Four reasons to move to New Port Richey

Posted on November 16, 2022 by Brooke Jones

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When you think of the best cities for senior living in Florida, towns like Boca Raton or Sarasota probably come to mind, but you might be missing out on some amazing options. About 35 miles northwest of Tampa, you’ll find the charming, coastal town of New Port Richey with a blend of beaches, nature and modern amenities. Known for providing amazing senior living with some of the best 55+ communities in Florida, New Port Richey should certainly be on your list of retirement destinations. Here are four reasons New Port Richey can help you make the most of retirement living.

Local events

New Port Richey is home to a thriving downtown historic district and scenic riverfront with activities and events happening all year long. You can almost always find live music at one of the town’s many breweries and parks or catch a show at the Richey Suncoast Theater. The town is also known for ita unique festivals, like the 11-day Chasco Fiesta, Cotee River Seafood Festival and the Fourth of July Main Street Blast. Retirement living could never be boring in a city with this much going on!

Unbeatable location

A part of the Tampa Metro area, New Port Richey is perfectly located to provide residents with the best of Florida living. Residents of New Port Richey enjoy beautiful Gulf Coast beaches and a quaint, small-town feel with the big city of Tampa just a short drive away. You can take a day trip to enjoy Tampa’s attractions and downtown area or stay local and visit Anclote Key for a beach day.

Nearby natural attractions

It’s easy to stay active in New Port Richey with so many natural areas and parks to explore. The James E. Grey Preserve is an 80-acre nature preserve on the shores of the Pithlachascotee River with kayaking, an accessible boardwalk for walking and more. One of the town’s first parks, Sims Park, is still open today and has a boat dock, band shell, ADA accessible kayak/canoe launch and a beautiful riverfront walking path. You can even get some fresh air while taking advantage of the many resort-style amenities at Orchid Lake, one Garber Communities’ luxury RV resorts.

Small-town culture

Retirees love to call New Port Richey home because of the small-town feel and friendly neighbors. Pasco County has always called to people looking for a new place to spend their golden years, so there are plenty of friendly, retired neighbors for you to get to know. The large population of retirees also means you’ll find lots of senior discounts, senior activities and more than enough people to socialize with.

Orchid Lake community living

With great weather, lots of recreation and friendly neighbors, it’s no surprise people love retirement living in New Port Richey. If you’re ready to make the move or want to try living in an active retirement community in Florida for a season, check out Orchid Lake RV Resort. This 55+ community is one of the best RV parks in Florida and has plenty of resort-style amenities, including:

  • Bocce ball
  • Corn hole
  • Clubhouse
  • Exercise building
  • Catch and release fishing
  • Full RV hook ups
  • Horseshoes
  • Laundromat
  • Library
  • Nature walking/biking trails
  • Mini golf course
  • Pickleball courts
  • Heated pool
  • Billiards room
  • Restrooms with showers
  • Shuffleboard
  • WIFI
  • Campfire ring
  • RV storage for residents

If you’re interested in living the good life at Orchid Lake, we have homes available now! To learn more, click here or call 407-949-8629.