Pasco County is ranked as one the fasting growing counties in Florida. The City of New Port Richey has the largest population of any city in Pasco County at over 14,000 residents. New Port Richey’s geography blends nature, recreation and great shopping with restaurants, culture and business - all with a small-town feel. With major attractions nearby, the city is both rich in history and a town on the move.
Located on the West side of Pasco County, The City of New Port Richey has a total area of 4.6 miles. The Gulf of Mexico borders parts of our western boundaries and the Pithlachascotee River (the "Cotee") meanders through the heart of our fair city, past Sims Park and the histroic Hacienda Hotel. New Port Richey is considered part of the Tampa Bay Metro area, with The Nature Coast areas to our North. Our region is a mecca filled with major attractions and hot spots for culture, recreation, sports and fishing.
In New Port Richey's historic past, the city guested or was home to silent film stars and other famous figures from the 1920's, including Gloria Swanson, Thomas Meighan and golfer Gene Sarazen. The city's jewel of a theatre formerly bore Meighan's name and is now known as the Richey Suncoast Theatre.
Parks: Recreation Center Skate Park, Sims Park, Sims Park Boat Ramp, Orange Lake, River Park, Frances Avenue Park, Meadows Park, Grand Boulevard Park, James E. Grey Preserve, Russ Park, Jasmine Park, and the Recreation and Aquatic Center which opened in 2007.