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.

New Listing - 3 days online
$110,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
547
SQFT
8303 Palm Parkway #316 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
- Active

Offering excellent income potential, this fabulous condominium is 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

New Listing - yesterday
$119,900
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
547
SQFT
8303 Palm Parkway #408 Orlando, FL 32836
Condo For Sale
- Active

Lovely Fourth Floor condo-hotel Double Queen Suite at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham - Lake Buena Vista, located right outside of Disney Springs. Perfectly situated, close to a vast array of restaurants, shopping, Premium Outlets, close to the Theme Park

$130,000
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

$150,000
0.07
ACRES
ORANGE
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.

New Listing - 4 weeks online
$189,900
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
578
SQFT
6165 Carrier Drive #3302 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Beautifully Appointed Condominium Unit at the Enclave Orlando Resort, conveniently located just a few minutes from International Drive and Universal Studios. This Fully Furnished 2 Bed/2 Bath Condo-Hotel is located off International Drive. It feature

$199,000
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
578
SQFT
6165 Carrier Drive #1801 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Refurbished 2 Bedroom Condo with Fantastic Views of Universal Studios! Enjoy your own private vacation oasis on the 8th floor at the Enclave Suites Resort. Stay when you like and then rent your suite out through the resort when not in use to generate

$199,990
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

New Listing - 23 hours online
$200,000
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
578
SQFT
6165 Carrier Drive #2501 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

It is an investors dream to own a unit at the Enclave Orlando Resort, which is conveniently situated near International Drive and Universal Studios! This short-term rental unit comes turnkey furnished with bookings already set into the month of June

$210,000
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
578
SQFT
6165 Carrier Drive #3802 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Great option for investors, place the unit to be rented by the hotel management and use the unit when you are in town or buy it to be your home. If you are looking for a place where you have, One Indoor Heated Pool, Two Oversized Outdoor Pools, Two k

New Listing - 3 days online
$210,000
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,003
SQFT
8903 Latrec Avenue #3205 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

**Multiple Offers have been received. Seller is asking that all Highest and Best offers are submitted by Tuesday, May 31 at 5 pm.** Second floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in Dr Phillips! Split plan, light and bright. Great amenities, including a c

$215,000
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 - 6 days online
$215,000
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
840
SQFT
7731 Udine Avenue Orlando, FL 32819
Single Family Home For Sale
- Active

Calling All Investors. This is a great rental property. This may be the gem you have been waiting for 2 bedroom 1 bath home in the Tangelo Park Community. No HOA. The living room and dinette combination. Fenced yard home with room to entertain your f

New Listing - 6 days online
$234,000
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
999
SQFT
6006 Peregrine Avenue #D10 Orlando, FL 32819
Townhouse For Sale
- Active

Welcome home to this charming 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, located off Kirkman Rd, minutes to Universal Studios, Valencia College and Sand Lakes Restaurant Row. Very accessible to I-4. This Dr Phillips Community includes a clubhouse with a pool and tenni

New Listing - 2 weeks online
$253,000
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,300
SQFT
5053 Eaglesmere Drive #E05 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Magnificent Condo Doctor Phillips location, 1st floor, freshly painted, AC New, new electrical Box, remolded condo, new dishwasher and back door screen, and more, beautiful tile all around the interior of the home even tile kitchen counter tops, Loca

$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.

New Listing - a week online
$279,900
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,146
SQFT
5811 Windhover Drive #3-E06-2 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

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 unit with spacious ba

New Listing - yesterday
$300,000
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
5136 Vanguard Street Orlando, FL 32819
Single Family Home For Sale
- Active

Renovated, Corner lot, In the Heart of Orlando right behind International drive. This 3 Bedroom is in the right location, minutes from the attractions. Whether you're an investor of looking for yourself, this home sits on a huge corner lot, fenced in

New Listing - a week online
$315,000
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,014
SQFT
7448 Sugar Bend Drive #7448 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

SANCTUARY AT BAY HILL CONDO FOR SALE: 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1 car-garage. **FIRST FLOOR**CERAMIC FLOORS THROUGHOUT** 2021 AIR CONDITIONER CONDENSER. DISPOSAL, WASHER, DRYER & ALL KITCHEN APPLIANCES. SANCTUARY AT BAY HILL is a GATED COMMUNITY with

$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 - 3 weeks online
$375,000
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,340
SQFT
6901 Della Drive #24 Orlando, FL 32819
Condo For Sale
- Active

Want to live in the HEART of Dr. Phillips? Do you like shopping, restaurants and theme parks then LOOK NO FURTHER because you have found your new home. This highly sought-after condo located in the desirable CARRIAGE HOMES AT SOUTHAMPTON community is

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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