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98 Apartments for rent in Stony Brook, NY

"Sandy shore / Meeting the Northern sea / Ancient ground where newborn dreams arise / Scarlet, gray / Under azure skies / The morning of a lifetime lies in Stony Brook" Alma Mater... Read Guide >
26 College Dr
26 College Drive
Stony Brook, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$2,700
7 Arbutus Ln
7 Arbutus Lane
Stony Brook, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
4 Bedrooms
$4,250
55 Hargrove Dr
55 Hargrove Drive
Stony Brook, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
15 Knolls Dr
15 Knolls Drive
Stony Brook, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
576 E Long Beach Rd
576 East Long Beach Road
Nissequogue, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
5 Bedrooms
$5,900
63 Sunflower Ridge Rd
63 Sunflower Ridge Road
Centereach, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
4 Bedrooms
$3,800
85 Main St
85 Route 25a
Setauket-East Setauket, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:31am
4 Bedrooms
$3,950
1 Driftwood
1 Driftwood Lane
Nissequogue, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:31am
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
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Avalon Commons
313 Avalon Cir
Nesconset, NY
Updated January 19 at 12:51pm
1 Bedroom
$2,360
2 Bedrooms
$2,683
3 Bedrooms
$2,950
Recently renovated apartments in spacious complex featuring pool, sundeck, BBQ area, playground and more. Apartments have lofts, walk-in closets and state-of-the-art kitchens. Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que within walking distance.
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17 Partridge Ln
17 Partridge Lane
Setauket-East Setauket, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:31am
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
8 Sullivan Ave
8 Sullivan Avenue
Terryville, NY
Updated January 20 at 02:00pm
4 Bedrooms
$3,500
525 Michigan St
525 Michigan Street
Ronkonkoma, NY
Updated January 20 at 10:07am
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
83 Webster Ave
83 Webster Avenue
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
Updated January 20 at 08:35am
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
33 Valley Rd
33 Valley Road
Belle Terre, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
4 Bedrooms
$4,200
89 Smithtown Blvd
89 Smithtown Boulevard
Nesconset, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:31am
1 Bedroom
$1,700
268 Avenue B
268 Avenue B
Centereach, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:31am
1 Bedroom
$1,450
114 Willis Ave
114 Willis Avenue
Port Jefferson, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
12 Pine St
12 Pine Street
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
61 Joline Rd
61 Joline Road
Terryville, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
39 Comerford St
39 Comerford Street
Terryville, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
4 Bedrooms
$2,850
8 Landing Meadow Rd
8 Landing Meadow Road
Smithtown, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:31am
3 Bedrooms
$2,950
201 Northern Ave
201 Northern Blvd
St. James, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:31am
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
61 Schoolhouse Road
61 Smith Street
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
3 Welbourn Ln
3 Welbourn Lane
Coram, NY
Updated January 21 at 05:31am
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
City GuideStony Brook
"Sandy shore / Meeting the Northern sea / Ancient ground where newborn dreams arise / Scarlet, gray / Under azure skies / The morning of a lifetime lies in Stony Brook" Alma Mater for Stony Brook University, written by Dr. Peter Winkler and Winston Clark.

Stony Brook is a cozy little hamlet in the town of Brookhaven, nestled along the north shore of Long Island. Nearly 14,000 people live within the 5.9 square miles that make up Stony Brook. With its small-town New England charm coupled with a thriving cultural community, it's no wonder so many call it home. The climate is typical of north shore locations, with summertime highs in the mid-80s, and dipping down into the 20s during winter. Although certain neighborhoods are better suited to homebuyers than renters, there are plenty of home rental options, from studio apartments to three- bedroom houses for rent. Now, let's find your new place!

Moving to Stony Brook

Stony Brook's close proximity to the Big Apple makes this borough a hot commodity. This is New York, after all, and Stony Brook is in the dead center of Long Island. Sixty miles by rail gets you into New York City, so be warned: Finding a place will not be a walk in the park.

When to Rent

There is a big changeover of residents during December and April. This can either be a great time to find a recently vacated rental, or the worst time imaginable. If you'd prefer to not get your heart set on that perfect little place with a view of the harbor, only to lose it to someone else who clearly deserves it less than you, then stick to the middle months (October-November and February-March), when fewer potential tenants are looking.

What You Need

When renting an apartment in Stony Brook, be sure to bring along the fairly standard renter's portfolio: good credit, cash in the bank for a security deposit, first month's rent, recent pay stubs, and references (if they're good). Although Stony Brook has public transportation and a rail system into the city, you'll need a car in most parts of town unless you really, really love to walk, as the WalkScore is only 28.

Stony Brook Neighborhoods

There are three major 'hoods which make up most of Stony Brook: the area around Stony Brook Hospital (one of the largest on Long Island); the "town center," which is actually the northernmost part of town, by the coast; and everything else. We'll break down the differences between them.

Town Center: So named because this is where Stony Brook started in the '30s, with a quaint clapboard-sided, semi-circle row of buildings known as "the village." If you are looking for a mix of urban sophisticate / New England coastal setting, then Town Center is the place for you.

University / Hospital: While Town Center does have some smaller apartment buildings, the majority of rental homes are in this area. Demand is high for premier apartments, mostly by students, but the amenities make this a great place for people of all ages. Much of the campus is open to the public, including an indoor sports center and a crafts center where you can take classes in all sorts of artistic endeavors, and this area is host to an annual summer film festival. There are plenty of restaurants, pubs, and shops to which you can easily walk or bike as well -- Mirabelle Restaurant and Pentimento Restaurant come highly recommended.

The Rest: This is near the south end of town, and contains mostly large single-family, owner-occupied homes. Rentals here are rare.

Living in Stony Brook

When you don't feel like whipping up dinner, there's plenty of options for you when it comes to eating out. Check out Pentimento restaurant, Country House Restaurant, Green Cactus Fresh Mexican Grill, or Mirabelle Restaurant. If you're looking for green spaces, check out the West Meadow Wetlands Preserve or St. Georges Country Club.