New Port Richey : Florida

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What it's Like to Retire in New Port Richey

New Port Richey is a town located on Florida's west (Gulf) coast just above Tampa.  At one point it had aspirations to be a mecca for wealthy people or movie making, but did not succeed.  Although certainly many people choose to retire here, it tends to be more of an all ages community. Photo of Main Street Bridge Tower courtesy of Wikipedia and DanTD; photo of Historical Society Museum and Library courtesy of Wikipedia and Ebyabe.


Where to Retire in New Port Richey and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in the area (see link at right) including towns like Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Pete. The median home value in mid-2017 was $154,400, according to Zillow.


What is special about New Port Richey

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


What is not special about New Port Richey

The crime rate is quite high.

Who will like retirement in New Port Richey

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


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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.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

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



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


Medical facilities

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



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


Valuable Links

City of New Port Richey


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  • 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: <80 (Very 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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