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Metro 303 Apartments
303 Main St
Hempstead, NY | Garden City
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1 Bedroom
$2,414
874 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,770
1244 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:40 PM
New build with resort-style features. Walking distance to three Long Island Railroad (LIRR) Stations, including Garden City. Close to Roosevelt Field Mall and Adelphi University. Pet-friendly.
1 Unit Available
33 Linden Pl
33 Linden Place
Hempstead, NY | Hempstead
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,500
Last updated November 26 at 10:18 PM
Nice and Spacious Three Bedroom Duplex on the second floor of a Two-Family Home. This Lovely Freshly Painted Duplex with Hardwood Floors is ready to Move IN. Come see it before its gone!
1 Unit Available
109 Stewart Avenue
109 Stewart Avenue
Hempstead, NY | Hempstead
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
5000 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:18 PM
Beautiful 3 bedroom Cape with hardwood floors, foyer, living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, full bath, finished attic with 2 rooms, finished full basement, large yard.
1 Unit Available
100 Fairview Blvd
100 Fairview Boulevard
Hempstead, NY | Hempstead
5 Bedrooms
$4,500
Last updated November 26 at 10:18 PM
Nice home, freshly painted, ready to move in...Large back yard 2 car garage .Near by Hofstra University Every one are welcome. House wont last!
1 Unit Available
85 Wellington St
85 Wellington Street
Hempstead, NY | Hempstead
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Available 12/05/20 Hempstead 3 bedroom apartment for rent - Property Id: 427670 Nice and Cozy 3 bedroom first floor apartment for with the basement including 2 extra room for entertaining, first floor has livingroom, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and
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West 130
130 Hempstead Ave
West Hempstead, NY | West Hempstead
1 Bedroom
$2,236
922 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,719
1191 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 10:40 PM
High ceilings, large walk-in closets and plush carpeting. Chef-inspired kitchens with granite counters, custom flat-panel cabinetry and subway tile backsplash. Stainless steel appliance packages available. Pet friendly.
1 Unit Available
8 Raymond Court
8 Raymond Court
Garden City, NY | Garden City
2 Bedrooms
$2,650
900 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:18 PM
Garden City, Fully Updated 2 Bedroom/1Bath Apartment, Bright & Airy 2nd Floor whole floor unit, Over-sized Windows with Park Views, Kitchen with built in Washer/Dryer unit, Living/Dining Room, Central Air Conditioning, 2 Car Off Street Parking on
1 Unit Available
111 Cherry Valley Avenue
111 Cherry Valley Avenue
Garden City, NY | Garden City
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$5,300
1465 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:18 PM
2020 Renovations- Beautiful, luxury living 2 bedroom duplex in full amenities, 24 hr. concierge Wyndham development. Doorman, valet parking, 1 garage parking spot, indoor heated pool, locker room, spa and workout health club.
1 Unit Available
1339 Woodside Avenue
1339 Woodside Avenue
Baldwin, NY | Baldwin
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
Last updated November 26 at 10:18 PM
A Beautiful 2 bedroom,1 bath ,Eat in kitchen, apartment available . close to shopping, transportation Etc. Utilities are included.
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The Allure Mineola
140 Old Country Rd
Mineola, NY | Garden City
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1 Bedroom
$2,490
795 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,399
1146 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:40 PM
1-2 bedroom apartments within walking distance of restaurants and Minneola Station. Granite counters, stainless kitchens and in-unit laundry. Loads of amenities including 24-hour gym, yoga, bocce court and pool table. Pet friendly.
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3 Units Available
The Hawthorne
125 S Cottage St
Valley Stream, NY | Valley Stream
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,057
1286 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
On Cottage and Jamaica in Southwest Nassau. Short walk to LIRR. Granite counters, steel appliances, hardwood floors, dishwasher, and walk-in closets. Pet-friendly with parking, elevator, in-unit laundry, extra storage, and courtyard.
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Avalon Westbury
1299 Corporate Dr
East Garden City, NY | East Garden City
1 Bedroom
$2,639
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,096
1185 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,533
1382 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:09 PM
Residents can easily walk to The Mall at the Source for retail and dining options. Community amenities include a coffee bar, pool, and 24-hour gym. Apartments feature in-unit laundry and walk-in closets.
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29 Units Available
Avalon Rockville Centre
80 N Centre Ave
Rockville Centre, NY | Rockville Centre
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1 Bedroom
$2,800
846 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,280
1216 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:09 PM
A short stroll from Smith Lake and Rockville Centre Station on Long Island. Green-certified with energy efficiency in mind. Heated pool, courtyard, sundeck and clubhouse, as well as gym and hot tub. Pet-friendly.
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8 Units Available
Avalon Garden City
998 Stewart Ave
East Garden City, NY | East Garden City
1 Bedroom
$3,280
905 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,460
1384 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 01:09 PM
Units feature walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, and more. Luxurious community offers pool, bike storage, guest parking and gym. Located near the Meadowbrook State Parkway, Hofstra University and the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
1 Unit Available
140 Williamson Street #B
140 Williamson Street
Bay Park, NY | Bay Park
4 Bedrooms
$3,950
Last updated November 26 at 10:19 PM
Amazing waterviews down the canal like open Bay. Completely renovated and raised FEMA compliant. Boaters delight on a quiet dead-end st w one slip inc. Hardwood floors open and spacious. SS appliances, stone counters, CAC.
1 Unit Available
29 N Kensington Avenue
29 North Kensington Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY | Rockville Centre
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1807 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:18 PM
Cozy apartment located just minutes from the famous Rockville Centre strip bosting with shops, restaurants and entertainment. Featuring 2br, eat-in-kitchen and full bath
1 Unit Available
162 Grant
162 Grant Avenue
Mineola, NY | Mineola
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
Last updated November 26 at 10:18 PM
Bright, Spacious two bedroom apartment close to LIRR and restaurants, hard wood floor water and heat included. Tenant pays electric and cooking gas.Pets allowed.Apt is on 3rd Floor, Need to walk upstairs.
1 Unit Available
73 S Fulton St
73 South Fulton Street
Westbury, NY | Westbury
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
Last updated November 26 at 10:18 PM
3 Bed 1&1/2 half bath , formal leaving room and Dinning room; Washer and dryer in unit.
1 Unit Available
2 Woodhollow Road
2 Woodhollow Road
Albertson, NY | Albertson
4 Bedrooms
$3,400
Last updated November 26 at 10:18 PM
Beautiful Corner Property with 4 Full Size Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Living Room, Formal Dining Room and Eat In Kitchen. Full Basement and 1 Car Attached Garage with Private Driveway. Close To All Shopping and Transportation.
1 Unit Available
215 Forest Avenue
215 Forest Avenue
Lynbrook, NY | Lynbrook
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
Last updated November 26 at 10:18 PM
1st Floor apartment complete with 2 bedrooms, living room, full bath and eat in kitchen. Close to LIRR.
1 Unit Available
42 E Hawthorne Avenue
42 East Hawthorne Avenue
Valley Stream, NY | Valley Stream
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
1000 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:18 PM
Diamond condition for this 3brs 2 full baths Apt, spacious Living Room, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, two door fridge, dishwasher, granite counter tops, Washer & Dryer included.
1 Unit Available
26 Frost Pond Drive
26 Frost Pond Drive
North Hills, NY | North Hills
1 Bedroom
$3,000
Last updated November 26 at 10:18 PM
Roslyn Long Island duplex 1 bedroom and 1.5 bath condo in garden like North Hills landscape with flowers, grass, trees and pond.
1 Unit Available
142 Main St
142 Main Street
Mineola, NY | Mineola
1 Bedroom
$2,200
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 10:18 PM
Mineola 1 Bed 1 Bath- Harrison Condo. Washer/Dryer in Apartment. Close to Train Station, Parkways, Village & Hospital. Rooftop Can Be Used for Barbecues. Pet Friendly Building
1 Unit Available
83-12 259th Street
83-12 259th Street
Queens, NY | Floral Park
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
Last updated November 26 at 10:18 PM
Beautiful Big Colonial House, With 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Formal Dining Room, Formal Living Room, Additional Family Room And Wood Floors. Mbr W/Full Bath And Walk In Closet. Huge Large Yard And Full Driveway That Fits Up To 4 Cars Included.
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Apartment Rentals in Hempstead start at $2,350/month.
How much is rent in Hempstead?
Apartment Rentals in Hempstead start at $2,350/month.
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While some Hempstead properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Hempstead. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, CUNY LaGuardia Community College, CUNY Queens College, CUNY York College, and Hofstra University.
How can I find off-campus housing in Hempstead?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Hempstead. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, CUNY LaGuardia Community College, CUNY Queens College, CUNY York College, and Hofstra University.

City Guide

Hempstead
Did you know Charles Lindbergh lived in Hempstead, New York when he took his historic flight in 1927 starting from Hempstead's Roosevelt Field, making his way across the Atlantic, landing in Paris? If you're training to become a pilot, maybe Hempstead will be as good to you as it was to LIndbergh.
Did you know Charles Lindbergh lived in Hempstead, New York when he took his historic flight in 1927 starting from Hempstead's Roosevelt Field, making his way across the Atlantic, landing in Paris? If you're training to become a pilot, maybe Hempstead will be as good to you as it was to LIndbergh.

If you need to get out of the city but dont want to go too far, Hempstead, New York may be just what youre looking for. This town lies right in the middle of Long Island, and is as varied as it gets. Hempstead is a decent place to live, with both dense urban swaths and blocks of suburbia. All told, Hempstead offers a quieter lifestyle within easy commuting distance to NYC.

Make Your Move to Hempstead

How much it costs

The city of Hempstead ranges from the uber-fancy to the downright shabby, so it is hard to put a price tag on rents in general. Top-shelf 3 bedroom apartments for rent in Hempstead will cost about as much as in an upscale Brooklyn neighborhood, but you will get more house for your money, as well as some outside landscaped greenery. Come on, who doesn't love a back or front yard? On the low end, a 1 bedroom apartment in a downtrodden neighborhood should be about the same as any comparably shabby part of New York city. The benefit of living out in Hempstead, as opposed to Brooklyn or Manhattan, is that the homes usually come with small yards, something which is almost unheard of in NYC.

Finding your apartment

In most neighborhoods, it doesnt really matter much what time of year you start your search. The only neighborhoods where this isn't true is in the areas directly surrounding Hofstra University, where students arrive en masse in the fall, scrambling to find apartments. If you need to live within walking distance to Hofstra, start your search plenty early at least 3 months in advance. Since neighborhoods range wildly in Hempstead, you would be very wise to personally check the area out before agreeing to anything both during the daytime and at night. What looks great during the day, may be as bad as a Freddie Krueger nightmare at night. OK, maybe not that bad, but you get the point. It might take a bit of searching to find an apartment for rent in Hempstead that is in an area around where you wont be afraid to walk.

What youll need

Getting yourself a pad in Hempstead will usually require you to show proof that you can actually cough up the rent at the end of the month. In some neighborhoods, landlords have had to boot out multiple deadbeat tenants over the years, so it will be on you to prove yourself otherwise. A good rule of thumb is to be able to show your income as 3 times the rent amount. This can be tough to do sometimes. If your income and credit don't seem to be impressing landlords much, you can try tempting them with the offer of 3 months rent paid in advance.

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How much it costs

The city of Hempstead ranges from the uber-fancy to the downright shabby, so it is hard to put a price tag on rents in general. Top-shelf 3 bedroom apartments for rent in Hempstead will cost about as much as in an upscale Brooklyn neighborhood, but you will get more house for your money, as well as some outside landscaped greenery. Come on, who doesn't love a back or front yard? On the low end, a 1 bedroom apartment in a downtrodden neighborhood should be about the same as any comparably shabby part of New York city. The benefit of living out in Hempstead, as opposed to Brooklyn or Manhattan, is that the homes usually come with small yards, something which is almost unheard of in NYC.

Finding your apartment

In most neighborhoods, it doesnt really matter much what time of year you start your search. The only neighborhoods where this isn't true is in the areas directly surrounding Hofstra University, where students arrive en masse in the fall, scrambling to find apartments. If you need to live within walking distance to Hofstra, start your search plenty early at least 3 months in advance. Since neighborhoods range wildly in Hempstead, you would be very wise to personally check the area out before agreeing to anything both during the daytime and at night. What looks great during the day, may be as bad as a Freddie Krueger nightmare at night. OK, maybe not that bad, but you get the point. It might take a bit of searching to find an apartment for rent in Hempstead that is in an area around where you wont be afraid to walk.

What youll need

Getting yourself a pad in Hempstead will usually require you to show proof that you can actually cough up the rent at the end of the month. In some neighborhoods, landlords have had to boot out multiple deadbeat tenants over the years, so it will be on you to prove yourself otherwise. A good rule of thumb is to be able to show your income as 3 times the rent amount. This can be tough to do sometimes. If your income and credit don't seem to be impressing landlords much, you can try tempting them with the offer of 3 months rent paid in advance.

Hempstead Neighborhoods

You didn't think we were going to leave you on your own to find the right neighborhood did you? Nah, we have you covered. Here is a description of the areas in Hampstead:

The Heights: This is the part of town sandwiched between Clinton Street and Westbury Blvd, fanning out to the intersection of Commercial Ave and Oak St. In recent years, Hempstead Heights has gotten a lot of flack due to crime, but there are nicer pockets in the area. Lots of tree-lined streets in this area and fenced-in yards make it a decent place for families on a budget. $$

Terrace: The neighborhood around Terrace Ave is lined with multi-story brick apartment complexes. These apartments are usually cheaper than single family homes in the area, but you dont get the grassy yard. Make sure you stake out the building you are thinking about renting before moving in, visiting a few times at various hours of the day to get a feel for your neighbors. $

Trackside: The area known as "Trackside" occupies the area around the rail station, from Clinton Street to the east to Franklin Street on the west side. This neighborhood has some pretty run-down blocks, with quite a few boarded up houses, but even amongst these are well-kept homes and 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. You will probably need to do a walk-by of the neighborhood yourself if you want to live here to make sure you are comfortable with it. $

Hofstra University:East of town is home to Hofstra University, which has a pretty large student population. The campus is sort of a bubble in the neighborhood, but students also live about 3 blocks deep around the school. Streets right around the university can get rowdy and noisy, so keep that in mind when searching. In general, the Hofstra neighborhood is a mix of downtrodden blocks of houses interspersed with pockets of posh homes for students. $$$

Hempstead Country Club: This part of Hempstead is just a short stroll from the inner-city blocks of central Hempstead, but it changes real fast. The area around the country club and Hempstead Lake State Park are very nice neighborhoods. The difference between the East side of Terrace Ave and what lies west of it are extreme concrete gives way to mature trees, and yards suddenly morph into beautiful gardens with swimming pools in their backyards. $$$$

Garden City: The town of Garden City blends right into Hempstead to the northwest. Seen from above, it is as if someone painted one side of the town green and left the other cement-gray. Garden City is a pretty swanky neighborhood, with huge houses on giant suburban lots with massive trees shading them. This is true suburban living, and the area has seen huge jumps in home values over the year. Expect to pay a pretty penny to live here. Don't plan on finding a small place to save money. It can be hard to find something small in Garden City. Even the smaller homes look like mansions, compared to homes in the surrounding areas. $$$$$

Hempstead Neighborhoods
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You didn't think we were going to leave you on your own to find the right neighborhood did you? Nah, we have you covered. Here is a description of the areas in Hampstead:

The Heights: This is the part of town sandwiched between Clinton Street and Westbury Blvd, fanning out to the intersection of Commercial Ave and Oak St. In recent years, Hempstead Heights has gotten a lot of flack due to crime, but there are nicer pockets in the area. Lots of tree-lined streets in this area and fenced-in yards make it a decent place for families on a budget. $$

Terrace: The neighborhood around Terrace Ave is lined with multi-story brick apartment complexes. These apartments are usually cheaper than single family homes in the area, but you dont get the grassy yard. Make sure you stake out the building you are thinking about renting before moving in, visiting a few times at various hours of the day to get a feel for your neighbors. $

Trackside: The area known as "Trackside" occupies the area around the rail station, from Clinton Street to the east to Franklin Street on the west side. This neighborhood has some pretty run-down blocks, with quite a few boarded up houses, but even amongst these are well-kept homes and 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. You will probably need to do a walk-by of the neighborhood yourself if you want to live here to make sure you are comfortable with it. $

Hofstra University:East of town is home to Hofstra University, which has a pretty large student population. The campus is sort of a bubble in the neighborhood, but students also live about 3 blocks deep around the school. Streets right around the university can get rowdy and noisy, so keep that in mind when searching. In general, the Hofstra neighborhood is a mix of downtrodden blocks of houses interspersed with pockets of posh homes for students. $$$

Hempstead Country Club: This part of Hempstead is just a short stroll from the inner-city blocks of central Hempstead, but it changes real fast. The area around the country club and Hempstead Lake State Park are very nice neighborhoods. The difference between the East side of Terrace Ave and what lies west of it are extreme concrete gives way to mature trees, and yards suddenly morph into beautiful gardens with swimming pools in their backyards. $$$$

Garden City: The town of Garden City blends right into Hempstead to the northwest. Seen from above, it is as if someone painted one side of the town green and left the other cement-gray. Garden City is a pretty swanky neighborhood, with huge houses on giant suburban lots with massive trees shading them. This is true suburban living, and the area has seen huge jumps in home values over the year. Expect to pay a pretty penny to live here. Don't plan on finding a small place to save money. It can be hard to find something small in Garden City. Even the smaller homes look like mansions, compared to homes in the surrounding areas. $$$$$

Life in Hempstead

Getting around

Since most of Hempstead is so urban, you dont really need a car to get around, but having one is still a good idea. Hempstead has quick and easy rail access to NYC and other surrounding areas, and buses go in all directions as well. Getting around town on foot can be sketchy in some neighborhoods, especially at night. If you walk, make sure your laces are tied and wear your running shoes.

What to do

Compared to Manhattan or Brooklyn, life in Hempstead and the rest of Long Island can seem pretty dull. The people who live here are content to trade a little action for some peace and quiet. While there are plenty of restaurants, shopping malls and movie theaters in the area, for more action than that you will probably want to venture into the city.

Parks and recreation

One of the best things about living in Hempstead is its proximity to parks and green areas. For more exercise than playing b-ball at the tiny urban parks in town, head to Hempstead Lake State Park, just west of town. This is a great place to ride bikes or jog around the park. For swimming, head to Jones Beach, one of the best places to escape NYC, and it's just a short drive to the south. Go early on summer weekends, since it can be so crowded that you literally cant find a place to put your towel on this huge beach!

Life in Hempstead
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Getting around

Since most of Hempstead is so urban, you dont really need a car to get around, but having one is still a good idea. Hempstead has quick and easy rail access to NYC and other surrounding areas, and buses go in all directions as well. Getting around town on foot can be sketchy in some neighborhoods, especially at night. If you walk, make sure your laces are tied and wear your running shoes.

What to do

Compared to Manhattan or Brooklyn, life in Hempstead and the rest of Long Island can seem pretty dull. The people who live here are content to trade a little action for some peace and quiet. While there are plenty of restaurants, shopping malls and movie theaters in the area, for more action than that you will probably want to venture into the city.

Parks and recreation

One of the best things about living in Hempstead is its proximity to parks and green areas. For more exercise than playing b-ball at the tiny urban parks in town, head to Hempstead Lake State Park, just west of town. This is a great place to ride bikes or jog around the park. For swimming, head to Jones Beach, one of the best places to escape NYC, and it's just a short drive to the south. Go early on summer weekends, since it can be so crowded that you literally cant find a place to put your towel on this huge beach!

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City Guide

Hempstead
Did you know Charles Lindbergh lived in Hempstead, New York when he took his historic flight in 1927 starting from Hempstead's Roosevelt Field, making his way across the Atlantic, landing in Paris? If you're training to become a pilot, maybe Hempstead will be as good to you as it was to LIndbergh.
Did you know Charles Lindbergh lived in Hempstead, New York when he took his historic flight in 1927 starting from Hempstead's Roosevelt Field, making his way across the Atlantic, landing in Paris? If you're training to become a pilot, maybe Hempstead will be as good to you as it was to LIndbergh.

If you need to get out of the city but dont want to go too far, Hempstead, New York may be just what youre looking for. This town lies right in the middle of Long Island, and is as varied as it gets. Hempstead is a decent place to live, with both dense urban swaths and blocks of suburbia. All told, Hempstead offers a quieter lifestyle within easy commuting distance to NYC.

Make Your Move to Hempstead

How much it costs

The city of Hempstead ranges from the uber-fancy to the downright shabby, so it is hard to put a price tag on rents in general. Top-shelf 3 bedroom apartments for rent in Hempstead will cost about as much as in an upscale Brooklyn neighborhood, but you will get more house for your money, as well as some outside landscaped greenery. Come on, who doesn't love a back or front yard? On the low end, a 1 bedroom apartment in a downtrodden neighborhood should be about the same as any comparably shabby part of New York city. The benefit of living out in Hempstead, as opposed to Brooklyn or Manhattan, is that the homes usually come with small yards, something which is almost unheard of in NYC.

Finding your apartment

In most neighborhoods, it doesnt really matter much what time of year you start your search. The only neighborhoods where this isn't true is in the areas directly surrounding Hofstra University, where students arrive en masse in the fall, scrambling to find apartments. If you need to live within walking distance to Hofstra, start your search plenty early at least 3 months in advance. Since neighborhoods range wildly in Hempstead, you would be very wise to personally check the area out before agreeing to anything both during the daytime and at night. What looks great during the day, may be as bad as a Freddie Krueger nightmare at night. OK, maybe not that bad, but you get the point. It might take a bit of searching to find an apartment for rent in Hempstead that is in an area around where you wont be afraid to walk.

What youll need

Getting yourself a pad in Hempstead will usually require you to show proof that you can actually cough up the rent at the end of the month. In some neighborhoods, landlords have had to boot out multiple deadbeat tenants over the years, so it will be on you to prove yourself otherwise. A good rule of thumb is to be able to show your income as 3 times the rent amount. This can be tough to do sometimes. If your income and credit don't seem to be impressing landlords much, you can try tempting them with the offer of 3 months rent paid in advance.

Make Your Move to Hempstead
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How much it costs

The city of Hempstead ranges from the uber-fancy to the downright shabby, so it is hard to put a price tag on rents in general. Top-shelf 3 bedroom apartments for rent in Hempstead will cost about as much as in an upscale Brooklyn neighborhood, but you will get more house for your money, as well as some outside landscaped greenery. Come on, who doesn't love a back or front yard? On the low end, a 1 bedroom apartment in a downtrodden neighborhood should be about the same as any comparably shabby part of New York city. The benefit of living out in Hempstead, as opposed to Brooklyn or Manhattan, is that the homes usually come with small yards, something which is almost unheard of in NYC.

Finding your apartment

In most neighborhoods, it doesnt really matter much what time of year you start your search. The only neighborhoods where this isn't true is in the areas directly surrounding Hofstra University, where students arrive en masse in the fall, scrambling to find apartments. If you need to live within walking distance to Hofstra, start your search plenty early at least 3 months in advance. Since neighborhoods range wildly in Hempstead, you would be very wise to personally check the area out before agreeing to anything both during the daytime and at night. What looks great during the day, may be as bad as a Freddie Krueger nightmare at night. OK, maybe not that bad, but you get the point. It might take a bit of searching to find an apartment for rent in Hempstead that is in an area around where you wont be afraid to walk.

What youll need

Getting yourself a pad in Hempstead will usually require you to show proof that you can actually cough up the rent at the end of the month. In some neighborhoods, landlords have had to boot out multiple deadbeat tenants over the years, so it will be on you to prove yourself otherwise. A good rule of thumb is to be able to show your income as 3 times the rent amount. This can be tough to do sometimes. If your income and credit don't seem to be impressing landlords much, you can try tempting them with the offer of 3 months rent paid in advance.

Hempstead Neighborhoods

You didn't think we were going to leave you on your own to find the right neighborhood did you? Nah, we have you covered. Here is a description of the areas in Hampstead:

The Heights: This is the part of town sandwiched between Clinton Street and Westbury Blvd, fanning out to the intersection of Commercial Ave and Oak St. In recent years, Hempstead Heights has gotten a lot of flack due to crime, but there are nicer pockets in the area. Lots of tree-lined streets in this area and fenced-in yards make it a decent place for families on a budget. $$

Terrace: The neighborhood around Terrace Ave is lined with multi-story brick apartment complexes. These apartments are usually cheaper than single family homes in the area, but you dont get the grassy yard. Make sure you stake out the building you are thinking about renting before moving in, visiting a few times at various hours of the day to get a feel for your neighbors. $

Trackside: The area known as "Trackside" occupies the area around the rail station, from Clinton Street to the east to Franklin Street on the west side. This neighborhood has some pretty run-down blocks, with quite a few boarded up houses, but even amongst these are well-kept homes and 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. You will probably need to do a walk-by of the neighborhood yourself if you want to live here to make sure you are comfortable with it. $

Hofstra University:East of town is home to Hofstra University, which has a pretty large student population. The campus is sort of a bubble in the neighborhood, but students also live about 3 blocks deep around the school. Streets right around the university can get rowdy and noisy, so keep that in mind when searching. In general, the Hofstra neighborhood is a mix of downtrodden blocks of houses interspersed with pockets of posh homes for students. $$$

Hempstead Country Club: This part of Hempstead is just a short stroll from the inner-city blocks of central Hempstead, but it changes real fast. The area around the country club and Hempstead Lake State Park are very nice neighborhoods. The difference between the East side of Terrace Ave and what lies west of it are extreme concrete gives way to mature trees, and yards suddenly morph into beautiful gardens with swimming pools in their backyards. $$$$

Garden City: The town of Garden City blends right into Hempstead to the northwest. Seen from above, it is as if someone painted one side of the town green and left the other cement-gray. Garden City is a pretty swanky neighborhood, with huge houses on giant suburban lots with massive trees shading them. This is true suburban living, and the area has seen huge jumps in home values over the year. Expect to pay a pretty penny to live here. Don't plan on finding a small place to save money. It can be hard to find something small in Garden City. Even the smaller homes look like mansions, compared to homes in the surrounding areas. $$$$$

Hempstead Neighborhoods
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You didn't think we were going to leave you on your own to find the right neighborhood did you? Nah, we have you covered. Here is a description of the areas in Hampstead:

The Heights: This is the part of town sandwiched between Clinton Street and Westbury Blvd, fanning out to the intersection of Commercial Ave and Oak St. In recent years, Hempstead Heights has gotten a lot of flack due to crime, but there are nicer pockets in the area. Lots of tree-lined streets in this area and fenced-in yards make it a decent place for families on a budget. $$

Terrace: The neighborhood around Terrace Ave is lined with multi-story brick apartment complexes. These apartments are usually cheaper than single family homes in the area, but you dont get the grassy yard. Make sure you stake out the building you are thinking about renting before moving in, visiting a few times at various hours of the day to get a feel for your neighbors. $

Trackside: The area known as "Trackside" occupies the area around the rail station, from Clinton Street to the east to Franklin Street on the west side. This neighborhood has some pretty run-down blocks, with quite a few boarded up houses, but even amongst these are well-kept homes and 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. You will probably need to do a walk-by of the neighborhood yourself if you want to live here to make sure you are comfortable with it. $

Hofstra University:East of town is home to Hofstra University, which has a pretty large student population. The campus is sort of a bubble in the neighborhood, but students also live about 3 blocks deep around the school. Streets right around the university can get rowdy and noisy, so keep that in mind when searching. In general, the Hofstra neighborhood is a mix of downtrodden blocks of houses interspersed with pockets of posh homes for students. $$$

Hempstead Country Club: This part of Hempstead is just a short stroll from the inner-city blocks of central Hempstead, but it changes real fast. The area around the country club and Hempstead Lake State Park are very nice neighborhoods. The difference between the East side of Terrace Ave and what lies west of it are extreme concrete gives way to mature trees, and yards suddenly morph into beautiful gardens with swimming pools in their backyards. $$$$

Garden City: The town of Garden City blends right into Hempstead to the northwest. Seen from above, it is as if someone painted one side of the town green and left the other cement-gray. Garden City is a pretty swanky neighborhood, with huge houses on giant suburban lots with massive trees shading them. This is true suburban living, and the area has seen huge jumps in home values over the year. Expect to pay a pretty penny to live here. Don't plan on finding a small place to save money. It can be hard to find something small in Garden City. Even the smaller homes look like mansions, compared to homes in the surrounding areas. $$$$$

Life in Hempstead

Getting around

Since most of Hempstead is so urban, you dont really need a car to get around, but having one is still a good idea. Hempstead has quick and easy rail access to NYC and other surrounding areas, and buses go in all directions as well. Getting around town on foot can be sketchy in some neighborhoods, especially at night. If you walk, make sure your laces are tied and wear your running shoes.

What to do

Compared to Manhattan or Brooklyn, life in Hempstead and the rest of Long Island can seem pretty dull. The people who live here are content to trade a little action for some peace and quiet. While there are plenty of restaurants, shopping malls and movie theaters in the area, for more action than that you will probably want to venture into the city.

Parks and recreation

One of the best things about living in Hempstead is its proximity to parks and green areas. For more exercise than playing b-ball at the tiny urban parks in town, head to Hempstead Lake State Park, just west of town. This is a great place to ride bikes or jog around the park. For swimming, head to Jones Beach, one of the best places to escape NYC, and it's just a short drive to the south. Go early on summer weekends, since it can be so crowded that you literally cant find a place to put your towel on this huge beach!

Life in Hempstead
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Getting around

Since most of Hempstead is so urban, you dont really need a car to get around, but having one is still a good idea. Hempstead has quick and easy rail access to NYC and other surrounding areas, and buses go in all directions as well. Getting around town on foot can be sketchy in some neighborhoods, especially at night. If you walk, make sure your laces are tied and wear your running shoes.

What to do

Compared to Manhattan or Brooklyn, life in Hempstead and the rest of Long Island can seem pretty dull. The people who live here are content to trade a little action for some peace and quiet. While there are plenty of restaurants, shopping malls and movie theaters in the area, for more action than that you will probably want to venture into the city.

Parks and recreation

One of the best things about living in Hempstead is its proximity to parks and green areas. For more exercise than playing b-ball at the tiny urban parks in town, head to Hempstead Lake State Park, just west of town. This is a great place to ride bikes or jog around the park. For swimming, head to Jones Beach, one of the best places to escape NYC, and it's just a short drive to the south. Go early on summer weekends, since it can be so crowded that you literally cant find a place to put your towel on this huge beach!