New Port Richey East is a rural area in west-central Florida with a low cost of living and low crime rate, but within a short drive to Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast beaches. Of course, it is also blessed with Florida sunshine all year long.
New Port Richey East is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Pasco County, Florida. It is directly adjacent and east of New Port Richey, which is located on the Gulf of Mexico. Both of the areas are located within the Tampa St. Petersburg- Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, with New Port Richey being a suburban city and the county seat, and New Port Richey East being more rural with a growing population.
Moving to New Port Richey East
New Port Richey East, like much of Florida, has grown exponentially since 1970. It might have something to do with the price and availability of home air conditioning! The town's population has experienced quite a growth, multiplying threefold since 1970. Quite an accomplishment for such a teeny, cozy CDP. There are 3.7 square miles, with some small lakes that are great for recreational activities. No swimming, though -- this is Florida, and there are alligators in fresh and brackish water.
With just over 5,000 housing units in the area, there are plenty of New Port Richey East rental houses and condo rentals as well. A large part of the low cost of living in the area is due to inexpensive places to live in, like mobile home parks or a nice apartment to rent. Most apartment complexes and mobile home communities have swimming pools and other recreational activities for their residents.
This area is not as seasonal as other parts of Florida so anytime of year you can find rentals in New Port Richey. You will need all the usual documentation like proof of employment and identification. You can expect to pay the first month's rent and a security deposit to get into most apartment rentals in the area.
Alken Acres is a subdivision of single-family homes located near Massachusetts Avenue and Rowan Road. Most of the homes in the area are ranch-style properties, many with attached garages or carports. The majority of the housing for rent in this area was built between 1960 and 1980, with some newer homes.
Barbara Ann Acres is a neighborhood off of Florida and Indiana Avenues filled with concrete-block style homes built for the most part in the 1970s.
The Brandywine Condo complex offers townhouses and homes rent for affordable prices. The complex has a swimming pool, tennis courts and a clubhouse, and is surrounded by a golf course.
East Gate Estates is a neighborhood built in the 1960s and 1970s, with home sizes that range from 1,100 square feet to over 3,000 square feet.
Lakewood Estates and Lakewood Villas are neighborhoods with large yards and concrete homes built in the 1980s, typically with two car garages attached. Lakewood Ranches is a more exclusive area with very large homes set on acreage.
Ridgewood Executive Center Condominiums are located at Ridge and Lemmon Roads, and the Ridgewood neighborhood nearby is filled with concrete and stucco homes built after 2000.
Living in New Port Richey East
Because it is more rural, New Port Richey East is fairly car dependent, with a WalkScore of 20; there is no mass transit available. Plenty of bike-friendly roads are available throughout the community for riders though, and the nearby Suncoast Trail and Starkey Trail are dedicated bike routes. There are pizza shops, small grocery stores and bars, but for larger stores and restaurants, a five-minute drive to New Port Richey will likely be needed.
Fore! The Magnolia Valley neighborhood is built around Lake Magnolia and the championship Magnolia Valley Golf Course. The Orchid Lake community, which features single family homes built after 1985, is home to the Magnolia Valley Golf Course, just south of Ridge Rd.
New Port Richey East has many options. So if you are ready to find your next place, give this area a try!