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Old 06-19-2016, 05:05 PM
 
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Better do some searching on here dear. Most of the homes around US19 are rundown small 2bedroom homes selling for around 30 to 50k and most of the homes are rented out to trash. Plenty of drug crimes from Hoilday to Hudson.

Way more that 3k people in the area i have lived here since 2004 and seen my home drop in price 140k from the peak in 05. I have seen drunks and drugged out people laying in the street in front of my house, i have seem the same homes rented out 5 to 10 times to druggies that live there for a month to a few months and trash the place over and over and the landlords don't care. I have seen fights in front of my yard and kids ages 5 to 8 running around at 2 am in the morning due to drunk or drugged out parnets that don't care.

That is just the start of what it is like in west Pasco.

Better darn well wake up and study up before making a mistake like i did when i was flipping homes back in 2001 to 06.
Wow! That's scary! so,what o you suggest on the west coast?
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:10 PM
 
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Wow! That's scary! so,what o you suggest on the west coast?
South of Pasco county is too high in price. I would try north in Herando county. I think most 55+ places should be a better place to live compared to the trashy rundown hoods in west Pasco. US19 in west Pasco is the worst road in the nation and more people are killed on that part of US19 than any other road. It is red light after red light every half a mile from Holiday to Hudson.
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:27 PM
 
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I live in west pasco. In my neighborhood low crime nice neighbors not gated. Drugs are in all communities but no meth heads sleeping in our streets here no big drug busts. Sure there are areas like that but not all of west pasco. Most of the crime here is on of opportunity people leaving the house with garage doors open and cars unlocked so the kids get into them. US 19 is dangerous but from someone who use to live in South Florida you can deal with it. Don't get scared off just do your homework come over and investigate. Pasco county sheriff dept has a good website that u can check the crime by neighborhoods. There are some really nice areas here and some terrible ones. Talk to people who live in the areas u are interested in in person ( and more than 1) to find out their perception of the area. I am not a druggie or a Realator just a hard working health care provider so I have no personal stake in this.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:21 AM
 
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We are a retired couple and are thinking about relocating to Port Richey, Fl. from Miami. Trying to get away from traffic and high price property. We are not boaters, but like to go to the beach now and then. Would like a quiet area, maybe a 55+. Cannot afford anything over $140K. Any advice?
I would try pinnellas county highland lakes its an adult community
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Old 06-27-2016, 03:28 PM
 
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Another area to consider is Sugarmill Woods in Citrus. 140K will get you a nice home.

Very quiet, lots of fellow retired people.

There are nice homes in the Port Richey area, however the traffic and derelict properties along US 19 are a big turn off for me.
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:50 PM
 
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Port Richey, Fl is very nice. It is a small city, but it has everything a large city normally has. It is 2.7 sq mi total. Population is 2,671 people.

2 Movie Theaters, Regal Hollywood 18 and Cinema 6
An enclosed mall, Gulf View Square, Best Buy and Dillards and Sears.
Walmart Supercenter
Hooters, on the Gulf of Mexico
Tropical Breeze Casino
A brand new Wawa and Culver's and so much more.
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:57 PM
 
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Nothing nice about it.
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Old 07-02-2016, 02:57 PM
 
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We are a retired couple and are thinking about relocating to Port Richey, Fl. from Miami. Trying to get away from traffic and high price property. We are not boaters, but like to go to the beach now and then. Would like a quiet area, maybe a 55+. Cannot afford anything over $140K. Any advice?


Check out Beacon Woods in Bayonet Point. Yes, it's west Pasco, but it's probably the best place to buy a home at your price point. Trinity would most likely be over your budget. Beacon Woods was originally occupied by retirees, the World War II generation. It was lovely back in the 80's and 90's. Those folks have been replaced by younger families, many of whom work in Tampa but cannot afford to live in Tampa. There are some nicely maintained homes there. I sold my mom's home in Beacon Woods for 150k back in 2004 -- 3 bedroom/LrDr/ family room/2 bath/inside laundry/eat-in kitchen/1800 sq ft. I have no problem with US19 -- the traffic lights slow down the speeders.
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Old 07-02-2016, 11:47 PM
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I'd consider moving inland a little bit. Maybe Zephyrhills or even Lakeland. I lived in the Tampa Bay area from '74-'14 then moved to Lakeland (Lake Gibson) because the traffic and the people got to be way to much in both Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. I agree w/ the above poster about US 19, there use to be bumper stickers 20-30 years ago that said "Pray for me I drive on US 19" and its twice as bad nowadays.
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:06 AM
 
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Port Richey is slowly turning into a wasteland. The Gulf View Square Mall is all but closed down, with major retailers pulling out almost daily. The traffic is horrendous (by Pasco standards, not by Miami standards), and the neighborhoods are run down and getting worse.
I would suggest looking in the New Port Richey area around Old County Road 54 and Trouble Creek. Park Lake Estates and Wood Trail Village offer homes in your price range, are fixer-uppers, and the neighborhood is much nicer than PR. Newer businesses, close to main roads, and close to newer Trinity. We bought our home for $140k, and it's work around $170k now...just 3 years later after putting in some work. You won't get that turnaround in Port Richey.Homes that are $80k will be $81k if you add a new kitchen and pool. Not worth it. The only area of Port Richey worth buying in is off Grove Blvd. and near Jasmine Blvd....can't remember what it's called...but it's one of the newer and nicer places in the area. Can't even think of another....
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