Why New Port Richey?

Why New Port Richey?

Why New Port Richey?


Geographically Desirable

The City of New Port Richey is a suburb of some of Florida’s largest cities; Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater and is considered part of the Tampa-St. Pete-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area. Located on the west cost of Pasco County, the city has direct access to the Gulf of Mexico and Florida’s best beaches.

The city has 10 parks within its 4 miles radius, three of which are dog friendly parks, several run along the banks of the Pithlachascotee River which runs through the entire City. The city owned parks house recreation facilities, pavilions, playgrounds, hiking and multipurpose trails, kayak and boat launches. The Parks and Recreation Department oversees a full range of activities and programs throughout the year and also operates a state of the art 35,000 square foot recreation center with two pools, a 28 foot water slide, tennis courts, outdoor skate park, party and event rooms and a gymnasium. The City of New Port Richey offers one the best locations for businesses and families to live, work and play in Central Florida.


Convenient Access to Airports and Highways

Our location provides those who live and work here easy access to all of Florida via several major roadways including immediate access to State Road 54 and US Highway 19 and a short drive to the Suncoast Parkway, I-275, I-75 which connects the west coast of the State and close proximity to I-4 which connects all of west to east central Florida. Two major airports, Tampa International and St. Pete-Clearwater Airports are both within an hour drive.



The City of New Port Richey is home to three Pasco County schools. Richey Elementary, Gulf Middle School and Gulf High School. The City is an active partner in community engagement with all of the schools and is proud of the programming offered in our community.

There are many colleges and universities within a short commute that offer degrees from associate to doctorate level as well as continuing education and career certificate programs:

  • Pasco-Hernando State College (7 miles)
  • University of Tampa (35 miles)
  • University of South Florida (28 miles)
  • Keiser University (1 mile)
  • Rasmussen College (2 miles)


Shopping, Dining and Healthcare

The City of New Port Richey is bisected by the US Highway 19 Commercial Corridor. The corridor offers retail plazas, restaurants, grocery stores, hotels and professional services. The City is home to national stores as well as local merchants.  It is close to several large shopping malls along with proximity to some of the best entertainment (Straz Theater, Amalie Arena, and Raymond James Stadium), theme parks (Busch Gardens), sporting events (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning) and restaurants the area has to offer.

The city is home to Bay Care - Morton Plant North Bay Hospital a 150 bed facility located on a state of the art recently upgraded campus.  North Bay provides access to surgical facilities and state of the art imaging technologies, inpatient and outpatient care, emergency care and a medical arts building with primary care and specialty physicians.



One of the greatest assets of the City of New Port Richey is its availability of affordable quality housing. The City has many options including condominiums, river view, gulf view, senior living, rural residential settings, compact neighborhoods, downtown walkable living and apartments. With median rent at $950 compared to Metro Tampa at $1,450, median home prices at $140,000 compared to Metro Tampa at $175,000, New Port Richey offers the quality, amenities and livability of any large City but at an affordable price with an abundance of options.