New Port Richey is a residential community with a strong local government and an attractive historical downtown and Main Street. The City has a broad array of business and retail services. Since its incorporation in 1924, the city is most recognized for its cultural heritage and unique riverfront landscape. Located in western Pasco County, New Port Richey is approximately 30 miles northwest of greater Tampa.New Port Richey’s geography blends nature, beaches, and great shopping with restaurants, culture and business – all with a small-town feel. Major attractions are located nearby. New Port Richey is rich in history, and alive with festivals and special events.In 1995, New Port Richey became sister citiesopens in a new window with Cavalaire-sur-Meropens in a new window on the French Riviera. Downtown’s Cavalaire Square (home to arts and cultural performances) was named in honor of that very special relationship.
Located in west-central Pasco County, New Port Richey encompasses a total area of 4.6 miles. The Gulf of Mexico coastline borders the west side of the city, and the Pithlachascotee River runs through the city’s heart. New Port Richey is considered part of the Tampa Bay area, a popular tourist destination with major attractions, recreation, sports, and culture.
The greater New Port Richey area has an extensive history. An excellent source to review history of New Port Richey and the surrounding areas is the Fivay.orgopens in a new window website. Don’t forget to check out the historic photos!
Some Historic New Port Richey Landmarks
- Name: The Hacienda – 1927
Location: 5621 Main Street
Historical Significance: Home-away-from-home for visiting luminaries: film stars, writers, sports figures, and more.
- Name: Sims Park – 1916
Location: Bank Street and Circle Boulevard
Historical Significance: First known as Enchantment Park until deeded to the City by George Sims, it’s the center of community activity, with special events and festivals throughout the year.
- Name: Richey Suncoast Theatre – 1926
Location: 6237 Grand Boulevard
Historical Significance: Originally the Thomas Meighan Theatre, it now houses live theater productions year-round.
- Name: The West Pasco Historical Society – 1915
Location: 6431 Circle Boulevard
Historical Significance: Originally the two-room Seven Springs Schoolhouse from about 1915 to 1925, this historic building now houses a museum and library.
- Name: Our Lady Queen of Peace Church – 1919
Location: 6431 Circle Boulevard
Historical Significance: New Port Richey’s first Catholic church, barely seating 100 parishioners. Now owned by the City and moved to Sims Park, Peace Hall hosts weddings and special events.
- Name: Pasco Building – 1921
Location: 6236 Grand Boulevard
Historical Significance: This office and retail building is distinctive for its multi-sided copper cupola.
- Name: Sims Land Office – 1916
Location: 5728 Main Street
Historical Significance: Constructed of sandstone brick, this building was the office of City benefactor George R. Sims.
- Name: Arcade Building – 1927
Location: 5805 Main Street
Historical Significance: Featuring a charming courtyard and fountain, this building houses offices and shops.
- Name: Chasco Inn – 1926
Location: 5743 Main Street
Historical Significance: Now retail space, this building still sports its distinctive pierced/arched roof detail.
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