As far as size goes, Plainview is small or medium-sized, depending on who does the measuring. Home sale prices and rental rates here outpace averages across the entire country. Don't let that news scare you off, however.
Most residents do own their homes, and the vacancy rate hovers around 2 percent, so if you have the bucks to throw down, don't delay in starting your apartment search. Allow yourself at least 6 months to find an apartment rental, and show up for tours with proof of income and references at the ready. Competition is fierce.
Here are some of the popular neighborhoods in Plainview:
Town Center: If you tour this neighborhood, you'll find a lot of medium-sized to larger properties as well as some apartment complexes.
Old Country Rd / Pasadena D: This area features a large number of homes built between 1940 and 1970 as well as some apartment buildings.
Old Country Rd / Plainview R: If you find an apartment rental or home you like, whip out the old checkbook and sign the lease right away. Other people are surely gunning for the same space. Most properties here are homes and townhomes, though, so a home rental may prove easier to find.
S Oyster Bay Rd / Jamaica Av: It offers some small apartment buildings and a lot of medium-sized homes, so there's a chance you can find an apartment here.