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Old 08-13-2008, 11:56 AM
 
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Would like you thoughts on these areas. FYI I have a child just going into kindergarten.

Sorry that I ask about alot of areas but I value everyone's thoughts

Thank you as always
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Eastern Long Island
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I grew up in the "w-section" in Coram, its very far northwest for Coram, sandwiched between Selden & Port Jefferson Station. Its a great family area IMO.
Patchogue village seems to be making a comeback & I love the older homes there.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Wellsville, Glurt County
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I like Patchogue the best out of these by far, and as KellyFG notes it has made a BIG comeback from a somewhat depressed, dumpy area into a thriving, attractive setting. A lot of money has been invested there over the past decade and with the press it's gotten in the last year I feel the only way for it to go is up. East Patchogue could still use a lot of work, if you travel down Main Street you can tell where the border is on intuition. I have noticed that there are a lot more younger people (ie: college aged and recent college grads) moving into both of these areas because of the setting and the still affordable rents. It's not exactly Williamsburg yet, but this is a rare trend for LI and it bodes well for the future outlook. Great place to invest right now, IMO.

I don't know that much about Coram, sorry. It's a much bigger area, middle of the island. Some parts are supposedly nice, most I've seen are pretty "Scruffolk-y" - however I've seen very little off of the main roads. I believe the general rule of thumb is that the further north you go, the nicer it gets.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:38 PM
 
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I have a house in Patchogue and lived there since 1996. It has received a huge improvement especially the village. There are some nicer areas and some nice areas. You are better off even if you have to pay village taxes, to buy in the village. The schools are ok ; some better than others, but you also have two private schools.

The summer in Patchogue is wonderful. They have a great summer program, offer swimming lessons for children and sailing lessons also. It is also right by the LIRR.

Coram ; that is just another surburb of New York. Nothing special, some nicer areas some terrible areas.

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Old 08-13-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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Thanks for the input
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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Patchogue would be my choice out of the 3.....good luck!
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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Thanks Kb
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:37 PM
 
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Lived in E. Patchogue south of south shore rd. Near Dunton Ave. Nice enough area moved before my kid started school heard the elementary school(dunton ave.) was good the middle school and HS not so good. This was 3 years ago.
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Old 08-14-2008, 07:27 AM
 
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:45 AM
 
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...The schools are ok ; some better than others, but you also have two private schools...
Which elementary schools do you believe to be better? Why? How recent is your information? I live in a nice area, IMO, (South of St. Joe's, West of Patchogue Lake), which puts me in the River Ave. district. Everyone I know talks about what a great school it is, but their information is at least 10 years old. My daughter will start kingergarten in 2009 and I'm considering all of my options.

Thanks.
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