I am not a realtor, but I grew up in the area. As with any area there are good and bad parts to it. It depends on which part of Patchogue you are looking at. Overall, it is a very nice area and the school district is nice. There are only a few parts you might want to be wary about but I can't think of anywhere in particular to avoid.
I included the new "local site" to let you get a peek at the area.... more