Dr. Phillips Community
Dr. Phillips is a community located in Orange County. Known by its proximity to the theme parks and the touristic International Drive area, it has become well recognized as a great place to live. Close to the I-4, 528 and Florida Turnpike, makes it an ideal place to be close to everything. The 2010 census estimated a population of almost 11,000 habitants.
This community was named after Phillip Phillips, who was an Orlando Citrus Industrialist. Doc Philips was able to turn the orange industry around when he changed the way orange juice was packaged and conserved during a time when refrigerators did not exist yet. His success reached a point where he was producing and selling around a hundred million oranges a year. In his honor, the county was name Orange County.
Recently Dr. Phillips was named as one of the 50 best places to live in the USA ranking in 26th place. This was the only Florida community in the list.
Dr. Phillips main schools are:
The main park is the Dr. Phillips Community Park which features 2 playgrounds. There is a dog park which is part of a larger lake-front park that is equipped with volleyball courts, barbecue pavilions, and a small children's water park with fountains.
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