Gosford is the first major city when heading north out of Sydney. Whereas Woy Woy was country, Gosford has always had a cosmopolitan feel. Gosford is considered an exurb of the Sydney metropolitan area, with a significant proportion of the population commuting for work or study. This can be attributed to a lower cost of living, lack of employment and educational opportunities in the area.
Lifestyle factors and the development of strong transport links like the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and City rail’s Newcastle and Central Coast railway line and these factors have caused Gosford, and the wider Central Coast's population to grow rapidly in recent years. And so a suburb it is.
Convicts once lived and worked in the Gosford area. In 1825, Gosford's population reached 100, of which 50% were convicts.
Gosford and the surrounding area of towns, bays, waterways and beaches make for Gosford and the Gosford region a really great area. A nice coastal climate is the icing on the cake. Locals love the place.
The Gosford area is one to delight in. Allow a few days to get the most out of the region.