Doctor Phillips Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
One of the most prominent neighborhoods in Orlando, Florida is the community of Dr. Phillips. In the early twentieth century, the Sand Lake area was the site of Dr. Phillip Phillip’s citrus empire. Dr. Phillips planned the community around his citrus groves. This area became the first planned community in Central Florida. Today, the Dr. Phillips neighborhood boasts seven schools, a large community park, and multiple local businesses.
Located in Orange County’s 32836 zip code, Dr. Phillips is bordered by South Apopka Vineland Road on its western edge. It includes the lake areas of Lake Marshal, Spring Lake, Little Sand Lake, and Big Sand Lake. It is minutes from Interstate 4 and two major Orlando attractions: Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Sea World.
The Dr. Phillips Community Park is on the south side of the neighborhood, an 80-acre site that opened in 2007. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy the parks facilities for soccer, basketball, and baseball. It also has a large children’s playground with splash area and trails for hiking. There is a dog park with separate areas for large and small dogs.
The neighborhood of Dr. Phillips is central to several large shopping venues. Within the community is the Marketplace at Dr. Phillips complex, which offers dining options and a place to shop for groceries. A few blocks to the north is the Festival Bay Mall at International Drive. This indoor shopping center has dozens of stores as well as the Vans Skatepark and the glow-in-the-dark mini-golf course, The Putting Edge. Dr. Phillips is less than fifteen minutes from Orlando’s Mall at Millennia.
The Valencia Community College West Campus is north of Dr. Phillips. The college is situated on 180 acres in West Orange County, offering programs in health, business, communication, and more.