Remove yourself from the hustle and bustle of Orlando by residing just outside of it in the suburb of Dr. Phillips! Yes, Dr. Phillips, FL is a place, not a person. But it was named after Dr. Phillip Phillips, one of the largest citrus producers of the early 20th century. Born in 1874, Phillips arrived in Florida in 1894 when he purchased his first orange grove. The rest is history.
Dr. Phillips created several innovations in the orange juice production field, including “flash” pasteurization, which is still used today. Thanks to this man, we can all enjoy a plethora of local orange juice while residing in the town named after him.
Dr. Phillips is a suburb of Orlando, an unincorporated area of Orange County. The population of Dr. Phillips was recorded as just fewer than 11,000 in 2010, with a 15 percent increase in population since 2000! Now is an excellent time to move to this growing suburb of Orlando.
Highlights in the Dr. Phillips area include the Orange County Public Library – Southwest Branch, which opened in 1989 in a gorgeous Mediterranean building. Bring the whole family, for there is a section of books and media there for every age group! If you’re new to the area and want to meet others, join the Dr. Phillips Rotary Club. Their meetings take place every Wednesday morning at the Bay Hill Clubhouse.
The Rotary also hosts numerous community events to be aware of. Every November, residents can enjoy A Taste of Dr. Phillips, which allows you to sample food and beverages from “Restaurant Row,” one of the most renowned culinary stretches in the U.S. They also host Christmas with the Kids, library series, social events, volunteer opportunities and more.
Dr. Phillips even has a Neighborhood program, which encourages neighbors to reach out and help other neighbors in need. Perhaps an elderly or disabled neighbor needs a ride to the doctor, or to church, or needs someone to pick up groceries or mow their lawn. This is an excellent program that allows you to reach out and help others in your community.
Dr. Phillips, FL has some of the most sought-after homes in the Orlando area! Grab your piece of this growing, yet quaint suburb now by contacting us, your Orlando area real estate agents!
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