dr. Phillips residents can enjoy the convenience of a big city without sacrificing comfort and luxury.
Located in Orlando’s southwestern region, this luxurious area is just a short drive from Orlando’s most popular attractions. Watch an Orlando City soccer game at Exploria Stadium or an Orlando Magic basketball game at the Amway Center after tailgating at one of the many sports bars and gastropubs in Downtown Orlando. Enjoy a fun date night visiting the award-winning restaurants on Restaurant Row, the multitude of retail stores at The Mall at Millenia, and exciting nightlife near International Drive (also known as I-Drive). Many major highways and freeways are nearby, making any destination in Florida within Dr. Phillips’ reach.
Dr. Phillips is the picture-perfect place to raise a family. Kids will never get bored experiencing the community’s endless recreational opportunities. They will receive an unmatched education by enrolling in Dr. Phillips’ A-rated schools, like the nationally acclaimed Dr. Phillips High School. If you’re looking for a perfect home full of rich Florida history and access to some of the country’s best family-friendly entertainment, look no further than the Dr. Phillips community.