Dr. Phillips is an area in Orlando that is elegant and beautiful. It is noted for its prime real estate and lavishly gated communities. It has been referred to as the "jewel" of Orlando's residential neighborhoods. From its lake front homes and its immaculate golf courses, to its perfect location and rural scenery, Dr. Phillips is gorgeous.
Dr. Phillips gets its name from Dr. Phillips Phillips. This is a man who is known for his huge development in the packaging and processing of orange juice. As everyone knows, Florida is the Citrus state and his innovations towards the management of orange juice, made him quit the profit. He owned thousands of acres of property in the Central Florida area. These superb acres of groves later became known as Dr. Phillips.
Though this neighborhood can be the ideal place to call home, the real estate may be steep and because it is so sought after, finding a home that doesn't leave your pockets on fire, can defiantly be a challenge.
Pros •Superb Real Estate! •Golf courses that golfers will drool over. •Gorgeous landscapes and lakefront properties. •Prestigious country cubs. •Very low crime rate. •Great communities for families.
Cons •Traffic may be a problem to Downtown Orlando. •Can be pricey.
The People - Who Lives Here?
The community of Dr.Phillips seems to be populated by very motivated residents. There is always something going on for all ages. Families especially make up a large portion of the neighborhood. This is because it is a great area to start a family in. Safe and gated with very low crime rates makes it appealing towards many mom and dads. Another common type of resident who inhabits Dr. Phillips is the golfer. With the many sparkling green courses spread throughout the communities in this neighborhood, golfers are mesmerized. The neighborhoods have this savvy classy vibe about them. The area is well known for its high reputation and influence on the Orlando area. I think the people who reside in Dr. Phillips are somewhat pristine themselves and like to make a big impression. I wouldn't go as far to say the residents are all upper class, but the neighborhood likes to keep a positive image and expects the same goal from those who live there.
Social Scene - Bars, clubs, restaurants
This neighborhood is centered In Orlando and near Universal Studios. A large array of restaurants which is referred “restaurant row” is located in Dr. Phillips, near International Drive. This neighborhood is centered In Orlando and near Universal Studios. A large array of restaurants which is referred to as “restaurant row” is located in Dr. Phillips, near International Drive. This large variety of delectable restaurants has such upscale dining places like Christini’s Ristorante Italiano, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill and many more. Your belly will love you!
The social scene in regards to bars and so forth is also vibrant. Located next to Universal Studios Citywalk, International Drive, and a short drive from Downtown Orlando, the area gives residents loads of places to socialize. A Great spot called the Lucky Leprechaun an Irish pub, has karaoke 7 nights a week where kids are welcome. Timpano Chophouse & Martini bar is located right off of Sand Lake Rd and is also a great place to get out to. It is right in the Neighborhood and has live music from Tuesday through saturday. The Dr. Phillips community is stretched over such a large area that there are numerous things to get into.
The Value - Rental prices vs. quality of living
The real estate in the Dr.Phillips area is historic and elegant. Some of the homes are million dollars houses that are actually being sold or rented at prices fairly reasonable. Some properties are not and the price tags would have many mouths dropping. However, the gorgeous luxury estates are well worth the hefty investment. Some say that Dr. Phillips has gone down a bit and the location is not are "gas friendly". I think this is untrue. The communities are securely gated, the landscapes are well attended to and the homes are strongly built. Everywhere in Orlando is going to be a drive and the location of Dr. Phillips is convenient enough. I was surprised to find the low price tags on some of the houses in the area. For those looking for renting, apartment complexes are somewhat hard to come by for they are hidden. This neighborhood is more welcoming towards families or home renters. I do think that the quality over value is fair here. Because this area was developed so long ago, there is the essence of history in some of the properties but overall, the real estate is a plus in my book.
Transportation & Traffic
The location of Dr. Phillips has mixed reviews. Its been referred to as a “prime location”. The region stretches among Big and Little Sand Lake, Lake Serene, and the legendary Bay Hill golf course. It is South of Conroy Windermere on Apopka Vineland to the Disney Parks. The west side is Windermere and on the east side is I-4. Dr Phillips is a desired location and does uphold that reputation. It is a CDP (census designated place), which is identified by the US. Because this area is so wide spread, there is several transportation businesses located around it. Yahoo! Travel and transportation in Dr. Phillips, is a great site that lists many of these services.
Rental Advice & Tips
Research! This location is filled with gorgeous luxury real estate and one should take their time scoping them out. This is a older community so some of the houses may be detailed with a sophisticated sense rather than a modern chic one. However, throughout the times, Dr. Phillips has expanded and there are new developments in the area. Take your time, check throughly through the different options and look for places with pools. Its florida after all!
Entertainment & Recreation - Things to do
Golfers are huge in the location. The charming Bay Hill Club and Lodge offers Dr. Phillips residents their very own private club to attend. It includes a 70-room lodge, spa, fitness center, pool, and tennis courts. It also offers the finest in luxury and delicious cuisine. For the kids there is a refreshing spot called Splash!. It is located in the Dr. Phillips playground and is quite the attraction. Its fun for grown-ups and kids alike an is a great pool alternative. The fact that Dr. Phillips is close to the Disney, Universal Studios and International Drive locations, the fun is never-ending,
Dr. Phillips also prides on their sports teams. Baseball, basketball, soccer and many more sports groups are highly supported by this community.
The schools here are ideal for many families. They are known as the best in Orlando. Some are even award winning which is very impressive. Dr. Phillips High School has been open since 1987 and is located on Turkey Lake Road. It is said to offer the best education Orlando has to offer it young community. Olympia High School is another neighboring school in the area. Dr Phillips Elementary School is also known for its “students come first” attitude. Great Schools.com is a great site with rave reviews on the Dr. Phillips Elementary School. Colleges like Valencia Community College, Dr. Phillips Institute for the Study of American Business Activity, and University of Central Florida are all in driving distances.