New Port Richey : Florida

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What New Port Richey is like for active adults

New Port Richey is a town located on Florida's west (Gulf) coast just above Tampa.  At one point it has aspirations to be a mecca for wealthy people or movie making, but did not succeed.  Although certainly many people choose to retire here, it is not famous for that like many other Florida towns. Photo of Main Street Bridge Tower courtesy of Wikipedia and DanTD.

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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

There are active adult communities in the area (see link at right) including towns like Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Pete. The median price of a home in late 2012 was $110,000.

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What is special about this retirement community

It is located on the Florida coast near the dynamic city of Tampa.  Gene Sarazen invented the sand wedge while he lived here.

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What is not special about this retirement community
The crime rate is quite high.
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What kinds of people like retiring here

People who want to live in a low key place near Tampa.

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Local economy is driven by

Retail

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Climate and Physical Environment

New Port Richey is located halfway up Florida's west coast.  The average Jan temp is 60 and the average July temp is in the low 80s.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

New Port Richey has festivals throughout the year; Tampa is nearby.

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Crime

The crime rate is quite high for such a small town.

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Medical facilities

Community Hospital and Morton Plant North Bay Hospitals serve New Port Richey, as well as the larger ones in Tampa/St.Pete.

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Transportation

Tampa/St. Pete Airport offers great service just about anywhere.

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City of New Port Richey

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Facts about NEW PORT RICHEY
  • State: FL
  • Environment: Suburban,Coastal,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 45-64
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: NA
  • Total Crime Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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