Moss Vale is another of those towns in the Southern Highlands that is challenging the encroachment of Sydney. The railway and proximity to the freeway cannot help but cultivate this ‘in your face’ demographic dynamic. The town is colloquially known as Mossy.
The area, which was considered to be part of Sutton Forest, remained rural until the coming of the railway. Subdivision of part of Throsby Park for the town of Moss Vale, named after Jemmy Moss, a herdsman at Throsby Park,
Despite Moss Vale's prowess as an industrial centre of the nearby Mittagong and Bowral and is the commercial heart of the Southern Highlands.
In keeping with the region, Moss Vale is a great town and warrants a up to a week holiday stop over.