This executive 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Florida villa was the showhouse with upgrades including marble counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and tile and carpeting flooring, in the River Ridge Community in New Port Richey. There is a living room, a dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a private south facing pool with a lake view. Facilities include television, internet access, and electric pool heating.
River Ridge set in 1,700 acres with an abundance of wildlife including deer, wild turkeys. alligators, and rare birds, provides amenities including the River Ridge Golf Club with an 18 hole course and clubhouse, the River Ridge Shopping Centre, the Starkey Wilderness Park,a country club, and Putters Restaurant. It is just a 5 minute drive to the shopping mall and restaurants on US Hwy 19, with a further 10 minutes drive to Tarpon Springs and the famous sponge docks and Greek fishing village. A short drive away are the beautiful beaches of Honeymoon Island and Caladesi, and with Clearwater Beach a further 30 minutes away.
Hudson/New Port Richey area, known as the " Nature Coast", is an popular location for a Gulf Coast holiday as boasts many different attractions and numerous golf courses, and is a great area for a twin centre Florida holiday with the added benefit of having many major attractions within easy reach.. Manatees can be seen all along the coast, and other wild life includes sea otters, turtles, deer, alligators, great blue herons, and egrets. The area offers some of the best fishing both fresh water and sea water.
The nearest beach is just 7 minutes away, and most local beaches are equipped with barbecues, toilets, and shaded areas. Tarpon Springs, just 20 minutes drive, offers the opportunity to take a trip to see divers collecting sponges. There are a number of State Parks in the area, and canoeing is popular in the nearby Weeki Wachi River. Several malls offer excellent shopping opportunities, and there are numerous restaurants offering a wide choice of cuisines, including Boulevard Beef & Ale, Cristinas Restaurant, Jimmys Restaurant, Thai Bistro, The Grand, and Vincenzos Italian Restaurant - all with a small-town feel. For the classic tropical Hudson night, eat at Hurricane Hanks, then walk right on over to the planned Oyster Bar at the end of the peninsula. Fishermans Shack is an atmospheric local bar situated west of Interstate 9. As Hudson/New Port Richey is only 20 minutes to Clearwater, 35 minutes to Busch Gardens, and 45 minutes to Tampa and St Petes, it is a great location for a Gulf Coast holiday.