Orange County Government, Florida

Dr. Phillips

A District 1 Community

Overview

This bustling area of residences, business, restaurants and upscale shops is one of the most popular places to live in Orange County.

The community was named after Dr. Philip Phillips, a pioneer in the citrus industry who eventually sold the bulk of his property to Minute Maid in the 1950s. The property he owned in southwest Orange County was sold to developers who built Bay Hill subdivision as well as other neighboring communities.

This area has experienced an explosive growth in the last 30 years, due largely to the location of two key local industries: defense and tourism. Nonetheless, the Dr. Phillips area has been able to maintain its superb quality of life by timely upgrades of the infrastructure and controlling growth.

Many people move to the Dr. Phillips area due to the reputation of the public schools alone. The area also features a 43-acre, state-of-the-art County park located on Big Sand Lake. Due to its location on the eastern shore of the beloved Butler Chain of Lakes, many residents are also active in boating and water sports.

The Dr. Phillips area also boasts a great community center and numerous first-rate restaurants on Sand Lake Road, which has been affectionately dubbed “Restaurant Row.”

Contact Us

Commissioner Betsy VanderLey
201 S. Rosalind Ave., 5th Floor
Orlando, FL 32801

Email: District1@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-7350
Fax: (407) 836-5879

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