A hip and luxurious Central Florida suburb with endless amenities
Dr. Phillips is a suburb of just over 11,000, only 20 minutes southwest of downtown Orlando. The city is named for Dr. Phillip Phillips, a renowned 20th-century figure of Central Florida’s history who ignited the local citrus industry. Now, the suburb of Dr. Phillips has become a hip and luxurious place for all types, whether residents are looking to raise a family, relocate for work, or retire peacefully.
Residents love Dr. Phillip’s convenient location, mere minutes from Orlando’s top attractions like International Drive and Universal Studios. Not only that, but this Orange County, Florida suburb is surrounded by beautiful lakes, with Big Sand Lake, Little Sand Lake, and Spring Lake just a few of them. Dr. Phillips, along with neighboring Windermere, is also home to the Butler Chain of Lakes, which is composed of 13 lakes known for their excellent water quality and good fishing and are heavily used for recreational activities such as boating and water sports.
Dr. Phillips is a small and vibrant community centered around entertainment and leisure. Residents find no shortage of ways to get outside and enjoy the year-round sunshine, whether they hit a round of golf or go boating along the chain of lakes.
No dining excursion in Dr. Phillips is complete without a trip to Restaurant Row, a nickname for a strip of incredible eateries along Sand Lake Road. When it comes to upscale dining on the Row, Eddy V’s Prime Seafood is top of the line. Chic and refined, Eddy V’s boasts an extensive menu of steak, seafood, and desserts with hand-crafted cocktails in their cocktail lounge. Guests can sit and sip while listening to live jazz performances for entertainment.
For those who prefer Mexican, Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar is a local favorite, known for its impressive selection of more than 400 tequilas. Christini’s Ristorante Italiano is the perfect spot for a special occasion, with dishes ranging from Italian meatballs to exquisite veal dishes, like veal with wild mushrooms and Marsala wine. Be sure to stop by to see world-renowned accordionist Dariusz Grabowski.
Live music is also available at a number of spots in Dr. Phillips, from the Whiskey to the live jazz performances at Eddie V’s. Theatre South Playhouse also puts on professional productions for all ages as well as classes and private lessons.
Retail therapy is no problem around Dr. Phillips, as it’s only 15 minutes away at the fantastic Mall at Millenia on Conroy Road. Shop high-end retailers like Armani, BVLGARI, and Versace. Dr. Phillips also has a local Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Fresh Market, and Sprouts Farmers Market in the community to serve every resident’s grocery needs.
So many incredible adventures await in Dr. Phillips, whether you’re up for thrills at Universal Studios, which is only a 10-minute drive from the center of town, or want to have a more laid-back afternoon on the greens at the Orange Tree Golf Club. Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge is also right around the corner, home to the Arnold Palmer Invitational and offering private memberships to locals.
Residents of Dr. Phillips are also close to Orange County’s Butler Chain of Lakes, where they can spend the day boating through inlets, fishing, or partaking in a number of watersports. The chain of lakes spans over 5,000 acres and connects 13 separate lakes. Finally, Dr. Phillips is minutes from International Drive, with a host of restaurants, stores, and attractions like WonderWorks and Icon Park.
The Orange County Public Schools district serves Dr. Phillips. The suburb is also conveniently located near several well-regarded private schools, including:
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