About the Dr. Phillips Neighborhood in Southwest Orlando, FL

About the Dr. Phillips Neighborhood in Southwest Orlando, FL

Dr. Phillips is a neighborhood (technically, a “census-designated place”) in Southwest Orlando, Florida. It’s definitely suburban in nature, with numerous upscale residential subdivisions. However, there’s a centrally located strip along Sand Lake Road with so many restaurants, shopping destinations, and professional services that it also feels somewhat urban in its convenience and extensive options.

This is an amazing family location, with so many social, professional, recreational, educational, and other offerings for people of all ages and interests. If you’re trying to figure out whether the Dr. Phillips area in Southwest Orlando might be the perfect place to start your family’s new story, we hope the following basic information can help. 

Fast Facts and Info About Dr. Phillips in Orlando, FL

  • Phillips is located in southwestern Orange County, about 11 miles (20 minutes) southwest of downtown Orlando
  • The area has about 11,000 residents
  • Approximately two-thirds of the homes in Dr. Phillips have married couples, and around 40 percent of households have children under 18
  • The median annual household income is over $70,000; median annual family income is close to $80,000
  • At the end of 2016, the median home value in Dr. Phillips is $297,400, which is an increase of 8.8 percent over the last one-year period
  • There are so many options for dining, shopping, entertainment, healthcare, professional services, youth activities, and more close at hand
  • Restaurant Row, arguably Orlando’s most famous dining destination, runs along Sand Lake Road through Dr. Phillips; the many restaurants there include a mix of independent establishments and high-quality chains, numerous types of cuisine, and cover the full spectrum of casual to formal
  • Phillips is only a few minutes down the road from all the family fun on International Drive, plus it’s only about 3 miles from Universal Orlando Resort, 5 miles from SeaWorld Orlando, and 5.5 miles Walt Disney World Resort
  • It’s also quite close to numerous world-class hotels and resorts that offer amazing staycation opportunities for the whole family (or just the adults)
  • Some of Florida’s best west coast and east coast beaches are a quick, easy drive away, as are a number of popular state parks
  • It’s just about 16 miles (20 minutes) to Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Residents appreciate proximity to world-class hospitals and medical facilities, like Orlando Regional Medical Center, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, the UF Cancer Center—Orlando Health, Florida Hospital Orlando, Florida Hospital for Children, Florida Hospital for Women, and Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
  • All the major arts and culture institutions of downtown Orlando are easily accessible, including the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando Museum of Art, Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando Science Center, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Orlando Repertory Theatre, and Orange County Regional History Center
  • Downtown Orlando’s major sports and entertainment attractions are also nearby, including the Amway Center, Camping World Stadium, Orlando City Soccer Stadium, and the planned Orlando Magic entertainment complex
  • P. Phillips Community Park, one of Orange County’s best public parks with all sorts of great facilities for kids and families, is here

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In addition to being a licensed real estate broker with her own brokerage, a certified Short Sale Specialist, a Certified Negotiation Expert and having her GRI (the nation’s number one real estate designation), Deb was a former Windermere Preparatory School teacher, is a mother of two, and an active local community member. Her family’s home positions her well to help you find your family’s home in the Windermere - Winter Garden area.

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