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Hempstead Apartments
Last updated January 27 2023 at 2:35 AM

282 Apartments in Hempstead, New York

Hempstead Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 55,113
Population Density: 14,958.3 people/sq mile

What locals are saying

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

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.

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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. $$$$$

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!

Hempstead Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Hempstead is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Above Average
The level of violent crime in Hempstead is above average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Hempstead is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Hempstead


Elementary Schools

8 /10
Fulton School
Public
1-5
Public
1-5
569 Students
1 Reviews
569
Students
1 Reviews
8 /10
Academy Charter School
Charter
K-10
Charter
K-10
1,084 Students
15 Reviews
1,084
Students
15 Reviews
6 /10
Barack Obama Elementary School
Public
1-5
Public
1-5
450 Students
4 Reviews
450
Students
4 Reviews

Middle Schools

8 /10
Academy Charter School
Charter
K-10
Charter
K-10
1,084 Students
15 Reviews
1,084
Students
15 Reviews
4 /10
Evergreen Charter School
Charter
K-7
Charter
K-7
449 Students
6 Reviews
449
Students
6 Reviews
3 /10
Alverta B Gray Schultz Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
1,437 Students
5 Reviews
1,437
Students
5 Reviews

High Schools

8 /10
Academy Charter School
Charter
K-10
Charter
K-10
1,084 Students
15 Reviews
1,084
Students
15 Reviews
2 /10
Hempstead High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,567 Students
11 Reviews
2,567
Students
11 Reviews
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172 Beverly Road Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,850
Beautiful 2nd Floor 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Apartment In Hempstead. This Unit Is Well Maintained And Freshly Painted With New Flooring, Kitchen W/ Great Counter Space And A Comfortable Size Bedroom. Located Conveniently Near Transportation, Food, Shopping & Highways. Don't Hesitate To Make This Your New Home!
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414 Greenwich Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
Spacious and bright 2 bedroom apartment for rent on second floor of a two family house. Eat in Kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Hardwood floors throughout. Tenant pays electric. Located across the street from Kennedy Memorial Park. On Street parking and no access to the backyard.
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71 California Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 8
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
3000 sqft
Recently completely renovation of single-family house. Very quiet, cozy private house. Wide open kitchen with dining room. Hardwood floor, High ceiling with fan. Basement with separate entrance but partly finished. Private driveway parking lot and at least 2 parking lots in the backyard. Near all convenience school, restaurant, supermarket, bus station..., or more Should check at least once!
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316 Fulton Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 16
Studio
$1,699
364 sqft
Renovated studio, 14feet ceilings, 1 car parking, laundry in basement, elevator building. Landlord pays broker commission.
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684 Fulton Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 8
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
700 sqft
Just 5 blocks away from Hofstra Univ. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath Apt, Rental with Living Room and Eat in Kitchen.
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36 Dakota Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$3,164
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118 Emery Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 20
4 Bedrooms
$4,700
Totally updated WHOLE HOUSE rental in RVC school district. 4 (potentially 5) bedroom cape with 2 updated marble baths, hardwood floors throughout. Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances & marble counters. Spacious rooms & ample closet space. Large finished basement. Pets will be considered. Landlord will allow washer & dryer hook up. Use of yard. Long driveway with parking for multiple cars. Tenant responsible for gas, eletric & heat utilities. Garage in backyard ONLY for Landlord Use.This house has it all & won't last!!
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29 Oak Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
4 Bedrooms
$4,400
Old Warm Charm with 4 Bedrooms great entertainment areas beautiful hardwood floors extra long driveway for Parking. large yard finished basement with entertainment area
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99 Beverly Road A Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,300
Private Furnished 1 Bedroom with private bathroom - Property Id: 1073292 THIS UNIT IS FOR TRAVELING PROFESSIONALS. ONE PERSON OCCUPANCY! RENTERS INSURANCE REQUIRED. CREDIT SCORE MINIMUM: 650+ MUST MEET INCOME REQUIREMENT OF 3x LINK TO VIDEO TOUR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAVxy8_2bqw Newly renovated, Quiet and extremely private 1 bedroom with private bathroom Full Size Kitchen is shared with one other tenant. Kitchen has Keurig Coffee Maker, Full Size Refrigerator, Stove, Air Fryer, Breville Smart Oven Washer & Dryer access right outside the room 2 mins from Nassau Colosseum and Veterans Memorial Park 5 mins from Roosevelt Field Mall Popular food hotspots within a 2 mile radius Close proximity to major hospitals and airports JFK, Laguardia and McArthur airports are within 20min drive Hospitals within 20min drive: Mercy Medical Center South Nassau Hospital Emergency Department at NYU Winthrop Hospital Mount Sinai South Nassau NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island North Shore Llj Long Island Jewish Medical Center Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/99-beverly-road-hempstead-ny-unit-a/1073292 Property Id 1073292 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7858718)
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Metro 303 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,648
762 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,521
1125 sqft
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.
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West 130 Photo Gallery 1
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6 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,027
867 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,829
1095 sqft
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.
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173 Meadow Street Photo Gallery 1
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5 Bedrooms
$5,100
1900 sqft
Full Home rental in Southeastern Section of Garden City. Hardwood Floors throughout. First level bedroom and full bath, 4 additional large bedrooms second level with newly renovated bathroom. Near Locust Elementary School and Grove Street park with quick access to highways and trains. Southern facing home with well manicured yard. Water Utilities included.
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836 Kings Parkway Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$3,500
1470 sqft
Come to see this beautiful 3bedroom Duplex apartment in North Baldwin. Private house w/ 3 bedrooms, 1 Full Bath, Spacious living/Dining room, Kitchen w/Island. New Electric stove and refrigerator. Water, heat/Gas, Electric included (except cable). Pets Allowed. Ready to move in. Near to Parks, Close to bus, school, stops, transportation
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231 Dorchester Road Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$4,200
Nice 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths Expanded Cape in Garden City South. Near Adelphi University, available immediately.
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130 Henry Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,500
Roomy 2 bedroom 2nd floor rental with new appliances. Apartment has been renovated and ready for showing. Apartment is located on a quiet street off Brookside Ave and just minutes to Southern State Parkway. Don't pass on this great opportunity to move in before the holidays.
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120 Fourth Street Photo Gallery 1
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6 Bedrooms
$6,500
Large, beautiful brick Colonial in the central section. Near to town, LIRR, schools & parks. NO PETS!
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700 School Drive Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,700
IMMACULATE two bedroom apartment totally renovated with New Kitchen with stainless steel appliances & Granite counter tops/ New full bath/ New flooring / New light fixtures and lots more. Great location close to public transportation and shopping center ideally located minutes away from LIRR and busses. Come see it today before its gone.
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278 Marie Court Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$3,000
Available 02/01/23 Cheerful Getaway With Garden By Lake State Park - Property Id: 1092093 This property is located 1 block away from the Lirr. Features 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath. Fenced and Garden backyard once voted most beautiful backyard in West Hempstead. Newly stain flooring throughout. New Electrial work. Central air throughout home. Large 2 car garage. Located in a wonderful neighborhood and school district. Wouldn't least long.. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/278-marie-court-west-hempstead-ny/1092093 Property Id 1092093 (RLNE7890521)
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The Hawthorne Photo Gallery 1
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$3,909
1211 sqft
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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$5,159
1885 sqft
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1 Bedroom
$3,254
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,807
1098 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,119
1382 sqft
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Apartment Rentals in Hempstead start at $1,300/month.

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