Exploring New Port Richey

The City of New Port Richey has a rich history that intertwines with legend, lore and romantic notions of wanting to be “The Hollywood of the East”. There is much to see and do in the city and there are many resources for you to explore, that include our website, and those of the West Pasco Historical Society, the New Port Richey Library, Fivay, the Recreation and Aquatic Center and the City of New Port Richey websites. The information on this page for this entry is from the City of New Port Richey website.

About New Port Richey
New Port Richey and Tampa
Community Overview

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 cities with Cavalaire-sur-Mer on the French Riviera. Downtown’s Cavalaire Square (home to arts and cultural performances) was named in honor of that very special relationship.
Location
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.
Area History
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.org website. Don’t forget to check out the historic photos!