Buying a House in Doctor Phillips Florida

INTRO

Doctor Phillips is a small suburb in Orlando in a prime location. It is the area closest to both Walt Disney World (5 miles) and Universal Orlando (4 miles) of any other community on this list. Besides the beautiful homes in Dr. Phillips, one of its great claims to fame is Restaurant Row. This 2-mile stretch of road features restaurants like Ruth’s Chris, Ocean Prime, Seasons 52, and many more.

DR. PHILLIPS ORLANDO LOCATION

Doctor Phillips is located west of Universal Studios and bordered by I-4 and Windermere. For those wanting to be minutes from both Universal Studios and Disney, this is your spot. In Dr. Phillips, you’re 5 minutes away from Universal and 12 minutes from Disney. From most places, you can see fireworks from both theme parks. I have fond memories of growing up watching the fireworks from my cousin’s home 3 miles from Universal.

HISTORY  & LOCATION

Dr. Phillip Phillips was a citrus grove owner in the 40s and 50s, and at one point owned more than 5,000 acres of land in what is now the Doctor Phillips suburb of Orlando. He sold his land in the 50s, but the name stuck. Doctor Phillips is a census-designated place, and not an incorporated city.


Map and relative location to theme parks


THINGS TO DO IN DOCTOR PHILLIPS

There’s a lot to do within 15 minutes of Doctor Phillips. One of the most notable sections of DP is “Restaurant Row.” This section of restaurants and upscale eateries sits right on the intersection of Sand Lake Blvd and Apopka-Vineland Rd and houses one of my favorite restaurants in Orlando: Slate.

Universal is almost within walking distance and is a must if you live in DP. Right beyond Universal is International Drive, which is synonymous with attractions like the ICON Orlando Observation wheel, Madam Toussaud’s Wax Museum, Pointe Orlando shopping center, and several other prime/premium outlets. The Mall at Millenia is also 10 minutes away.

DR. PHILLIPS HOMES

Doctor Phillips has a higher price point than the Orlando average. The lowest-priced homes sit around $290,000 and can fetch as far as $1 million. Most homes were built in the 1980s and 90s. This means that lots are typically larger, around a quarter of an acre. It’s hard to find new subdivision homes in Dr. Phillips. New home builds are typically at the higher end of the price spectrum. Homes for sale in Doctor Phillips, FL

Two of the most affordable neighborhoods in Doctor Phillips are Clubhouse Estates and Sandlake Hills. On rare occasions, homes in these neighborhoods can still be found for under $300,000 and have historically held their value well.

Right across the street from Clubhouse Estates and Sandlake Hills is Bay Hill. Homes in Bay Hill Club & Lodge regularly see price tags of 1 million dollars. The Bay Hill Club and Lodge also hosts the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational of the PGA Tour.

Why Live Here?

Doctor Phillips is great for those who don’t want to commute far to the parks, or in general. While traffic in any densely populated area can be frustrating at rush hour, you won’t put nearly as many miles on your car as neighborhoods farther away. You also won’t spend as much on tolls here as well, due to its strategic location.

Homes for sale in Doctor Phillips, FL

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New Listing - 4 weeks online
$15,000
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ORANGE, FL
COUNTY
11600 S Apopka Vineland Road Orlando, FL 32836
Land For Sale
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Price Change - 5 days ago
$79,900
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ORANGE, FL
COUNTY
7727 Nectar Drive Orlando, FL 32819
Land For Sale
- Active

Directly across the street from the brand new Universal Studios epic theme park! Rare opportunity for a builder-ready lot. New homes selling between $200-$220 per square foot. A+++ School district southwest middle and Dr. Phillips high. Centrally loc

$87,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
542
SQFT
7601 Canada Avenue #408 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Great turnkey condo-hotel unit, conveniently located in the heart of Orlando! Fully furnished, located on the 4th floor of the Stay Sky Suites. The hotel features a pool with jacuzzi, fitness center, theme park shuttles, business center, and on-site

$90,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
542
SQFT
7601 Canada Avenue #507 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Condo-hotel unit... Own your Piece of Orlando Investment Property under $100k with the option to stay up to 179 days per year in the heart of Orlando's Entertainment District! This Condo is Fully furnished, located on the 5th floor of the Stay Sky Su

$93,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
542
SQFT
7601 Canada Avenue #303 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

StaySky Suites is a condo hotel close to International Drive. This Fully Furnished Turn-Key condo features an updated furniture package, 2 queen beds in the bedroom, a separate living room with sleeper sofa and dining table, fully equipped kitchen in

$94,900
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
542
SQFT
7601 Canada Avenue #617 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

This Fully Furnished Turn-Key 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom Condo-Hotel is located in the sixth floor in the beautifully Appointed Condominium at StaySky Suites, conveniently located in the heart of Orlando's main tourist corridor, International Drive. This

$95,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
542
SQFT
7601 Canada Avenue #301 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Great Vacation Investment Option - StaySky Suites Orlando - Condo/Hotel, fully furniture with Breakfast, Spa center, Pool with Jacuzzi, BBQ area, Sports court, Game room, Fitness center, mini market, vendor machines. Amazing location, just 5 minutes

$97,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
547
SQFT
8303 Palm Parkway #211 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
- Active

Beautifully Appointed Condominium at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Lake Buena Vista, conveniently located just a few minutes from Walt Disney World Parks and Disney Springs. This Fully Furnished 1 Bed/1 Bath Condo-Hotel features Upgraded Furniture Packa

$97,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
547
SQFT
8303 Palm Parkway #318 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
- Active

Beautifully Appointed Condominium at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Lake Buena Vista, conveniently located just a few minutes from Walt Disney World Parks and Disney Springs. This Fully Furnished 1 Bed/1 Bath Condo-Hotel features Upgraded Furniture Packa

New Listing - 3 weeks online
$100,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
547
SQFT
8303 Palm Parkway #5 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
- Active

Lovely 5th Floor (top floor) pool view 1/1 condo located in the heart of Orlando's theme parks. Recently refurbished to a high standard with an updated kitchen, this unit is in the onsite rental program. Enjoy the opportunity to offset the cost of ow

$109,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
542
SQFT
7601 Canada Avenue #605 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Beautifully Appointed Condominium at StaySky Suites, conveniently located in the heart of Orlando's main tourist corridor, International Drive. This Fully Furnished Turn-Key 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom Condo-Hotel features Upgraded Furniture Package, 2 Qu

$109,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
542
SQFT
7601 Canada Avenue #612 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Beautifully Appointed Condominium at StaySky Suites, conveniently located in the heart of Orlando's main tourist corridor, International Drive. This Fully Furnished Turn-Key 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom Condo-Hotel features Upgraded Furniture Package, 2 Qu

$123,500
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
408
SQFT
6165 Carrier Drive #1508 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

NEW LOWER PRICE! Wonderful opportunity to own a condo-hotel/ Airbnb in the best location in Orlando. This unit is light and bright with a spacious open feel. Beautiful view from the 5th floor facing the lake. It is located walking distance to Un

New Listing - 3 weeks online
$125,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
408
SQFT
6165 Carrier Drive #3509 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

READY TO INVEST? This condo-hotel is just off International Drive so it is surrounded by theme parks, water parks, malls, Orlando Convention Center, outlet shopping, dining, and plenty of entertainment. Easy access around town with nearby I4, 528, a

$125,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
408
SQFT
6165 Carrier Drive #3208 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Great Condo/Hotel Style in the heart of the tourist area , fully furnished, two outdoor pools & hot tubs , also indoor heated pool & SPA , enjoy the resort amenities , Just of International Drive , you will be immersed in Theme Parks, Water park, Ma

Price Change - 2 days ago
$130,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
547
SQFT
8303 Palm Parkway #210 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
- Active

Beautifully Appointed Condominium at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Lake Buena Vista, conveniently located just a few minutes from Walt Disney World Parks and Disney Springs. This Fully Furnished 1 Bed/1 Bath Condo-Hotel features Upgraded Furniture Packa

New Listing - a week online
$137,000
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
745
SQFT
10274 Turkey Lake Road #141 (A-27) Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Location, location, location! INVESTORS ALERT!!! Nice 1 bed/ 1,5 bath condo at the sought after Sand Lake Village Condominium This home boasts updated cabinets and vanities, ceramic tile downstairs and carpet upstairs. Close to Convention Center, att

New Listing - a week online
$140,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
591
SQFT
6045 Windhover Drive #A02-2 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Location, Location Location! Fully Remodeled 1 bedroom 1 bath Great balcony with pond view. Tiles all over the condo No carpet. Minutes walk to Portofino Bay Resort, Hard Rock Resort and to City Walk Universal Studios. So close to shopping areas 5 mi

$150,000
0.07
ACRES
ORANGE, FL
COUNTY
S Apopka Vineland Orlando, FL 32836
Land For Sale
- Active

Available vacant land in the Dr. Phillips area. Close to Theme Parks, Major highways and Shopping Centers.

$170,000
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,139
SQFT
6068 Peregrine Avenue #C05 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

LOCATION! GREAT INVESTMENT! Located just a few blocks north of Universal Studios and International Drive. Best shopping, restaurants, everything really close to your house. Come and see this cozy 2nd-floor condominium, its a MUST SEE! SCHEDULE YOUR T

Pete Werner

I'm an Orlando local and owner of The DIS (wdwinfo.com), DVCfan.com, DCLfan.com, and host of the DIS Unplugged podcast.

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