Not all the homes just south of Main Street in Patchogue Village are owner-occupied townhouses, though it may look that way.

Some are rental apartments and others are multi-story homes set up through an affordable housing program. Still others, such as those at the sprawling Riverwalk complex, are described as luxury condos or townhomes and sell at market rates.

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The townhomes at Riverwalk have multiple floors and their own garages. Common charges for a one-story condo versus the townhouses are the same at Riverwalk, the builders previously told us.

But, the additional square footage of the townhomes means higher property taxes. It’s just that bit of confusion that led us to offer this guide to help make sense of the housing stock.

THE RIVERWALK

Riverwalk2This at-market complex stretches from Railroad Avenue to beyond West Avenue and was built in phases.

The fourth and final phase, which runs along a brook flowing from Great Patchogue Lake, was completed in 2016. The 163-unit complex offers condos with upper and lower units, and 2- and 3- bedroom townhomes.

The project started in 2011. Click here for additional details.

COPPER BEECH VILLAGE

Copper

The Cooper Beech complex stretches from Railroad Avenue to the west to South Ocean Avenue to the east.

The community, completed in 2008, is a split of below-market and at-market housing units. They’re all three stories and attached to one another, though they differ in their facade, from brick to traditional vinyl finishing.

Units are available for purchase through terms negotiated between buyer and seller, though, with the 40 affordable units, the cost must not exceed certain maximum sales prices permitted by the Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc., which coordinates that program.

Additionally, potential purchasers for the affordable units must qualify based on their income and other factors, including the ability to retain a mortgage.

There are different types of qualifications for the 40 affordable units, so anyone interested in those units should call the Housing Partnership at (631) 435-4710 for up-to-date information on income qualifiers, which are tied to average median household income levels in Suffolk and Nassau Counties.

The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

SEACREST VILLAGE

SeaCrestWhile they may look like condos or even townhouses, the units at Seacrest Village are only available for rent.

Developer and property manager Don Felice previously told GreaterPatchogue.com he got the project rolling in 2002, partially on property where his father once built and then ran a gas station at the corner of South Ocean and Academy Street.

“I built 26 units in seven months,” he said of the project.

He believes Seacrest Village, which consists of one-bedroom apartments on lower and upper levels, helped get the ball rolling with new housing south of Main Street after it was completed in 2003.

Call (516) 527-2189 for pricing and additional information.

Featured Image: Riverwalk townhomes along the creek on the property’s western edge.

Secondary images:

1. The Riverwalk’s townhomes have garages. The condos do not.

2. Sales of the two-bedroom Cooper Beech are coordinated by the Long Island Housing Partnership.

3. Seacrest Village was completed in 2004 and consists of upper and lower rental units on South Ocean Avenue.