A Place to Feel Nostalgic
Off of US 19, where almost 60,000 cars per day pass, there is a gem that is tucked away and unknown to some. But turn east on Main Street, and downtown New Port Richey is a breath of fresh air that awaits its visitors.
Downtown New Port Richey has two "Main Streets." There is the actual street called "Main" and there is Grand Boulevard, which intersects Main Street. On Grand Boulevard, there is the Richey Suncoast Theatre, a gorgeous historic theatre with live performances. Along Grand there is also the beautiful Pasco Building (circa 1921), which is home to Karen's Gifts, a fixture for over 15 years, offering beautiful gifts, glassware, handbags and exceptional customer service. On and around Main Street, there are several popular restaurants and pubs, with a variety of cuisines including Cuban (La Tropicana del Sol), Italian (Mezzaluna and Vincenzo's) and Irish (Fitzgerald's).
"A River Runs Through It"
The quaint streetscape, historic buildings, and the centerpiece of New Port Richey, the Pithlachascotee or "Cotee" River, all meld together to make a quaint town with a sense of place. The beautiful Cotee River winds through New Port Richey and out to the Gulf of Mexico. A trip upriver brings kayakers to parts of the river where eventually nothing manmade can be seen. Many have commented that they felt like they were in a Tarzan movie. Manatee and even dolphins have been spotted on the Cotee River.
Add to that the many special events that take place throughout the year at Sims Park, which borders the Cotee River, and in the Main St./Grand Boulevard area--and downtown New Port Richey is a really special place to live, work and play. In the spring, the Chasco Fiesta offers native American arts and crafts, a carnival, and a street parade. In October, Bikefest brings riders from all over the state and country for that special festival filled with fun, food and music. In between there are other festivities, such as the Seafood and Bluesfest, Night in the Tropics, and the Main Street Blast.
New Port Richey also has a Main Street program--the Greater New Port Richey Main Street organization, which not only plans many of the special events in the city but also helps new businesses that locate within the downtown area.
New Port Richey Homes for Sale
The variety of homes available in the incorporated city of New Port Richey, and in and around downtown New Port Richey specifically, offers something for everyone. First time home buyers can find charming bungalows under $100,000. Larger homes can be found on the Cotee River itself, where homeowners can revel in the Old Florida riverfront ambiance. A variety of large and small homes can be found in the area of Grand Boulevard that faces the Cotee River, where the city has constructed a beautiful, linear riverfront park. Many of the homes are located within walking distance to the downtown restaurants and shops, as well as city hall and the public library.
New Port Richey also has a $16 million aquatic and sports complex, with memberships available for residents and non-residents alike, at reasonable prices. The city has the benefit of its own police department and fire department.
If you are interested in finding a home in New Port Richey, we at Magruder Real Estate Group are here to help. We are located right on Main Street and we live, work and play here. Whether you are an entry level buyer, or someone looking for that dream waterfront home in New Port Richey or West Pasco County, contact Magruder Real Estate Group today at 727-846-8888. We are ready to help you find the perfect home that fits your needs and exceed your expectations with our exceptional service.