New Port Richey is a pulsating residential community with a strong local government and an attractive historical downtown and Main Street. The city is alive with redevelopment and growth of it's real estate into a broad array of business and retail services. Since its incorporation in the year 1924, the city is most recognized for its cultural heritage and unique riverfront landscape.
New Port Richey attracts new residents and visitors at an increasing rate each year based on several factors. New Port Richey's geography blends nature, beaches and great shopping with restaurants, culture and business - all with a small-town feel. New Port Richey is rich in history and a town alive with happenings. [www.newportrichey.org]
The downtown area of the city was surveyed and platted in 1911 and grew mainly through the efforts of the Port Richey Land Company, which owned and developed much of the land in New Port Richey. It was during the 1920's that New Port Richey entertained the Hollywood crowd, attracting film stars Thomas Meighan, Gloria Swanson and Ed Wynn, author Pearl Buck, among others. Representatives of Paramount Pictures came to New Port Richey to discuss the possibility of creating a motion picture studio in town. The Great Depression ended these plans. A 55-room Spanish-style luxury hotel called the Hacienda Hotel (located on Main Street), the Meighan Theatre (on Grand Boulevard), and Sims Park (on Bank Street & Circle Boulevard), are just a few of the historical attractions you'll find here. To learn more about New Port Richey homes for sale or available homes for rent, contact us today.
New Port Richey is the postal address to four high schools: However three of these schools are in the unincorporated areas near the city, but not physically located within the city limits: Gulf High School (within the city), Ridgewood High School (north of the city), River Ridge High School (east of the city), and J. W. Mitchell High School (southeast of the city). Gulf High School was opened up in 1922, Ridgewood High School was opened in 1978, River Ridge was opened in 1991, and J. W. Mitchell High School was opened in 2000. Located in Western Pasco County, New Port Richey is approximately thirty miles northwest of Greater Tampa and within a few miles of the Gulf of Mexico. Find more information about New Port Richey Schools.
Centered between Tarpon Springs, south and Port Richey to the north, New Port Richey has a total area of 4.6 miles. The Gulf of Mexico coastline borders the west side and Veteran's Expressway is to the east. The Pithlachascotee River runs through the city. New Port Richey is considered part of the Tampa Bay area, a mecca filled with major attractions and hot spots for recreation, sports and culture.