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Patchogue

Patchogue

Patchogue, which is approximately 60 miles (100 km) east of Manhattan, became incorporated in 1893. A natural riverfront and harbor are resources that the village has utilized for the past 100 years, to become a modern and largely self-contained community. Patchogue Named after the Native American tribe that occupied the area before European settlers arrived.

Churches, homes and public buildings in this village provide examples of historic design ranging from pre-Revolutionary to Victorian to Art Deco. Three churches and dozens of homes are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, nestled among newer homes and condominiums.

Just under 15,000 people live in Patchogue, which shares its school system and other essential services with neighboring Medford. The local parks system includes beach access, softball, basketball and tennis courts and swimming. A basin marina offers access to Great South Bay by way of Patchogue Bay. The beach offers stunning views of the sunrise over Fire Island.

Cultural life in Patchogue centers around the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, a Vaudeville house -- turned movie theater -- turned local landmark. Today, its 1920's grandeur has been restored and it serves the village with entertainment year-round.

During the summer tourist season, the Village Bandshell on Smith Street offers additional live music and entertainment. The village is convenient to New York City via the Long Island Expressway.

Restaurants, shops and the Blue Point Brewery are in town to serve permanent residents year-round.

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