Saratoga, New South Wales
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Central Coast, New South Wales
|Population||3,675 (2006 census)|
|• Density||1,670/km2 (4,330/sq mi)|
|Area||2.2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||City of Gosford|
Saratoga or informally known as "Saradise" peninsula is located on Brisbane Water and a residential south-eastern suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. It is part of the City of Gosford local government area.
The area was first exploited by European settlers for citrus orchards; in recent years, however, housing development has transformed most of Saratoga into an outer residential suburb of Gosford. Bordered on three sides by water, Saratoga has become a favourite haunt of fisherman and sports people.
Saratoga is also the home of the Saratoga Hawks, a Junior Australian Football Club started in 2001.
While most residents commute to Gosford or Erina for their daily needs, there is a small shopping center located on Village Road. The shopping center is as of 2008 home to a petrol station, a general store (IGA), a movie rental store, a butcher, a fruit shop, a hairdresser, a newsagency, Liquor Land, two real estate agencies, a chemist and a few takeaway shops.
It was believed that "Saradise" was first coined by Mr Daniel Beswick, An avid lover of Saratoga or commonly known to Mr Beswick as Saradise.
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