Green Key Beach and Robert K. Rees Memorial Park in New Port Richey-Florida

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Green Key Beach in New Port Richey-Florida was once known asDeer Island, and was homesteaded by Cora and J. G. Brown in the early 1920’s. The construction materials for their new home were ferried across from Manor Beach because there wasn’t a road going out to Deer Island. The road was built in the 1930’s to connect it to the mainland.

Green Key Beach-New Port Richey-Florida

Green Key as it came to be known has had an interesting and controversial history over the years with failed development; tons of sand brought in and washed away a few months later; public help in filling the beach- certain things were not allowed like garbage, stumps, auto bodies, appliances, tin cans, etc. Green Key Beach in New Port Richey is now a pretty place with picnic shelters and walkways for viewing the mangroves.

Green Key Beach-New Port Richey-Florida

Green Key Beach is now in what has become the Robert K. Rees Memorial Park; Mr. Rees was instrumental in getting Green Key saved for the New Port Richey community when he served on the county commission. Mr. Rees died in 1992.
Green Key Beach-New Port Richey-Florida


Be sure to visit Green Key Beach and Robert K. Rees Memorial Park if you visiting the area. And, if you’re looking for a home in the area, give us a call. We have been selling real estate in New Port Richey-Florida for 20 years. We know the neighborhood - all of them.


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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Toni, that beach has my name on it!    Green Key Beach looks like a wonderful place to bring a book, Ipod and take a vacation, or BUY A HOUSE through Toni Weidman!

Jul 09, 2011 09:54 AM #1
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Toni,

Looks like the right people took the right steps in order to save a treasure. Now that it's a Park, it will be there for generations to enjoy.

Nice post,

Clint Mckie

Jul 09, 2011 09:57 AM #2
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Green Key Beach looks like a quiet oasis where you can get lost in your thoughts or a good book.

Jul 09, 2011 10:03 AM #3
Steve Stenros
Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula - San Diego, CA
CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego

Hi Toni. Love the Green Key Beach photos, especially the palms growing at water's edge! Best of success to you!

Jul 09, 2011 10:20 AM #4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Marketing


Green Key looks like a serene and special place to hang out, have a picnic, and watch the waves. A

Jul 09, 2011 12:18 PM #5
Mel Wagner
Knipe Realty - Salem, OR
Principal Broker/Agent Salem Oregon Real Estate

Hi Toni-love the pictures of the beach and palm trees.  It's been a long while since I have seen a beach with palm trees. 

Jul 09, 2011 05:02 PM #6
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548 - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Toni--You have my attention!  Great photos.  Looks like the perfect place to call home or vacation.  Good luck with sales.

Jul 09, 2011 05:03 PM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That's a gorgeous island, Toni!  Hmmmm, why would anyone need to import building materials there?  Isn't that what tree poles and palm fronds are for:-)  Why would anyone need anything else in a place like that:-)

Jul 09, 2011 09:27 PM #8
Joni Staples
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
I promise! If I make it ghat way, I won't miss Green Ke Beach. That's for sure!
Jul 09, 2011 11:21 PM #9
Cathy Bureau - Alamo Heights, TX
Your Personal Real Estate Concierge

Oh what a beautiful story.  Toni, thanks for sharing.  I love to hear about re-developments that beautify communities.  That's the epitomy of green!

Jul 09, 2011 11:27 PM #10
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Hi Toni,

Beautiful pictures of Green Key Beach!!!  Looks like a great place to spend the day with family and friends!!!

Jul 09, 2011 11:35 PM #11
Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor®
RE/MAX Vision Quest - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

Toni, lovely want-to-get-away photos of Green Key Beach.  Nice story about this area.

Jul 10, 2011 12:42 AM #12
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c)
Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Toni, As always, besides the beautiful photos your provide, enjoy reading the history of your communities. Looks like Green Key Beach is a hidden treasure!

Jul 10, 2011 06:39 AM #13
Toni Weidman
Florida Luxury Realty - Trinity, FL
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Thank you, everyone. Green Key has had a tough road over it's lifetime but is looking really good now.

Jul 10, 2011 09:40 AM #14
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Keller Williams Legacy - Woods Cross, UT
The C Team

Toni, Great background and photos!  Very well done.

Jul 10, 2011 06:08 PM #15
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Love anything that says Florida, Beach, Key....being born and raised in Florida all these words bring back memories. Glad to see they are preserving this treasure - Green Key Beach in New Port Richey Florida.


Jul 11, 2011 09:35 AM #16
Toni Weidman
Florida Luxury Realty - Trinity, FL
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Tony - Thank you! I enjoyed the history too.

Ceil -Thank you -  where in Florida are you from?

Jul 11, 2011 09:48 AM #17
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Toni- I''m not familiar with Green Key but it looks like paradise!  The sand is beautiful.

Jul 11, 2011 10:47 AM #18
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