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Dr Phillips is a well established community with a long history. The Dr Phillips community and foundation is named after Dr Philip Phillips. Dr Phillips owned groves of citrus fruit including oranges and grapefruit throughout the area. Dr Phillips invented new methods for the processing of the fruit. The new method called the “flash” process for pasteurization improved the taste of canned orange juice. Dr Phillips is split between two zip codes: 32819 and 32836.
Many of the homes in the area were constructed in the 1970’s and 1980’s all of which were built on lands of former Citrus Grower. Dr Phillips is the first Master Planned community in Central Florida. It is located South of Conroy Windermere Road, North of the South end of Big Sand Lake, East of the Butler Chain of Lakes (Windermere), and West of Turkey Lake Road (Universal Studios). As a Master Planned Community, it has everything that residents of the area need.
The elementary, middle and high schools are highly sought after. The Dr Phillips elementary school was recently rebuilt and has all the modern upgrades to teach the communities youngest. The Dr Phillips schools consistently have good grades. The parents are highly active in their children’s schooling and are highly involved insuring their schools keep their grade and ranking. The other elementary schools in Dr Phillips include Palm Lake, Bay Meadows, and Windy Ridge. The middle schools for Dr Phillips are Chain of Lakes and Southwest. There are two high schools for the Dr Phillips area: Dr Phillips High and Olympia High. School zones change so if you are purchasing to get into a particular school make sure to check with the Orange County school board before buying your home. Also, the long awaited new high school in the Windermere and Winter Garden area will most likely change the local high school zones.
In addition to the schools, the newly renovating of the YMCA with lots more facilities attracts families from the community. Families bring their kids out to take part in various sports as well as events to get the community active including an annual 5K, Holiday activities, and various our community activities. The YMCA is currently undergoing a massive renovation and expansion project to accommodate its local community and the athletics its members were wanting added. In the heart of the Dr Phillips community is the famous Bay Hill Golf Course with its attraction of thousands to come and watch famous golfers from around the world play at their best.
Just a few minutes drive down Apopka Vineland is home to the famous mouse, Walt Disney World. Universal studios is located just off from Turkey Lake Road to the East. Sea world is just 15 minutes away by either I-4 and the 528 or following Turkey Lake to the Central Florida Parkway. The area parks offer discounts to Florida residents. In addition to the the theme parks, there are also a few county parks which the local residents can enjoy. Shadow Bay Park located just off from Turkey Lake road has 2 large playgrounds with lots of equipment. One of the playgrounds is partly covered to cut the sun during those hot summer months. The park has basketball courts, walking trails, ponds for fishing, as well as tennis. The tennis courts are probably one of the most notable features of the park. The park has 17 tennis courts along with a pro shop, various training programs, and tournaments. Dr Phillips Park located off Buena Vista Woods Blvd is an immense park with everything. Children and their parents rush to the park on summer mornings to enjoy the splash pad for $1 a person. The park has everything including soccer fields, volleyball, baseball fields, playground, dog park, walking, hiking and biking trails. One of the best features of the park is the place. It is located right on the lake which often provides a nice breeze for enjoying family picnics. The park rents out pavilions for birthdays and other celebrations which often are packed on a daily basis during the summer.
Sand Lake Road now known by most locals as Restaurant row has all the dining out that both the locals and tourists could ever need. There are times that you would think you could sell tickets at the local Chick-fil-a. Sand Lake Road which runs East to West also can take you almost to the Airport via the local road which would include a pass by the Florida Mall which is one of the bigger malls in the South Orlando area. One of the highlights to any tourists trip to Orlando is International Drive which intersects Sand Lake Road just to the east of Dr Phillips and Restaurant Row. International Drive is home to just about every chain of hotel and restaurant. Everything from McDonalds to Brazilian Steak houses. Also home to the new Orlando Eye which is the highest Ferris Wheel in Central Florida which overlooks the Orlando Sky line. There is Putt-Putt and Bowling, Karaoke and Ripley’s Believe it or Not, and lots and lots of shopping. At both ends of International Drive there are Outlet Malls with every possible store – one call the Prime and the other the Premium Outlets. The northern mall area has the famous Bass Pro shop. The Southern you could almost walk to Disney. Dr Phillips is located just a few minutes from the major highway of Interstate -4 and the 408. Both highways having the ability to take you throughout Central Florida an to Downtown Orlando. Great access to the highways is another perk of living in this great community.
The homes in the Dr Phillips area range in price from the mid $200’s all the way up to the millions for lake front properties. Many of the older homes are being renovated to catch up with the current styles. Home values have for the most part recovered due to the schools and great community atmosphere and perks. A wonderful community with lots of potential for your new home. If you are looking for homes in the Dr Phillips area, please take a look at all the homes currently on the market in the MLS in Dr Phillips. We can help you with finding the home of your dreams.This is the most accurate list of available homes in the Dr Phillips community.
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