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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

If you have questions about moving to Central Florida and would like to speak with a real estate professional, please contact us.

$74,000
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8303 Palm Parkway #121 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
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Lovely Condo-Hotel, one-bedroom, and one-bath, fully furnished, with pool view, located in the heart of Orlando's theme parks. Recently refurbished with an updated kitchen, this unit is in the onsite rental program. Enjoy the opportunity to offset t

$76,995
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8303 Palm Parkway #324 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
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Income-producing fabulous condominium located in Orlando. One-bedroom, one-bath condominium at Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista (hotel). This incredibly well-maintained property features everything a person needs while on vacation in Central Florida.

$76,995
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547
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8303 Palm Parkway #402 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
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Income-producing fabulous condominium located in Orlando. One-bedroom, one-bath condominium at Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista (hotel). This incredibly well-maintained property features everything a person needs while on vacation in Central Florida.

$76,995
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547
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8303 Palm Parkway #206 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
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Income-producing fabulous condominium located in Orlando. One-bedroom, one-bath condominium at Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista (hotel). This incredibly well-maintained property features everything a person needs while on vacation in Central Florida.

$79,000
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ORANGE, FL
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7616 Pomelo Drive Orlando, FL 32819
Land For Sale
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Ready to built a beautiful house in a corner lot , best schools, located between SAND LAKE RD and INTERNATIONAL DR Best schools like DR PHILIPS HS come and see it, low taxes, on the center of Orlando

$84,950
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547
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8303 Palm Parkway #304 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
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Lovely one bedroom one bathroom, fully furnished condo located on the third floor in Hawthorne Suites. This condo features an open floor plan with a combined living and dining space, a well-equipped kitchen and a lavish master bedroom with plenty of

$84,950
1
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547
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8303 Palm Parkway #308 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
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Fully furnished one bedroom one bathroom condo located on the third floor in Hawthorne Suites. This condo features an open floor plan with a combined living and dining space, a well-equipped kitchen and a lavish master bedroom with plenty of natural

$86,900
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547
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8303 Palm Parkway #116 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
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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. FIRST FLOOR (Rare Find). This Fully Furnished 1 Bed/1 Bath Condo-Hotel features

$89,900
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ORANGE, FL
COUNTY
7727 Nectar Drive Orlando, FL 32819
Land For Sale
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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

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$93,000
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542
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7601 Canada Avenue #303 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
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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

$95,000
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542
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7601 Canada Avenue #301 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
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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

$97,900
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8303 Palm Parkway #211 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
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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

$97,900
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547
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8303 Palm Parkway #318 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
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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

$110,000
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547
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8303 Palm Parkway #210 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
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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

Price Change - 5 days ago
$110,000
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883
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8303 Palm Parkway #3 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
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Investor Alert!!! Hawthorne Suites Lake Buena Vista is a resort Condo-Hotel located just blocks from Disney World. Turnkey investment property with opportunity to rent as 2 bedroom suite or 1 bedroom unit and studio. Fully furnished with a full kitc

$120,000
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8303 Palm Parkway #322 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
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Beautiful Service Apartment Condo with Furniture. HOA fee including Power, Water, Cable, Internet, Phone, House Keeping. Condo Unit # 322 is identified as room 322 & room 324. can be rented separately by the Hotel condo, by the Hawthorn Suites by W

Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$129,900
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542
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7601 Canada Avenue #605 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
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REDUCED! 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 Pack

Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$129,900
1
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TOTAL BATH
542
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7601 Canada Avenue #612 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
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REDUCED! 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 Pack

$139,900
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671
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7383 Universal Boulevard #309 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
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Owner wants an offer!! Looking for a GREAT INVESTMENT PROPERTY and a great place to stay when in Orlando? HIGH OCCUPANCY RATE property! Look no further. Own this fabulous 1 bedroom/1 bath property in the middle of the I-Drive corridor and close t

New Listing - 2 weeks online
$142,000
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745
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10302 Turkey Lake Road #A-16 (#126) Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
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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, fresh paint, ceramic tile downstairs and carpet upstairs. Close to Conventi

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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