Sandwiched between Disney World and Universal Orlando lies Sand Lake and the affluent neighborhood of Dr. Phillips. In the ‘20s and ‘30s, citrus king Philip Phillips revolutionized the orange-juice business. In the ‘50s he sold his company to Minute Maid for $50 million, and ultimately the land was developed and named for him. Today, Dr. Phillips is fertile ground for the restaurant business.

Just five miles north of Disney and 1 mile south of Universal, Sand Lake Road has attracted some of the top restaurant names in the country along with acclaimed local eateries-so many in fact the area has been dubbed “Restaurant Row.” We’ll share a few of our favorites, while leaving the difficult decision-making up to you – download our Guide to Toscana and Dr. Phillips Here.

Toscana at a Glance

Lakeside at Toscana Developer  Park Square Homes
# New Homes in Lakeside at Toscana 32
# Townhomes 145
# Condominiums 96
Elementary School Dr. Phillips Elementary
Middle School Southwest Middle School
High School Dr. Phillips High School
Private Schools Windermere Prep, Lake Highland Prep
College Valencia Community College, University of Central Florida
Hospital Dr. Phillips Hospital
Nearby Attractions Walt Disney World (8 miles | 12.8 km)

Universal (1.8 miles | 2.8)

SeaWorld (4.7 miles | 7.5 km)

Wet ‘n Wild Orlando (2.6 miles | 4.1 km)

Admittedly, Dr. Phillip Phillips had a catchy name, so perhaps it’s no wonder that this Orlando suburb named itself after him. Dr. Phillips made his fortune in the citrus business, but his namesake town owes its success to tourism. The town borders Universal Studios on one side and is close enough to Walt Disney World to see the Magic Kingdom’s nightly fireworks. Dr. Phillips is also home to Orlando’s Restaurant Row. Small wonder that this town boasts the second highest job growth rate of our top 50 towns. The locals may spend their days entertaining visitors, but they have plenty of their own diversions. Beautiful chains of lakes dot the area, providing ample opportunities for fishing, boating, and nearly year-round swimming. Golf fans can take lessons at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club or play one of the region’s other 140 courses. Also fun (at least for parents) are the top-notch local schools.

Amenities and Lifestyle

Dual-Gated Community
Access to Clubhouse, Pool and Fitness Center
All Key Management Systems
Grounds Maintenance
Trash Valet

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