Stilt Homes, Pride of Pasco County

By Diane Daniel Departing Port Richey’s waterfront district by boat, you’ll pass working shrimp trawlers, elegant homes, condominium buildings and clumps of mangrove trees. If you’re lucky, you’ll even be treated to cavorting dolphins, a common sight for people cruising the scenic waterway toward…

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James Grey Preserve: Wilderness in the Heart of New Port Richey

By Saundra Amrhein Down the road from a busy intersection in New Port Richey, Fla., you turn off the blacktop and onto a pebbled entrance, and pull into what could have been the setting for Jurassic Park. Barbed palm trees and tall pines and stately oaks rise up from a river bottom and its…

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Green Key Beach Highlights: Stilt Houses & Paddleboarding Adventures

Just past Green Key Beach, Florida’s shimmering sands, a cluster of stilt houses rises from Pasco county’s clear waters. These fish camps, perched high above the Gulf of Mexico on wooden legs, stand in silent tribute to Florida’s yesteryear. The water surrounding these camps is calm and shallow…

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Hollywood of the South

New Port Richey's Star-Studded Past To the west of the bustling downtowns of Dade City and Zephyrhills – prime destinations for antique shoppers and history buffs – sits a riverside city conceived in romance during the heyday of silent movies. Just two blocks off busy US 19, downtown New Port…

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