Renters constitute about 20 percent of Sayville’s real estate so if you’re looking for an apartment to rent, you will find lots of options here. It might take some time, however, as the vacancy rate is quite low at less than four percent. Still, give yourself some time and get to know the area a little better and you’re sure to find something you like in the course of a month or two. It’s a good idea to visit to get an idea of what the town is like as well. If you’re planning to commute into New York City, which many people do, you might want to test out the drive once or twice to get a feel for how long it will take. Traffic can be pretty brutal at certain hours so make sure that doesn’t affect your decision to move! Otherwise, you’ll probably be happy to score a great apartment here. Keep in mind that the closer to the water you are, the more rental costs will be. When you go check out places, bring along the information your landlord or broker has requested – the basic stuff like credit history, references, bank statements, etc. If you’re bringing any pets, make sure they have all their shots and you bring proof of it too! The perfect rental isn’t THAT easy to find here so you’ll want to make sure you’re ready to pounce on a place once it comes up. Be sure to know exactly what you’re looking for before you start seeing apartments – that will help you narrow down your choice and save you time and trips.
Sayville is a lovely little place to live and consistently gets rated one of the top places to live in MONEY magazine's annual survey. It has a small population of friendly, liberal people and its proximity to the beach and to the beautiful Fire Island makes it a popular destination for tourists and weekenders coming from the city.