Dr. Phillips Backstory

Named after a local doctor, businessman and philanthropist in the early 1900’s, the community of Dr. Phillips is a vibrant city of restaurants, shops, beautiful community parks, and upscale real estate. Dr. Phillips was named as one of the best places to live in America by Time’s Money Magazine, and it combines highly ranked schools, chill happy hour spots, miles of walking trails and is located just minutes from Universal Studios Orlando.

Dr. Phillips Main Thruway

Living in Dr. Phillips

This suburban area has a refreshing mix of classic homes on the water and exclusive gated communities. For golfer’s, there is no better place to live, as the area is home to multiple golf courses, including the coveted Bay Hill Golf Club. And while it’s a hub for upscale shopping and booming nightlife, Dr. Phillips is a great place to live for people who love to be out in nature and lead an active lifestyle. The area has community parks and playgrounds galore, the Dr. Phillips YMCA that always seems to be getting better, a bright and colorful splash pad, a popular dog park and gorgeous lakes perfect for a day out on the boat. It’s common to see parents pushing strollers, runners, bikers, and walkers enjoying the Florida sun and taking advantage of the miles of wide sidewalks and pedestrian friendly paths.

It’s no secret that Dr. Phillips is a hidden oasis for some of Central Florida’s most prominent residents, as many celebrities, athletes, and community influencers buy multi-million dollar waterfront estates tucked away in exclusive gated communities such as Vizcaya and Sand Lake Point. Just down the street, families live and play in luxury communities such as Phillips Cove and Toscana, where impressive homes line quiet tree-lined streets and feature upscale amenities such as resort-style pools and fitness centers. Starting in the $600K range, these sprawling residences put families close to Dr. Phillips Elementary, Southwest Middle and Dr. Phillips High.

While most families come to Dr.Phillips for the suburban experience, it’s also a hot-spot for young professionals looking for upscale apartments and condos. Some luxury apartments and townhomes overlook one of the many local lakes and offer five-star amenities, as well as a short commute to everything Dr. Phillips locals want to be near.

Dr. Phillips is a neighborhood of people who value community. It’s a place where generation after generation put down roots and get involved. On Friday nights, the Dr. Phillips Panthers high school football team brings the entire community together for a night of togetherness and touchdowns. Saturdays are spent browsing the Sand Lake Farmers Market; a popular weekend get-together where residents can support local businesses by purchasing an array of fresh produce, artisan jewelry, handmade crafts, art, and food.

Dr. Phillips is enjoying gourmet tacos on Saturday nights under the rope lights of BarTaco, celebrating a birthday with Margaritas as Rocco’s Tacos, cheering on little league baseball, browsing upscale boutiques for jeans by your favorite designer, and launching your boat from Lake Down boat ramp for a day on the water. It’s a modern neighborhood with a history. It’s family and friends and way too many food options.

If you’re interested in living in Dr. Phillips, reach out to our expert Dr. Phillips realtors, who will help you find a neighborhood that fit your family, your lifestyle and your budget!

Dr. Phillips Realtor


As the trusted choice for Dr. Phillips real estate, Erica Diaz and her team offer clients the high-end lifestyle they’ve been dreaming of. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, our connections, real-estate insight and access to off-market properties make the Erica Diaz Team your Dr. Phillips Realtor of choice. The Erica Diaz Team offers clients a full range of services from home purchasing to property listing services, and we even do property management!

If you’re looking to buy or sell in Dr. Phillips, contact the Erica Diaz Team.

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