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Port Jefferson Apartments
Last updated February 6 2023 at 9:37 PM

331 Apartments in Port Jefferson, New York

Port Jefferson Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 8,145
Population Density: 2,663.4 people/sq mile

What locals are saying

Port Jefferson has a long tradition as a seafaring town. Keeping that tradition alive, two recent America's Cup winners hail from Port Jefferson. In 1987 Scott Vogel won the race and in 1992 it was local favorite Wally Henry's turn.

Port Jefferson is a village in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County on the beautiful North Shore of Long Island

Port Jefferson has a long tradition as a seafaring town. Keeping that tradition alive, two recent America's Cup winners hail from Port Jefferson. In 1987 Scott Vogel won the race and in 1992 it was local favorite Wally Henry's turn.

Port Jefferson is a village in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County on the beautiful North Shore of Long Island. It's about 60 miles east of New York City and local legend has it that the famed pirate Captain Kidd paid Port Jefferson a visit on his way to bury treasure. Keep your eyes open! The port was a pretty important shipbuilding center in the mid-1800s and has now turned to tourism for its economic base. You may have guessed already that the town was named for Thomas Jefferson to honor him for his financial support in creating and upgrading the harbor. Port Jeff, as it's known, serves as a cultural and commercial center for the area.

Moving to Port Jefferson

So, you want to move to Long Island? If you are already living in New York, you'll know just what to expect when trying to rent an apartment. If not, brace yourself. New Yorkers have seen it all, and they've got it all covered. Be prepared!

Especially if you are renting from an apartment complex, but often even if you are renting privately, you will have to fill out an application and will be charged a fee for this privilege! It can be as much as a couple of hundred dollars so don't go around filling out apps unless you mean it! If you are accepted, the fee will be used to offset your first month's rent though.

In addition, there will likely be a credit check and associated fee. This one is usually non-refundable though. Of course there will be a security deposit that is generally one month of rent if you have excellent credit and financial history, otherwise it might be even more! There's no rent control out here so you will often see a yearly increase written right into the leasing documents.

And one more sort of unique thing for complexes in the area. Many don't allow dogs but will allow cats. You'll pay at least an extra twenty dollars a month to have a cat and an additional security deposit for a pet-friendly apartment. Wow! This sure is adding up!

Neighborhoods of Port Jefferson

There are about three square miles of land in Port Jefferson and less than 8,000 people. At one point, the town became a whaling center so there are also many historic homes with apartment rentals that once belonged to whaling captains. Here is the general lay of the land.

The Village: This is the main port area of Port Jeff and the place to look for a unique apartment or condos for rent in an old historic mansion. You'll have easy access to shops and restaurants and to the ferry over to Connecticut and you will be right near Harborfront Park, where all the action happens!

Eastern Port Jefferson: Once you get outside of the village center and the port, and head east, you come to some of the most beautiful land on Long Island. You'll mostly find homes for rent out here, or apartment homes. It will take a little longer to get out to Route 112 or the Nesconset Highway but this might be what you prefer! There is one newer complex here and the famous Lombardi's On The Sound for family-style Italian dining.

Upper Port Jefferson: Once you move away from the water you get into what is known as Upper Port Jeff. This area borders up to the neighboring town of Port Jefferson Station, where you can pick up the Long Island Rail Road into the city or get on the Nesconset Highway. There are a couple of Asian options for dining in this area with Hana Japanese restaurant and Little Hong Kong for Chinese food.

Apartments in Port Jefferson

Fairfield At Port Jefferson: This complex offers a great deal for the area. It is not all bills paid, but some are, including gas heat and hot water. This could save a bundle come winter.

Maple Crest Garden Apartments: This complex offers one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments in a beautifully landscaped atmosphere. You're only five minutes from the train too, so commuting is a breeze.

Living in Port Jefferson

You really are in the heart of it all in Port Jefferson. Here are just a few of the many, many things to know about the area.

Transportation

The port is an active port with private watercraft and is the terminus of the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Ferry. This is one of only two commercial ferry services to the mainland of New England in Connecticut. In addition to ferries, you can catch the Long Island Railroad just down the road in Port Jefferson Station. There are also plenty of buses provided by the Suffolk County Transit Bus system.

If there is one negative things to say about living in Port Jeff, it's access to a major airport. There is a smaller airport in Islip, about 20 miles away, but to get anywhere faster you will need to go to JFK or LaGuardia, both about 50 miles away. This might not seem like much but you always have to factor in traffic when heading into the city, and this can be brutal. You could also take the ferry over to Bridgeport and leave out of New Haven or even Hartford.

Entertainment

The city has done lots of upgrading and restoring in recent years to take over the waterfront from the old shipbuilding factories and give the public more access to much of the waterfront area. There are a couple of standouts, like the Chandler Square area that is lined with shops and serves as a waterfront promenade. The Danfords Hotel is a local landmark that has a commercial marina for those who want to tie up and spend the day in town. This is a great place for a walk on the pier after dinner.

Another centerpiece of the port is Harborfront Park. This public park has picnic areas and, in the winter, has a rink for ice skating. Also at the waterfront is the Summertime Farmer's Market with all kinds of baked goods, local produce and of course, seafood! In summer there are movies held in the park.

There is always something going on at the Port Jefferson Village Center. This public space holds all kinds of events and recreation such as concerts and exhibits. The building has great character because it is preserved shipyard building.

The annual Charles Dickens Festival is held each December and offers tons of free events and attractions. Costumed Dickens characters roam the streets and the town takes on a decidedly Victorian flair during the festival.

Whew! That's just the start of things to do in Port Jefferson. It's nice that New York City is so close, but on the other hand, who needs it? If your apartment search takes you to Port Jeff, it's probably the last stop!

Port Jefferson Crime


Overall Crime

Low
Overall crime in Port Jefferson is low in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Low
The level of violent crime in Port Jefferson is low compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Low
The level of property crime in Port Jefferson is low compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Port Jefferson


Elementary Schools

5 /10
Port Jefferson Elementary School
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PK-6
485 Students
7 Reviews
485
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Middle Schools

7 /10
Port Jefferson Middle School
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6-8
Public
6-8
247 Students
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247
Students
5 Reviews

High Schools

8 /10
Earl L Vandermeulen High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
383 Students
6 Reviews
383
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The Shipyard at Port Jefferson Harbor Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 31
2 Bedrooms
$4,666
1226 sqft
Modern homes in a maritime-inspired community. Homes feature walk-in closets and stainless steel appliances. Enjoy use of the on-site activity room, fitness center, and roof deck. Near Harborfront Park and Port Jefferson Marina.
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109 E Broadway Photo Gallery 1
1 of 36
3 Bedrooms
$4,550
Classic Circa Home in the heart of Port Jefferson Village offers some of the most spectacular views of Port Jefferson Harbor and Long Island Sound.. This home has been beautifully renovated with updates to gas heating, central air conditioning, kitchen and baths while maintaining original charm. Spacious Kitchen-Great Room opens to deck and large level back yard with panoramic views of the Harbor and all of its activity. Inviting front porch welcomes you in to Formal Living with gas fireplace and Formal Dining Room that retain the classic floor plan and feel. This spacious 3/4 Bedroom 2 Bath home has a walk up attic and full basement offering beyond ample storage and options. Village amenities No Pets No Smoking 6mo or 18 mo lease ok
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202 Main Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 13
1 Bedroom
$2,100
600 sqft
Mint 1 bedroom great location heart of village close to all transportation hospitals stores library ,ferry stonybrook university, laundry facilities on premises, gym. computer room village parking, tennis court, and beach rights, no pets, Creidit check.''
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1103 Main Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
Close To Village Harbor. This Rental Is One Side Of A Duplex. Gas Stove, Oil Heat And Hardwood Floors. Lots Of Extra Space. There Is A 3rd Small Bedroom/Office. Large Finished Attic Space - Not Heated, Not A Bedroom (Daytime Use Only) Basement Has Washer/Dryer And Storage Space. Use Of One Side Of 2 Car Detached Garage Included. Landlord Requires Renters Insurance.
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291 Old Town Road Photo Gallery 1
1 of 16
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$3,995
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106 Glenwood Lane Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$3,200
Full Home Rental, Wonderful Tri-Level Split Level Ranch W/ 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths on Upper Level. Lower Level Oversized Den W/ Gorgeous Custom Moldings, Sliders to Rear Patio. Mid-Level is Open-Concept Formal Dining Room W/ Convenient Sliders to Deck, & Living Room W/ Lovely Picture Window. Gleaming Wood Floors Throughout, Basement W/ Laundry & TONS Of Storage, and More!! Entertainer's Dream Backyard- Large Wood Deck W/ Plenty of Room For Seating, Large Patio, and Grand, Spacious Yard. Incredible Location In Three Village School District! Just Minutes From Enchanting Port Jefferson Village, The Ferry, Several Beaches, and a Pet Beach- One of The Very Few on Long Island!!! Surrounded By Numerous Options of Shops, Fine Dining, Entertainment, & Parks. Don't Miss Out on This Excellent Location!!!! Use Of Pool Not Permitted. Service Animals With Proper Documentation Allowed, 1 SMALL PET 30lbs or Less Allowed, & Window A/C Units Allowed. No Smoking.
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10 Lower Devon Road Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$4,900
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This beautiful home is Nestled in the beautiful Inc. Village of Belle Terre. Totally, All Modern Renovated, on a private 1,21 acre. Open Floor Plan. Three levels of living space. A detached 4 car garage, with 850 sq ft open storage space above. Magnificent Natural lighting. Walk to private Beach. Port Jefferson Schools
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11 Cherry Lane Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,200
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Beautiful, newly updated legal 1BR accessory apartment. 1 spacious bedroom, 1 bathroom, living room, Eat-in kitchen. Located on a tranquil Cul-De-Sac. Private entrance, driveway parking. Use of side yard. Free WiFi, Landlord pays for heat & hot water. Tenant responsible for their own electric bill (separate meter). A/C Window unit provided by Landlord. No Washer/Dryer. No Pets, No Smoking in/on property. Renters Insurance recommended. Close to Port Jeff Village, local small shops, restaurants, shopping, coffee shops, farmer's market, beaches, parks and trails, Close to LIRR and other transportation. All Prospective Tenants must use NTN application to apply. $20 fee to be paid by each applicant.
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11 Harborview Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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$4,500
2250 sqft
BRAND NEW HOME COMING SOON FOR RENT! HOME OFFERS 4 BEDROOMS 2.5 BATHS, DEN W/COZY FIREPLACE OPEN TO EAT IN KITCHEN WITH WHITE CABINETRY, ISLAND W/GRANITE COUNTERS, STAINLESS APPLIANCES, CENTRAL AIR, PRIMARY BEDROOM W/TRAY CEILING, 2 WALK IN CLOSETS, & ENSUITE BATHROOM, 1ST FLOOR LAUNDRY, LARGE BACK TREX DECK OFF SLIDERS, FULL BASEMENT WITH FINISHED LARGE RECREATION ROOM, & 2 CAR GARAGE. UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND ESTIMATED TO BE COMPLETED APPROX APRIL 2023
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39 George Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,000
Quite Safe neighborhood - Property Id: 1103732 George Street is near too a Gym, Port Jeffery Station, Supermarket. Private entrance. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/39-george-street-port-jefferson-ny/1103732 Property Id 1103732 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7911505)
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9 Woodchuck Lane Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$4,000
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Amazing 4 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom house in Setauket East Setauket. Amenities included: central heat, dishwasher, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliance, updated kitchen, updated bathroom, storage, washer dryer, yard, and shed. Utilities included: water. Is pet friendly. 5 minutes drive to Stony Brook/St. Charles/Mather Hospital. Prestigious 3 Village School District. Date Available: Feb 5th 2023. $4,000/month rent. $4,000 security deposit required. One month rent as commission. Please submit the form on this page or contact Hana at 631-338-5133 to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software.
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1 David Lane Photo Gallery 1
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22 Beaver Ln Photo Gallery 1
1 of 33
3 Bedrooms
$3,595
1675 sqft
Freshly painted 3 bed/2bath single family home. Renovated Kitchen with new appliances, new flooring throughout, & heated garage. Three village schools. Close to SUNY SBU, Route 347, shopping and Parks. Handicapped accessible. Close to Port Jefferson Train station, Ferry & Mather Hospital. Medical professionals and students welcome. Owner pays for water, all other utilities & lawn maintenance paid by tenants. No smoking. Lease terms for one year.
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9 English Ivy Lane Photo Gallery 1
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6 Bedrooms
$6,500
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THIS IS A AMAZING HOME LARGE OVERSIZED PROPERTY ON AN AMAZING BLOCK. LARGE BACKYARD WITH GUNITE POOL WITH OVERSIZED HOT TUB AND ROOL OF POOL COVER. HOME OFFERS LARGE FINISHED BSMT 3 CAR GARAGE. HOME OFFERS SOLAR, GAS HEATING, CAC 4.5 BTHS, AND A WHOLE HOUSE GENERATOR.
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138 Sterling Street Photo Gallery 1
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188 Sycamore Circle Photo Gallery 1
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37 Mount Sinai Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,500
576 sqft
Welcome home to your brand new, private 1 bedroom apartment. Enjoy all the benefits of owning a home with none of the responsibilities! This sleek and elegant space, located in the highly sought after hamlet of Mount Sinai has brand new stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, walk-in closet, and brand new on-site laundry machines. Relax in your Living room while staring at a beautiful landscape through the largest window an apartment could offer. Or draw the shades and watch TV on your wall hung tv utilizing our pre hung wall mounts with in-wall wiring. Drive an electric car? This apartment offers a car charger ready for your vehicle. For a small additional monthly charge, just drive right up and plug in. Central air conditioning and heat included! You don't want to miss this one. Call now to schedule an appointment.
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200 Chestnut Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,900
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Apartment Rentals in Port Jefferson start at $2,100/month.

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