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 - 3 weeks online
$103,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
547
SQFT
8303 Palm Parkway #106 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
- Active

Come enjoy your new destination vacation home!! Hassle free when you already have a condo in the heart of Orlando close to Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, and much more! This lovely condo features an open floor plan with a combined living and d

New Listing - yesterday
$125,000
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,139
SQFT
5240 Eaglesmere Drive #C07 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Unique opportunity to purchase a ground-floor condo in the Dr. Phillips area at a heavily reduced amount! Due to circumstances, the seller needs to sell this unit FAST! The buyer will need to buy sight unseen as there is an uncooperative tenant/squat

New Listing - a week online
$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 - 2 weeks online
$152,900
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
542
SQFT
7601 Canada Ave #610 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Amazing opportunity to own this Beautiful Fully Furnished 1 Bed/1 Bath Condo-Hotel Studio located in the heart of Orlando, on the sixth floor of Stay/Sky Suites one of the best vacation rental investments in Orlando. It features 2 Beds, Living Room w

New Listing - 4 days online
$158,000
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
745
SQFT
10316 Turkey Lake Road #A-7 A/k/a Unit 111 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 community allows SHORT TERM RENTALS. Close to Convention Center, attractions and shopping area. Water, sewer, basic c

Price Change - 5 days ago
$169,500
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
408
SQFT
6165 Carrier Drive #1208 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Turn Key five star vacation rental! Do not miss out on your opportunity to own this completely remodeled furnished studio, located in the Enclave Suites Condo Hotel. The condo was remodeled in February 2022 and sleeps up to 4 with one queen size bed

New Listing - 3 weeks online
$174,800
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
408
SQFT
6165 Carrier Drive #1410 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Amazing opportunity to own this Beautiful Fully Furnished 1 Bed/1 Bath Condo-Hotel Studio located in the heart of Orlando, on the fourth floor of Enclave Suites one of the best vacation rental investments in Orlando It features a Queen Size Bed, Livi

$175,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
408
SQFT
6165 Carrier Drive #3512 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

REDUCED! BACK ON THE MARKET! Financing did not go through. Beautifully Appointed Condominium Unit at the Enclave Orlando Resort, conveniently located just a few minutes from Universal Studios. This Fully Furnished 1 Bed/1 Bath Condo-Hotel Studio has

Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$179,990
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
583
SQFT
6165 Carrier Drive #3104 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Honey, can we stay one more day? Yes, you may! Now is the opportunity to own a piece of paradise in Florida for everyday living or just a couple of days at a time. An opportunity to supplement your income using this as a short-term rental convenientl

$185,000
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
583
SQFT
6165 Carrier Drive #3804 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Back on Market. newly renovated, 8th Floor unit, with stunning LAKE and POOL VIEWS. 2 Bed/2 Bath Unit w/ SPACIOUS FAMILY ROOM. Furnished w/ Fully Equipped Kitchen. This spacious, comfortable suite sleeps up to six and feels just like home! The living

New Listing - 2 weeks online
$195,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
671
SQFT
7383 Universal Boulevard #110 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!! This NEWLY REMODELED condo it’s waiting for YOU!!! This condo it’s perfect for a vacation HOME or a short term rental property that can start making you MONEY from day 1. Your’e just minutes away to ICON PARK, UNIVERSAL

New Listing - 6 days online
$195,000
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
745
SQFT
10330 Turkey Lake Road #A-6 A/k/a Unit 101 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Location, location, location! INVESTORS ALERT!!! SHORT TERM RENTAL ALLOWED!!!--COMPLETELY RENOVATED-- 1 BED/1.5 BATH WITH A BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEW! THIS HOME BOASTS BRAND NEW WOOD STYLE LAMINATE FLOORING ALL THROUGHOUT WITH NEW TILES ON WET AREAS. BRAND

Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$200,000
ORANGE
COUNTY
Confidential Orlando, FL 32819
Business Opportunity For Sale
- Active

THIS CARPET, TILE & GROUT CLEANING BUSINESS has been established for over 30 years and counts with a faithful and recurrent clientele. Current owner purchased the business in June last year to apply for an investment visa and no longer needs it, as h

New Listing - 2 weeks online
$210,000
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
578
SQFT
6165 Carrier Drive #3202 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Unique Investment Opportunity!! The Enclave is a condo hotel featuring vacation style living. Great condo for full time or part time living. This 2 bedroom, second floor unit in Building one has a main living room featuring open kitchen, dining area

$260,000
0.28
ACRES
ORANGE
COUNTY
Pine Street Orlando, FL 32836
Land For Sale
- Active

Take advantage of this available vacant lot in desirable area of Dr. Phillips. Close to South Apopka Vineland Road.

$274,900
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,146
SQFT
5811 Windhover Drive #3-E06-2 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

**REDUCED PRICE**. Location, Location, Location!! Just minutes from Universal Studios and Orlando's famed theme parks, attractions, fine dining, shopping and great schools. You will fall in love with this recently updated and spacious second floor un

$315,000
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,014
SQFT
7746 Sugar Bend Drive #7746 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Dr Phillips 2 bedroom 2 Bath with one car garage We are minutes away from Universal Studios, I-4, shopping plazas and restaurants located on International drive. The community itself is private with plenty of trees, located near the best public schoo

$325,000
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,056
SQFT
7395 Universal Boulevard #402 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Click Virtual Tour Link 1 for a 3D tour of the unit! Click Virtual Tour Link 2 for video of grounds and unit! Nicknamed “Orlando’s Hidden Gem”, The Point Hotel & Suites in Orlando offers modern accommodations and relaxing hotel amenities near Orlando

$325,000
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,056
SQFT
7383 Universal Blvd #307 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Point Orlando Resort, luxurious 2 Bedroom Lock-Off Suite with Optional hotel rental program available in the heart of International Drive! This fully furnished condo in immaculate condition offers a stunning view from the eight story of highly desira

New Listing - yesterday
$329,900
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,370
SQFT
5017 Steyr Street Orlando, FL 32819
Single Family Home For Sale
- Active

Beautiful home in a nice neighborhood. House has been fully renovated. Brand new kitchen cabinets, granite countertop, brand new appliances; new vinyl flooring, 2 bathrooms completely remodeled, new faucets, new toilets, new vanities, new floors, new

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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