The dock at Miramar Beach extends into Patchogue Bay, offering a fine spot for...

The dock at Miramar Beach extends into Patchogue Bay, offering a fine spot for fishing. Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

THE SCOOP The hamlet of East Patchogue, a mostly residential community nestled between Bellport and Patchogue villages, is “a great place for those who like the outdoors, from water activities to hiking with trails,” said Anthony Gandolfo, a 15-year resident.

“I love the area because of its proximity to the Great South Bay and the ferries that bring you over to all the different communities in Fire Island,” said Gandolfo, a broker with Rice Realty Group. He cited Hedges Creek County Park and the Pine Neck Avenue boat ramp and fishing pier as prime recreation spots.

Homes along Washington Avenue.

Homes along Washington Avenue. Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Once known for its commercial clamming, the area still has excellent fishing.

“One of the things people love most about East Patchogue are the sunsets on the beaches and the bay, especially now that it’s fall,” said Lina Lopes, a broker with Douglas Elliman Real Estate who has lived in the hamlet for 20 years.

The Tiki Bar at Sunset Harbour is in Sunset Harbour...

The Tiki Bar at Sunset Harbour is in Sunset Harbour Marina off the bay. Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Because East Patchogue is mostly residential, locals head to the nearby villages or Sunrise Highway for shopping and dining. The Patchogue train station is a short drive. “One of the things I like is that it’s not at all congested here,” Lopes said.

Housing stock consists of ranches, high ranches and expanded Capes, all of which start at around $400,000 and go up to more than $1 million.

In the southern part of the hamlet near the bay, many homes were built in an upside-down contemporary style, with the bedrooms below and living area upstairs to take advantage of water views. They range from $900,000 to $1.8 million.

“The area really has so much to offer as far as the possibilities for first-time home buyers, move-up buyers, retirees who want a small home by the water,” Lopes said. “We still have summer homes where owners just come in from May to September.”  

A spot for thrift shopping on East Main Street.

A spot for thrift shopping on East Main Street. Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

But there is a real need for apartment units, Gandolfo said. “There are no real condos or any housing of that type around here,” he said. “It’s mostly single-family, residential homes, so for those folks that want to stay in the area who are on the lower income level or a downsizing retiree, it does make it difficult to stay.”

The community will soon get an apartment complex, the 91-unit, $40 million Greybarn Patchogue. An arts center is also set to be built, on 1 acre on East Main Street.

Sunset Harbour Marina.

Sunset Harbour Marina. Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

CONDOS AND CO-OPS There are no condos or co-ops on the market.

SALE PRICES Between Sept. 1, 2021, and Sept. 30, 2022, there were 206 home sales with a median sale price of $470,000, according to OneKey MLS. The low price for that period was $220,000 and the high was $1.7 million. During that period a year earlier there were 181 home sales with a median sale price of $410,000. The price range was $180,000 to $1.245 million.

OTHER STATS

Town Brookhaven         

Area 8.32 square miles

ZIP code 11772

Population 21,580

Median age 40.9

Median household income $89,222

Median home value $499,000

Monthly LIRR ticket from Patchogue $365

School districts, graduation rates Patchogue-Medford (90%), South Country (87%)

Parks Swan River Preserve, Mud Creek Dog Park

Libraries Patchogue-Medford, South Country

Hospitals Long Island Community Hospital

Transit Suffolk County Transit Routes 7B, 61, 66, 68

SOURCES: 2020 Census; 2020 American Community Survey; OneKey MLS; LIRR, data.nysed.gov 

NOW ON THE MARKET

Priced at $999,990, this contemporary on Mercedes Court is up...

Priced at $999,990, this contemporary on Mercedes Court is up the street from Great South Bay. Credit: Ron Monteleone

$999,990
Built in 1993, this four-bedroom, 2½ bath contemporary on 0.74 acre has winter views of Great South Bay. It features an entrance with 23-foot ceilings and a spiral staircase, a kitchen with a waterfall marble island, a den with water views and a  gym with outdoor access. The four-car garage has two electric chargers. Taxes are $15,603. Lina Lopes, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 631-487-3113.

Priced at $749,000, this expanded ranch on Donegan Avenue is...

Priced at $749,000, this expanded ranch on Donegan Avenue is in strolling distance of Bellport Village. Credit: Anthony Gandolfo

$649,000
This expanded ranch built in 1949 is a short walk to Bellport Village. It has three bedrooms and 2½ baths, a screened-in porch, eat-in-kitchen, formal dining room, and a living room and library, each with a fireplace. The are four garage spaces on the 0.6-acre property. Taxes are $10,955. Anthony Gandolfo and David Rice, Rice Realty Group, 631-624-1200.

Priced at $499,000, this ranch on Pine Neck Avenue features...

Priced at $499,000, this ranch on Pine Neck Avenue features a renovated eat-in kitchen. Credit: Steven Ferraro

$499,000
Built in 1946, this two-bedroom, one-bath ranch on 0.19 acre has an open floor plan with a renovated eat-in-kitchen. The main bedroom features cathedral ceilings and double closets. There’s an outside entrance to the basement and a 1½-car garage. Taxes are $8,824. Anthony Perrotta, Signature Premier Properties, 631-368-6800.

RECENTLY SOLD

$1.2 million

S. Country Rd.

Style Colonial

Bedrooms 4

Bathrooms

Built 1928

Lot size 3.4 acres

Taxes $20,704

+/- List price -$49,000

Days on market 127

$925,000

Harbor Side Ct.

Style Colonial

Bedrooms 4

Bathrooms

Built 2001

Lot size 0.85 acre

Taxes $18,102

+/- List price +$85,100

Days on market 77

$520,000

Donegan Ave.

Style Ranch

Bedrooms 3

Bathrooms

Built 1950

Lot size 0.26 acre

Taxes $9,720

+/- List price +$31,000

Days on market 94

ON ONEKEY MLS

Number of listings 34

Price range $250,000 to $1.15 million

Tax range $4,407 to $21,209

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