Peats Ridge, New South Wales

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Peats Ridge
Central CoastNew South Wales
Population 244 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 2250
Location 88 km (55 mi) N of Sydney
LGA(s) City of Gosford
Parish Narara
State electorate(s) Gosford
Federal Division(s) Robertson
Suburbs around Peats Ridge:
Central Mangrove
Mangrove Mountain Peats Ridge Somersby
Glenworth Valley Calga Somersby

Peats Ridge is a suburb in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, as part of the Gosford City Council local government area.

Peats Ridge was opened to white settlement relatively late, as the Great North Road to the Hunter Valley left from Spencer on the Hawkesbury River, effectively bypassing the area until the early part of the 20th century. The area is named for George Peat. A number of fine aboriginal rock carvings survive in Peats Ridge.

Formerly an area with many citrus orchards and market gardens, the improved access to Sydney through the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway has meant that it has increasingly become the home of commuters with jobs in Sydney. There are a number of nurseries and horse studs in the district.

Coordinates: 33°19′55″S 151°14′06″E / 33.332°S 151.235°E / -33.332; 151.235