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Old 07-21-2012, 07:14 AM
 
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Considering retirement in the Newport Richey area. Looking for pros and cons of the area. Considering Summertree. Looking for a 55+ community. We are in our early 60's so looking for area in our age group. How are the beaches in that area and how far of a drive is it to the beach from Summertree. Anything you can provide or websites you can send me will be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:39 AM
 
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nearest large beach area would be Clearwater 35 miles south, Only beach in NPR is the Microscopic size beach at Green Key.
FL-52 W to Causeway Blvd/Clearwater Memorial Causeway - Google Maps
Although i'm not familiar with the Summertree development its basically working class area as you drive along 52 but much newer construction the closer you get to the Suncoast parkway.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:24 AM
 
Location: tampa bay
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Have you looked into Dunedin? It's a great place with lots to do! Golfing,beautiful HoneyMoon Island beach or walk along the causeway,and many senior events! My parents retired there and loved it!
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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Maybe the 55+ areas are nice in NPR, but most of it is rundown and full of drugs and crimes, minus a few nice areas.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:57 PM
 
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Yikes....thanks for the info.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:33 PM
 
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Plus the cost to insure a house is the highest in the country. I would run.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Plus the cost to insure a house is the highest in the country. I would run.
Would you please provide a link to where you got this information.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:03 AM
 
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I don't need to show any link. I think it's a well known fact that Ins is the highest in west Pasco county west of US19 as not one Ins comp will insure a house west of US19. You are forced to go with the state run Ins. And now that they plan to charge people 9K a year for just sinkhole Ins will more than prove my point that the area is the highest to insure bar none.

Same for some people in parts of Hernado county.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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Great to see such accurate information based on facts (not).

Your inaccurate statements about NPR show how much you really don't know the area. You'd probably be the same person to recommend West Chase, however- if you speak to anyone in law enforcement (in the area) they will quickly tell you West Chase is awful with regards to crime (generally nonviolent, but crime regardless).

NPR is good. My insurance is cheaper here by FAR than it was in Pinellas. Electric also went down. Live in a nice neighborhood in a house that would cost $500k+ in any part of tampa.

Insurance may get more expensive west of US19, and I would generally avoid living anywhere directly near US19 (that goes for Pinellas/Paco parts..not just Pasco).
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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Have you thought about going 5 miles or so East on HWY 54 over to Trinity?? There are very nice homes in that area and you get outside the city of New Port Richey. Just a thought.
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