Patchogue NY Homes for Sale: Your Moving Guide
The village of Patchogue, located on Long Island’s dynamic South Shore, has long thrived as an area surrounded by water, where direct access to the Great South Bay has driven growth and expansion since the beginning. Today, a population of 12,408 lives and works in this popular, revitalized town, where Main Street creates a charming, walkable downtown bustling with vibrant restaurants, shops, and lively events.
Buying a home in Patchogue places you about 55 miles east of Manhattan and between general border lines including Blue Point on the West, Roe Boulevard on the North, Bay Avenue on the East, and the Great South Bay on the South. Patchogue is also home to Blue Point Brewing Company, which opened in 1998 and remains the only commercial brewery on Long Island.
Background and history
Patchogue got its original name from a local Native American tribe, Pochaug. The village began in 1750 when three families moved and settled as the first people to live in the area. However, the village didn’t become a major town until one of the original landowners sold 36 land plots in a lottery to make extra money.
The lottery winners settled down in and built up the area, making an abundant living in the oyster, fishing, cotton mill, and shipping industries. Local business owners traded within New York City markets by boat, using the Patchogue River as transportation.
In 1869, trade, commerce, and tourism changed drastically after the construction of the South Side Railroad, which made Patchogue the terminus of the railroad line until 1881. Patchogue thrived from the expansion, building hotels, boat docks, and other popular spots that made the town a well-known vacationing spot.
Booming business earned Patchogue the nicknames, “Milltown” and “Queen Village of Suffolk,” symbolizing its reputation as an economic and vacation hotspot. Hotels no longer exist in Patchogue, but the population is still bustling within the town.
Patchogue real estate creates a very competitive housing market with an urban and suburban mix. Median home values range between $200K and $399K for 54% of homes, between $400K and $749K for 35% of homes, and between $100K and $199K for 7% of homes. The median sale price in Patchogue is $473,000 or $374 per square foot.
In Patchogue, homes sell after 20 days on the market with 67% of homes selling under 30 days, 13% of homes selling over 90 days, and 21% of homes selling between 30 and 90 days. Based on asking price and sale price, 68.2% of homes sell over asking, 33% sell under asking, and 14.3% sell with price drops.
The average Patchogue resident commutes 32 minutes to work. Residents can catch the Patchogue-Village Transit, which operates a small fleet of buses that transport in and out of Downtown. Locals can also ride the LIRR Montauk Branch, which is another hub for several Suffolk County Transit bus lines including the Village of Patchogue Bus.
The LIRR station is just a short walk to the Watch Hill Ferry Terminal, which serves the Watch Hill Visitor’s Center in the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness. The station also connects with the Davis Park Ferry Terminal, which serves Davis Park. Both ferries transport locals to and from Fire Island.
Residents who prefer to drive can travel the main roads that run through town including Montauk Highway and County Route 19 as well as South and North Ocean Avenues, which lead to County Route 83 and New York State Route 112.
Cost of living
On the cost-of-living scale, Patchogue ranks 225 out of the 5,671 cities in the US and 62 out of 358 cities in New York. If you want to buy a home in Patchogue, expect to pay 48% more than the national average in daily living expenses.
The total cost of living including housing, food, childcare, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities for an adult is $50,940, which is greater than the New York average ($46,110) and the national average ($38,433). To offset the cost of living, Patchogue residents bring home a $74,109 average salary and a $95,455 median household income.
Things to do in Patchogue
Patchogue is home to Long Island’s first stand up paddle boarding company. Long Island SUP was established in 2005 for locals to share the beauty and fun of life on the water. From sports to fitness, Long Island SUP is a place to kiteboard, windsurf, group paddle, and more.
If you would rather share your love of beer and fun, Sneaky Pete’s is an outdoor beer garden where you can set up a picnic table for lunch, play cornhole or Jumbo Jenga, and even bring your dog to hang out on the pet-friendly patio.
Theatre lovers can plan a Saturday at The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, a nonprofit theatre that celebrates dance, music, and theater. The historic theatre opened as Ward & Glynne’s Theater in 1923 and now offers Broadway caliber amenities.
Patchogue and the adjacent hamlet of Medford share the Patchogue-Medford School District. The district includes primary, middle, and high schools, plus continuing education programs for adults. Patchogue-Medford Library and St. Joseph’s College also provide a variety of educational opportunities. In 2010, the Patchogue-Medford Library was awarded the 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Science for its work in bilingual programming.
Best dining in Patchogue
When you want a mouthwatering steak, nothing beats the dining experience at Chops Steakhouse. Located in the heart of Patchogue’s Main Street, Chops is a place to enjoy dry aged steaks, traditional sides, a fresh selection of seafood, and a world class bar and wine cellar with a theme that brings you straight back to the days of swing music, bootleggers, and flappers.
When breakfast or brunch are on your mind, Toast Coffeehouse is an innovative breakfast eatery with an artistic vibe, where you can order everything from mimosas, flavored café latte, and cappuccino to a complete vegan menu.
For authentic Mexican cuisine, Ruta Oaxaca serves everything from crispy fish tacos to mole enchiladas to steak Oaxacaqueno and more. Drop by for a two-course lunch prix fixe for $22 or a three-course dinner prix fixe for $44 during Spring Long Island Restaurant Week.
For a real pit Southern barbecue experience, Bobbique is a place to savor some of the best, most finger-licking authentic meats. Just pick your favorite meat with two sides and get your fill of delicious barbecue.
Named one of the best restaurants in Patchogue, Bird & Bao is a place to enjoy Nashville-style hot chicken bao with black vinegar pickles and togarashi oil, pork belly bao with house kimchi and peanuts, and crispy tofu bao with peanut sauce, coriander, and bean sprouts. Finish your meal with the s’mores bao, adored as one of the best desserts in Patchogue.
Brickhouse Brewery is not just a restaurant and tap room that serves a wide variety of brews but also the oldest commercial building in Patchogue.
WhiskeyNeat offers an innovative menu that wows diners, drawing inspiration from across the culinary landscape. From fine dining and steakhouses to food trucks and even grandma’s kitchen, WhiskeyNeat serves just the right food to pair with an impressive whiskey collection.
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