Are you thinking about moving to Florida? Maybe you are already in state and are thinking about relocating? Can’t decide if you want all of the amenities of living in a big city or want the quiet, subdued lifestyle that a suburb can provide? How about easy ocean access? Why can’t you have it all?
If you are looking for a place that satisfies all of those needs, then New Port Richey is right for you!
Located northwest and a little less than an hour away from the heart of Tampa, New Port Richey is one of the most cost effective places to live, has a number of quality schools nearby, and is only a couple miles away from the beach. You are close enough to Tampa and Clearwater that all of the big city amenities will still be available to you just a short drive away.
Nestled inside of Pasco County, New Port Richey is home to a little more than 15,000 residents. If you are a retiree, you won’t be alone in this town.
New Port Richey is home to a quartet of high schools (Gulf High School, River Ridge High School, Ridgewood High School, and J. W. Mitchell High School), but Gulf High School is the only one actually within the New Port Richey city limits. Gulf High School was rated by Niche.com as the No. 3 “Niche Standout High School” in the Tampa area.
There are a pair of private schools in town: First Christian Academy and The Genesis School. New Port Richey is also home to four college-level schools as well: Marchman Technical College, Pasco-Hernando State College, Benes International School of Beauty, and Rasmussen College – New Port Richey.
If big, green spaces are your thing, you are in luck! New Port Richey is home to a plethora of parks. Sims Park and Orange Lake Park, Frances Avenue Park, Cotee River Park, Grand Boulevard Park, Regency Park, Meadows Dog Park, James E. Grey Preserve, Jasmine Park, and Russ Park are all within the city’s borders.
Landmarks in town include the New Port Richey Public Library, the West Pasco Historical Society Museum and Library, and Gulf View Square. The Pithlachascotee River (which is referred to often as the “Cootie River” flows through town on its way to the Gulf of Mexico via Miller’s Bayou.
There are few places better to settle down in the state if cost of living is important to you. Niche.com rated New Port Richey as the No. 26 best suburb in Florida (out of 380) for cost of living. They also rated it as the No. 112 place in the state overall in the same category.
A couple quick facts to know: New Port Richey was officially incorporated in 1924 and the population has never risen to or above the 17,000 mark.
Most residents in New Port Richey own their own home and have done so for awhile. What’s stopping you from joining them? Be sure to contact Team Z Realty today to find out what houses are for sale in the area.