Overview of Port Richey
The city of Port Richey is located along the Gulf Coast in central Florida, approximately 13 miles north of Palm Harbor and 27 miles northwest of Tampa. The city is in Pasco County and is considered part of the Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area. Port Richey apartments for rent provide excellent options for joining the more than approximate 2,681 residents living across 2.11 square miles of land.
The city's prime position along the Gulf Coast offers residents a scenic seaside atmosphere with easy access to numerous major roads, including Route 19 and County Road 587A.
Living in Port Richey, FL
Port Richey was officially incorporated as a city in 1925, but according to the city website, long before this time the area was a mecca for fishermen and trappers. Prior to this, the city was home to an industrious Indian community and remains a burial ground for two separate Indian tribes.
Residents of Port Richey enjoy living in a "unique" city, according to the website. Roughly 92 percent of commuters drive to work, but the city also offers public transportation and opportunities for biking and walking. City Town Info revealed that Port Richey housing is more newly constructed than most cities of its size, and there is a wide array of housing options, including larger homes for families, studio, and one-bedroom condominiums and apartments. Approximately 49 percent of adults living in Port Richey are married, which also means there is a higher portion of single residents in the city than most.
Port Richey Attractions and Special Events
People living in Port Richey apartments can take advantage of numerous city parks to enjoy the beautiful, sunny Florida weather. The largest park in the city is Waterfront Park, a popular spot for families with children as there is a large green space, a playground, picnic tables, a walking trail, fishing pier and a dock for launching kayaks into the Gulf. Other popular area parks include Brasher, Oelsner, Nick's and Wilmslow parks.
Residents and visitors can head to Congo River Golf for miniature golf with the family. SunCruz Port Richey Casino is popular for the over-21 crowd.
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