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Rockville Centre Apartments
Last updated January 31 2023 at 9:25 AM

406 Apartments in Rockville Centre, New York

Rockville Centre Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 24,550
Population Density: 7,551.2 people/sq mile

What locals are saying

"Almost every house in this village has been redone or close to it. It's beautiful, and the downtown is much more vibrant than when I was a kid." (Francis Murray, Mayor of Rockville Centre)

Although Rockville Centre is officially an incorporated village, "centre" is a fitting description as this community doesn't quite fit the Long Island definition of a town, city or village: it's more a combination of the three. It's a small, unique community in the town of Hempstead, with a population of about 24,568 people. Rockville Centre is only one of three communities in Long Island that is self-sufficient enough to provide its own electricity. As a result, the village was the only one that still had lights burning after superstorm Sandy struck. The village is ranked as one of the safest areas in New York, and residents report that police and emergency services are usually on the scene within minutes. The weather is typical for Long Island, with hot summers and cold winters, so look for both heating and cooling installations during your search for rental housing. The fact that Rockville Centre is such a charming place and close to all the main New York attractions really adds to its appeal.

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"Almost every house in this village has been redone or close to it. It's beautiful, and the downtown is much more vibrant than when I was a kid." (Francis Murray, Mayor of Rockville Centre)

Although Rockville Centre is officially an incorporated village, "centre" is a fitting description as this community doesn't quite fit the Long Island definition of a town, city or village: it's more a combination of the three. It's a small, unique community in the town of Hempstead, with a population of about 24,568 people. Rockville Centre is only one of three communities in Long Island that is self-sufficient enough to provide its own electricity. As a result, the village was the only one that still had lights burning after superstorm Sandy struck. The village is ranked as one of the safest areas in New York, and residents report that police and emergency services are usually on the scene within minutes. The weather is typical for Long Island, with hot summers and cold winters, so look for both heating and cooling installations during your search for rental housing. The fact that Rockville Centre is such a charming place and close to all the main New York attractions really adds to its appeal.

Renting in Rockville

Availability

If you have set your eyes on Rockville Centre, you have to be prepared to act quickly. Places to rent here go like sweet cakes, especially the smaller one-bedroom apartments and studio apartments for rent, as they tend to be more affordable. Rental properties in Rockville are not cheap, and although there are plenty of apartment complexes, only 25% of all properties in the village are renter occupied (while only a minuscule 1.14% are available for rent most of the time). The "out with the old, and in with the new" transition usually happens very quickly, and you need to be there to catch it in time.

Costs

As mentioned, house rent is very expensive in the village. Even New Yorkers will need to take a deep breath before looking at the rates, as the rent in Rockville Centre is almost 10% percent more expensive than in the rest of New York. Out-of-towners might want to sit down and take a gulp of whiskey (or extra strong coffee) to soften the blow, as Rockville Centre's rent is 47% greater than the average in America. The cost of living in Rockville is also quite steep, standing 26% higher than the average for New York.

Winning the Battle

Getting into an apartment complex in Rockville Centre really comes down to a battle of wits. Your ultimate goal is to convince your landlord that you are the best candidate out of the long list of other puppy-eyed tenants waiting for a "yes." Ensure that you've prepared glowing references from previous landlords and proof of sufficient income, and check that your credit record is impeccable. Have a check ready for the security deposit along with the first month's rent. Be cordial, dress like a person of very sober habits and omit any foul phrases from your vocabulary.

Rockville Centre Neighborhoods

Check out the following neighborhoods in Rockville Centre before deciding where to put down roots.

Canterbury: This is a beautiful upscale area with stately Tudor and colonial-style houses, each situated on a large plot.

New Canterbury: Situated on the northern side of the village, this area has a lot of newer, colonial-style houses. Many of them have brick construction.

Harvard: This is the western part of Rockville Centre with slightly smaller, mostly colonial-style homes. Harvard is an easy walk away from the downtown area.

Bryn Mawr: This area also has some beautiful Tudor-style houses, although they are a bit smaller than you would find in Canterbury. It's situated east of Harvard and south of Demott street. Most of the homes here have beautiful front gardens.

South Side: Situated just below the downtown area, the south side of Rockville Centre is a bit separated from the rest of the village, but it also features some stunning properties and estate-size houses.

Life in Rockville Centre

People

Happy people are friendly people, and the people from Rockville Centre are very happy with where they live. It's a very involved community with plenty of events, including charity concerts, musical performances and theater plays organized by local groups throughout the year.

Transport

Although many people in Rockville Centre have their own cars, commuting to Manhattan is much quicker by train. The LIRR station is situated in the middle of the village. The train takes about 35 minutes to get to New York City, while you'll sit in traffic between an hour to an hour and a half in a car. There is also a well developed bus system with stops throughout the village.

Recreation

Rockville Centre is a nature lover's dream and very good at convincing you that you're not really living in the city. With seven parks spanning a total of over 140 acres, there are plenty of green spaces to relax, picnic, jog or play. Even closer is Hempstead Lake State Park, which is situated just west of the village. Those who want to enjoy a day on the beach only have to take a 15-minute drive to get to Oceanside or Jones Beach.

Nightlife

There is always something happening in town, and the village has a vibrant nightlife. You can go watch the latest movies at the six-screen Fantasy 5 Loews movie theater or have a delicious dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants. There is something for every taste, such as Mama Lee's with its delicious Taiwanese food, George Martin the Original (a true American bistro serving dishes ranging from steak to seafood) and Gino's Pizzeria for those in the mood for a traditional-style pizza

If you can afford to live in Rockville Centre, this is the place to be on Long Island. You will enjoy all the benefits of city life but still experience peace and tranquility. May your search for your dream house or apartment be fruitful.

Rockville Centre Crime


Overall Crime

Low
Overall crime in Rockville Centre is low in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

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

Property Crime

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

Top Schools in Rockville Centre


Elementary Schools

8 /10
Hewitt School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
454 Students
2 Reviews
454
Students
2 Reviews
7 /10
Watson School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
288 Students
5 Reviews
288
Students
5 Reviews
5 /10
Wilson School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
419 Students
4 Reviews
419
Students
4 Reviews

Middle Schools

5 /10
South Side Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
862 Students
7 Reviews
862
Students
7 Reviews

High Schools

7 /10
South Side High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,090 Students
8 Reviews
1,090
Students
8 Reviews
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Avalon Rockville Centre Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,619
493 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,040
872 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,365
1139 sqft
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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467 Hempstead Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 5
5 Bedrooms
$6,750
3000 sqft
Large home in an spacious lot in the heart of Old Canterbury section of Rockville Centre.
39 N Long Beach Road Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
2 Bedrooms
$2,650
800 sqft
Location Location Location! Welcome to the first floor of 39 N Long Beach Rd. Located between Sunrise Highway & Merrick Road you are close to LIRR, bus, shops, & elementary school. There are 2 parking spots in the driveway and although there is no street parking overnight you can park just 2 blocks away in Oceanside. Enter into a foyer which is shared by the second & first floor apartments. Hardwood floors throughout. Large living room, formal dining room, 2 bedrooms, full bath & eat in kitchen. there is also a front porch & use of yard. no use of basement and there is no laundry no pets no smoking allowed. All info deemed reliable but must be verified by tenant and or agent. No basement access allowed this is for the first floor only. Tenant pays gas, electric & water. Available November 1.
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471 Merrick Road Photo Gallery 1
1 of 7
1 Bedroom
$2,300
900 sqft
Renovated One Bedroom Large Living/ Dining Eat in Kitchen with all stainless steel appliances Hard wood Floors and Tile Private Entrance Available for February 15th, 2023 Call Deborah to set an appointment to view
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Average rent in Rockville Centre, New York

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Rockville Centre is $3,367, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,774. Rent rates updated 5 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
148 N Park Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
Updated Three Bedroom Apartment In Heart Of Rockville Center On Park Ave. Large Living Room, Updated Stainless Steel Appliances, 2 Full Updated Bathrooms, Hard-Wood Floors, Large Storage Room, CAC. Rooftop/Outdoor Space, No Pets. On Site Municipal Parking W/ Permit Required, Close To LIRR & Shopping, Restaurants, Bars And Night Life. *The House Is Located On the Quieter Side Of Park Ave.(Train Side) But Still Very Close To It All.
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44 Hillside Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
Unique Two bedroom ,One bath Apartment in a Vintage Home in the Village of Rockville Centre. Stained glass windows Lines the Staircase leading to the apartment. The Living Room and Primary Bedroom are spacious with an additional bedroom that could be used as an office or Study. A renovated bath with a tub/shower combo and a Galley Kitchen complete the 2nd floor. In the rear of the apartment is a covered porch to enjoy your morning coffee or have a meal.. As an added bonus there is a finished attic. No pets and No smoking. Parking is available at the Village lot around the corner. Close to town and shops.
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37 Prospect Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
1 Bedroom
$1,900
Beautiful 2nd Floor 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apartment W/Off-Street Parking in the Heart of East Rockaway. Rental Features: Living Room W/Hardwood Floors & Walkin Closet, Eat-in-Kitchen, Full Tub Bath & Bedroom W/Walkin Closet. Shared Basement with Washer/Dryer & Room for Storage. Rental Comes with 1 Parking Spot in Private Driveway & Shared Use of Backyard. Tenant Pays For Heat, Cooking Gas & Electric. Landlord Pays for Lawn Maintenance, Sewer, Water & Snow Removal. Apartment is Close to LIRR, Atlantic Avenue Shops, Restaurants & Minutes to Sunrise Highway, Belt Parkway, Southern State Parkway & JFK.
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4 Morton Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY to rent a 3 bedroom apartment in a Victorian home in East Rockaway! Gourmet kitchen, Lovely , sun flooded living room, gleaming hardwood floors, use of laundry, basement storage, use of yard, parking for 1 car in shared driveway, shared front porch., close to LIRR, restaurants and fun!!!! This is a "JUST RIGHT!" rental! East Rockaway SD
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252 Eagle Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
3 Bedrooms
$4,200
2108 Grand Aveneu Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
1 Bedroom
$1,900
newly renovated 1 bedroom apartment on second floor in 2 story house above professional office. Large kitchen with granite appliances. plenty of closet space throughout apartment. 1 parking spot comes with the apartment in rear of building. Gray laminate flooring throughout, 1 1/2 blocks to Long Island Rail Road Baldwin Station on Sunrise highway.
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38 Waterview Place Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
672 sqft
Freshly painted and renovated 1st-floor unit in Legal 2-Family house features 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom and offers high-ceilings with a very convenient location in the Incorporated Village of Lynbrook.
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22 Wyoming Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
3 Bedrooms
$3,600
Amazingly Gorgeous And Spacious first Floor apartment completely Renovated. This Charming boasts 3 Oversized bedrooms ,1 Full bath ,fabulous Formal Dining Room, very Spacious Living Room accessible to a beautiful Fenced YARD, Large New Eat in the Kitchen, Full finished basement with 1/2 bath ,living area,1 room, Washer & Dryer ,attached Garage, Long Driveway for multiple Cars, Large yard, TENANTS PAYS JUST ELECTRIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GOOD CREDIT REQUIRED by the Landlord.
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220 Hoke Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 36
3 Bedrooms
$3,700
1606 sqft
Spacious 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom Colonial with Full Basement and 2 Car detached garage on oversized 80x100 property with a large side yard and a rear deck. Features include large living room with fireplace, Banquet size formal dining room, 10 years old renovated eat in kitchen with white shaker cabinets, granite counter tops & a dinette. French doors lead to a beautiful sun lit closed porch, hardwood floors, summer shower. Washer & Dryer & so much more. Close to to all, shopping, dinning, parks, schools, Bus and Long Island Rail Road.
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210 Atlantic Ave Photo Gallery 1
1 of 13
Studio
$2,400
1100 sqft
Renovated Large One Bedroom! approximately 1100 square feet! Open Huge Living Room and Dining Room Hard wood flooring Kitchen with wood cabinetry and all stainless steel appliances (will be updated) including built in microwave Tiled flooring Many closets and Large Walk Ins throughout Bright! Available for February 1, 2023 (There is a one month's broker fee equivalent to one month's rent) Call Deborah at Hugawall Realty to set an appointment to view
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6 Davison Plaza  #upper Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
1 Bedroom
$2,000
Like Brand new Gut renovated MInt upper 2nd floor rental perfect for commuters!! Steps to LIRR, Hardwood floors, Granite counters, Hardwood floors. Finished loft! Heat is included. Shared laundry with the other unit. Small Pets at the Landlords discretion. Ample Street parking. Front unit.
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123 Hempstead Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
2 Bedrooms
$3,100
Legal 2 Family in Mint Condition with Award Winning Lynbrook Schools. Old World Charm. Apt on 1st Floor. 2 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms. Bedrooms Nice Sized with Bathrooms in Each Bedroom. Living Room Good Size Too! Beautiful Hardwood Floors Throughout. Updated Kitchen. Central Air. 2 Car Parking in Driveway Shared with 2nd Floor Tenants. Unfinished Basement with Washer/Dryer & Good Storage. Brand New Decking for the Front Porch. This is a 1st Floor Rental Only Not Whole House. This Mint Condition Apartment is a Must See!
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22 2nd Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
Mint condition 2 bedroom apartment with use of part of basement for storage, shared driveway and shared yard.
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76 Shipherd Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 5
1 Bedroom
$1,800
600 sqft
One bedroom apartment on second floor in suburban multifamily house. Home is located near parks, restaurants , shopping areas and public transportation. Move In available immediately. Credit Score must be 700+ and Income must be minimum 35x the monthly rent.
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141 Marina Pointe Drive Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
2 Bedrooms
$4,000
1670 sqft
Stunning One-Of-A-Kind Condo In Prime E. Rockaway! Spacious Open Layout Duplex Unit w/ 2 Large Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms & 1 Half Bathroom. Plenty Of Luxury Finishes Throughout, Lovely Decor And High Ceilings. This 2019 Built Unit Boasts A Formal Dining Room, Modern Kitchen w/ An Island & Quartz Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances, A Washer/Dryer In Unit, A Private Balcony & Private Parking. Just minutes From Shopping, Parks, Beach And Convenient Access To The East Rockaway LIRR Train Station w/ A Commute To Manhattan In Less Than 50 Minutes! Do Not Hesitate To Make This Unit Yours!
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836 Kings Parkway Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
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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315 Atlantic Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 3
1 Bedroom
$1,750
PHOTOS COMING SOON... Spacious First Floor, STUDIO Apartment, Newly Renovated, Eat-In-Kitchen, Living Room-Bedroom Combo, Full Bath. Plenty closet space, Wall-to-Wall Carpet, Heat and Water included. Tenant pays only Gas for cooking and Electricity. One car Parking Space Available. Close to All, Shopping, Dining, Parks, Schools, Bus and To LIRR (40 Min Commute into Manhattan).
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632 Marina Pointe Drive Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
2 Bedrooms
$3,800
1189 sqft
Diamond Condo on top floor with a terrace and 1 car parking. Gorgeous 1 level unit featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, Living & Dining areas...WASHER/DRYER in unit. Hardwood floors...walk in closet AND a Dynamite Eat in kitchen w/ Quartz & SS appliances....Must see to appreciate. Steps to LIRR, shopping, Restaurants, all Transportation....
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390 Atlantic Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 9
2 Bedrooms
$2,850
750 sqft
Great upper level 2 bedroom apartment with pull down steps to attic for storage. Fabulous, Custom and Huge Eat in Kitchen. Full bath with tub. Good size Bedrooms & Living Room. Great closet space. Close to ALL..... LIRR, BUS, Shopping, Library, Schools & Restaurants. 1 Car parking in lot. WILL NOT LAST!!!
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57 N Rockaway Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
769 sqft
Home is Well Maintained. Apartment has Separate Foyer Entrance, Large Living Room with Dining Area, Kitchen, Full Bath, and Two Bedrooms. Tenants have Use of Shared Private Driveway and Paved Backyard Patio.
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How much is rent in Rockville Centre?

In Rockville Centre, the average rent is $2,850 for a studio, $3,367 for a 1-bedroom, $3,774 for a 2-bedroom, and $5,808 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Rockville Centre, check out our monthly Rockville Centre Rent Report.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Rockville Centre?

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How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?

While some Rockville Centre 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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The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Rockville Centre.

How can I find off-campus housing in Rockville Centre?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Rockville Centre. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include CUNY LaGuardia Community College, Hofstra University, Adelphi University, Molloy College, and Farmingdale State College.

Average rent in Rockville Centre, New York

City Guide
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Rockville Centre is $3,367, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,774. Rent rates updated 5 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List