7.2 out of 10

North Gosford

Ranked 375th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.419263807508 151.354880329516
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Childcare
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Apr 18, 2017

"A special pocket of nature"

North Gosford is a peacful, family suburb with plently of nature and wildlife around you. I commute to Sydney 5 days a aweek and being 5 mins from Gosford train station makes this very managable. The private hospital side of Nth Gosford is more 'family friendly' than the other side of Henry Parry Drive which seems to consist of more hig density housing. Lots of amenities right around you with great shopping options (coles, Aldi, Wollies) a short drive either way to Gosford or Wyoming. Beaches 15 mins drive with no traffic and great bushwalking and hiking on your doorstep. You dont move here for the nightlife or bar scene ( there isnt one) but if you like open space, lots of native birds, wildlife and easy, relaxed living, you will like North Gosford. We moved here from Sydney and were considering Umina, Tascott, Green Point, Bensville amoung others and couldn't be happier with our choice. We are close to everythign we need and have beautiful beaches a short drive away.
Pros
  • Close to major train station
  • Bush Setting
  • Very safe and friendly
  • Only 1 hour from Sydney
  • Close to amenities
  • Very affordable
Cons
  • No gutters and paths in most streets
  • Need to own a car
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
May 09, 2016

"Surprisingly Special!"

North Gosford is approximately 2 square kilometers in total, with 5 parks covering nearly 61% of its total area. You will find many couples with young children who tend to work in a professional occupation and pay between $1800 - $2400 for their mortgages on their homes. Median sales price in the area is $495,000 with a good mix of townhouses & freestanding homes.

There is a Private Hospital, other specialist medical facilities & childcare in the suburb and it is in between Gosford & Wyoming for major supermarkets or more shopping options. It is also home to Laycock Street Theatre, the region's principal theatre for live dramatic and musical theatre that always has something in store for a great night out!

LJ Hooker Gosford manage over 40 properties in the suburb of North Gosford and our area specialist is Warren Flanagan who has been selling in the area since early 2000's and according to RateMyAgent he has been ranked #1 for most sales and highest average price - May 2016.
Pros
  • Housing Options
  • Local Theatre - Entertainment
  • Only 1 hour from Sydney
  • Neighbourhood spirit
Recommended for
  • Professionals
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Often overlooked suburb"

Leafy, very quiet, affordable and close to everything - lots of good sized older style properties ripe for renos.
Pros
  • Close to beaches
  • Only 1 hour from Sydney
  • Close to amenities
  • Neighbourhood spirit
  • Very affordable
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
RFM RFM
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Hidden gem and nothing like Gosford."

The area I live in (Orinda Ave) you cannot fault,it's quiet and leafy. The only thing I'd say is one the whole the housing is quite dated there are however many houses in the area being renovated. I've lived in this area for the past 3 years and haven't experienced ANY of the negative comments on this review forum. We moved here from Terrigal (Ash Street)- and believe me Terrigal although was next the beach and a lovely place during the day was the noisiest place I've ever lived in (all night long parties) North Gosford is also is a very convenient location for Sydney and the beach lifestyle the coast has to offer.
Pros
  • Close to beaches
  • Only 1 hour from Sydney
  • Close to amenities
  • Neighbourhood spirit
  • Very affordable
Cons
  • Need to own a car
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Country-like feel close to Sydney"

We made the move from Sydney nearly 2 years ago - and have had none of the problems mentioned by previous reviewers. I have not seen kids roaming the street at night, nor do we feel unsafe. We have a beautiful house that would cost triple its value if we bought it closer to Sydney. Our neighbours are very friendly and we are very close to shopping centres and direct train to Sydney. It also is super quiet with abundant bush views and natural life - we often wake up to a kookaburra sitting outside our window!
Pros
  • Very affordable
  • Neighbourhood spirit
  • Bushland views
  • Close to beaches
  • Only 1 hour from Sydney
  • Close to amenities
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Used to be a really nice place"

Once North Gosford was a very nice suburb. Green, leafy, nice mix of people, nice houses etc but now it is starting to become a semi condensed housing type of complex. Alot more townhouses and complexes are being built or have approval to be built with that you start to lose alot of the leafy green outlook there once was. With condensed housing unfortunately it also attracts transiant lower income earners who do not care about their environment, allow there children to roam the street at all hours of the night unsupervised, vandalising parts of the suburb randomly. We are close to the beaches, not that far from Sydney etc. You definately need a car to live in Nth Gosford but after living here for many years I have noticed that its changing alot and definately not for the better. Nth Gosford seems to be a suburb where the resale value of a house drops more considerably than other suburbs and that is a shame. It could be (and once was) a very nice suburbbut unfortunately it has changed and not for the better. If you are a professional on a decent income and have decent morals, do not move to Nth Gosford.
Pros
  • Close to beaches
  • Only 1 hour from Sydney
Cons
  • Not a safe area
  • Need to own a car
  • Low income earners
  • Uncontrolled groups of children
  • Very dark area at night
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Nice peaceful area"

I lived there for 15 years, in 3 different parts of the suburb. I have never once had any of the troubles the previous reviewer had. I assume they may have been having a bad day when they wrote their review.The suburb is safe ( you see people/ families walking there dogs at all hours). The suburb is practically 5 mins from any of the local shopping centres and around 10 mins from Erina Fair. The beach is about 30 mins away. Its a great suburb and nice and quiet with a bush background.
Pros
  • Close to amenities
  • Close to beaches
  • Only 1 hour from Sydney
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice to feel away from it all but still close to amenities"

I do actually agree with both reviews that are currently here for North Gosford. I am personally very happy that I do not live within a complex of Units or Townhouses as those places within Noth Gosford have definately changed alot over the years and do now attract low income earners with lots of kids squeezed into 1 place. I also think that the area is nice and green with alot to offer if you live in a house here.

Have lived in North Gosford for many a year and have seen alot of things change around here. Alot more townhouse type complexes around nowadays which do seem to attract some undesirable people but most of the people and neighbours around here over the years for me have been great and I do think that living in a house that isnt attached to others makes life more comfortable. People in general around my neighbourhood have been very friendly, not overly nosey and great neighbours.

Its a nice and green area, traffic isnt that bad (apart from around the Pvt Hospital during the week), its not far to supermarkets, shopping malls, beaches and restaurants. North Gosford doesn have alot of those things itself to offer but nothing is very far away. Whilst the bus service can be good during the week I would personally recommend owning a car if living in this suburb.

If you are thinking of moving to North Gosford buy a house and not something in a complex, enjoy the space and fresh air, trees and your neighbourhood.
Pros
  • Close to amenities
  • Close to beaches
  • Only 1 hour from Sydney
Cons
  • Very dark area at night
  • Low income earners
  • Uncontrolled groups of children
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Suburb"

Great leafy suburb, very quiet with friendly community. Close to Private Hospitals, Parks, Shops and Schools. Most of the suburb is tucked away from the main busy roads and traffic. The state forest surrounds the suburb.
Pros
  • Close to amenities
  • Close to beaches
  • Only 1 hour from Sydney
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"North Gosford - NOT a place for people with style, common sense or respect."

Living in Jarrett St in Nth Gosford within a complex of 35 townhouses. Would NOT receommend this to anyone. Horrid place to live, very low income demographics, 6 kids to a 3bdrm townhouse, no control over the renters so do NOT spend your $ on buying a place here (as we foolishly did). We are now looking for a nice house with a nicer demographic. Lots of unsupervised children creating local issues, no parking around the private hospital through a week day. Could be a really nice area if people controlled/supervised children, took some pride in the appearance of their places and were generally of a higher demographic.
Pros
  • Close to amenities
  • Close to beaches
  • Only 1 hour from Sydney
Cons
  • Low income earners
  • Uncontrolled groups of children

Unranked Streets in North Gosford

Etna Street

0.5/5
"Lots of mosquitos =HELL"
-33.41904 151.3439
"Best street in North Gosford"
-33.4202044013 151.3556669508

Algwen Road

4.5/5
"Quiet and private oasis within a few minutes of everything you need"
-33.4212186844 151.3538774412
"Country living while in the CBD"
-33.4193301371 151.3519649883