New Port Richey, Florida

New Port Richey, Florida

New Port Richey is in Pasco County on the northern west coast of Florida north of Tampa and South of the popular retirement area of Spring Hill. It is included in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2019, the population is approximately 16,000 residents spread out over roughly 4.6 square miles.

New Port Richey Cotee River Bridge
Downtown New Port Richey Florida at the Cotee River Bridge. Photo credit ShutterStock.com, licensed.

About The Community

The pace-setting example of New Port Richey is appropriate, for it is the largest urban center in Pasco County. People with jobs and enterprises in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater would do well to live in New Port Richey as they are unlikely to find a similar peaceful community in the large cities where they work. Fortunately, New Port Richey is so well located that it can serve many of its surrounding communities as a splendid residential neighborhood.


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A kayaker enjoys the peace of the Pithlachascotee River at James E. Grey Preserve north of Tampa. Manatees and otters are common visitors to the park.
A kayaker enjoys the peace of the Pithlachascotee River at James E. Grey Preserve north of Tampa. Manatees and otters are common visitors to the park. Photo credit ShutterStock.com, licensed.

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President Eisenhower conceived the Sister City Program with a view to building bridges between citizens of the world. The response of New Port Richey has been enthusiastic, with sports matches and many youth exchanges. The city administration of New Port Richey displays extraordinary attachment to the cause of the town and its residents. Florida Main Street operates here, and has been eminently successful in vitalizing the historic parts of the city, with walking tours, business promotion and a chain of attention-grabbing events.


Vicinity of New Port Richey


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The Recreation Center in New Port Richey is a beehive of activity. There are classes in gymnastics, dance and for exercise. Children can learn a variety of crafts and enjoy lessons in top sports such as tennis. The Recreation Department arranges concerts, shows and other events at Sims Park. There is a cleaning program every six months for the River Cotee. The city’s cultural affairs advisory committee helps budding artists display their work in City Hall.

Durney Key Island sign on the Gulf Of Mexico at Durney Key Wildlife Preserve Island.
Durney Key Island sign on the Gulf Of Mexico at Durney Key Wildlife Preserve Island. File photo: Photointoto, Shutterstock.com, licensed.

The local library has got in to the spirit of things and makes a notable contribution to the city with more than just books. It is a center for memorable events and significant upgrades in awareness about contemporary issues; many self-development courses and continuing education opportunities are on offer for residents of New Port Richey.

The exterior of the Pasco County Sheriffs Office in New Port Richey, FL on July 2, 2019.
The exterior of the Pasco County Sheriffs Office in New Port Richey, FL on July 2, 2019. File photo: Photointoto, Shutterstock.com, licensed.

The New Port Richey Fire Department is extremely diligent and goes well beyond the normal call of duty. Members have traveled to other cities for advanced training in various fields of emergency management. The Department has a large and well-equipped trailer to rush to scenes of accidents. It can also function as a command center.

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