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    Default Moving to Central Coast in Spetember - Where?

    Hi all,

    Im still working out this useful site so apologies if I've posted the same thing twice. I don't think I directed the last one to the "Gosford specific" group - who are our soon to be neighbors. We did get some very helpful input form "ocdgeorge" but wanted to also throw it out to all you locals....so, here we go:

    We are currently in France (wife's academic work) but previously living on the Northern Beaches. She has a new job at Macquarie University and we will be looking to move to the Central Coast - priced out of Sydney, like many, but now also with a family so looking for somewhere not as crazy to settle down. We'll be moving in September with 3 yo & one yet to arrive....so could be interesting.

    I've seen quite a few threads online about people inquiring with similar circumstances of relocating to the CC. I have read often that there is some great streets and some not so great streets….but also that things are changing. I've also read that the Central Coast is still on the up (generally).

    Preliminary research is indicating around East Gosford (general geographical area) would be good balance of access to the train (for wife to get to work at Macquarie uni) and access to beaches. We are looking at around 500K (quite manageable) - 600K (absolute max.), ideally 4 bed, 2 bath.

    Of course, we'd be looking to get among the social fabric with other families.

    Just wondering if any of you Mums/Dads had any thoughts about where to consider and/or your experience if you have made the move into the CC.


    Many thanks in advance!
    Steve

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    Hi there!!!! Welcome to the central coast, it's more beautiful than some people make out!!.

    East Gosford is lovely, but I don't think you will get anything decent in That area for that price range at the movement (but depending on your taste of home). The market on the Coast is also high like Sydney, but slowing.

    I live in woy woy on the Peninsula and it's lovely here (once again some streets not as good as others) but good transport to the city, nice water/beaches and local shops. Great for young families.

    Let me know if you have anymore questions. I thought I would keep this small as I could go on and on.

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    Default Moving to Central Coast in Spetember - Where?

    I think you will find with that budget you will have to compromise on location or number of bedrooms as a house on coast near station with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for $500k is near impossible - especially the fast train stations.

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    Thanks Kay! The realestate websites must not be accurate as I have a few short listed (just playing around at the moment - we wont buy until after we arrive), but seems a few 4 b/r places under 600K?

    Great to hear it is slowing a bit - I have read it has all been "popping hot" the last 12-18 months. We'd likely be looking to buy end of the year....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I think you will find with that budget you will have to compromise on location or number of bedrooms as a house on coast near station with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for $500k is near impossible - especially the fast train stations.
    Agree 500K is "dreaming" - and thanks for the thoughts BigRed. Does seem a few online around upper 500's to right on 600's - yes? Or are those prices getting smashed out the park with the demand at the moment?

    Really appreciate the local perspective

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    One more question: Any input on good day care centers around Woy Woy area?


 

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