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Buying in Patchogue: Downtown, housing options, music festival are draws

New Village at Patchogue outdoor pool with seating

A center for new apartments and development, a home to a bustling downtown and a haven for artists, Patchogue is a draw for homebuyers with varying interests.

“The major attraction to Patchogue would be it’s got something for all ages,” said Heather Felice of Signature Premier Properties, noting that there’s nightlife for young adults and Family Fun nights on Main Street and Shoreline Park for families. Boaters also enjoy Patchogue River and the Great South Bay.

In the last 20 years, the waterfront village has undergone a renaissance and is bustles with shops, galleries, restaurants and new housing.

The hamlet’s housing boom includes the 291-unit New Village at Patchogue, 119-unit Seacrest Village and Artspace, 45 affordable housing lofts for artists.

“That just energized the downtown,” said Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri, noting that the addition of sidewalks has turned the village into a walkable village. “Since 2004 with all this construction, the average age in our village has gone from 43 to 35 years old.”

Read the full article in Newsday.