61 Apartments for rent in Stony Brook, NY

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Last updated October 23 at 3:31AM
55 Main St
Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
Updated September 14 at 11:56PM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
24 Magnet St
Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
Updated October 11 at 4:34AM UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,200
94 Sycamore Cir
Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
Updated October 23 at 1:18AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
268 Hallock Rd
Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
Updated October 11 at 5:40PM UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,200
15 Botany Ln
Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
Updated October 2 at 3:30AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
Results within 1 miles of Stony Brook, NY
401 Gotham Ct
St. James
St. James, NY
Updated October 23 at 1:17AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
1203 Drew Dr
St. James
St. James, NY
Updated September 14 at 11:57PM UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,500
47 Sunflower Ridge
Centereach
Centereach, NY
Updated October 12 at 1:45AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,250
88 Hobson Ave
St. James
St. James, NY
Updated October 23 at 1:17AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,975
11 Crane Neck Rd
Old Field
Old Field, NY
Updated September 23 at 2:23AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$4,300
84 Forest Ave
Lake Grove
Lake Grove, NY
Updated October 23 at 1:04AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,850
21 Washington Ave
Setauket-East Setauket
Setauket-East Setauket, NY
Updated September 24 at 1:49AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
210 Elton West Ct
St. James
St. James, NY
Updated October 23 at 1:17AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
Results within 5 miles of Stony Brook, NY
The Shipyard at Port Jefferson Harbor Apartments
201 W Broadway
Port Jefferson, NY
Updated October 23 at 1:47AM UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,349
2 Bedrooms
$2,844
163 Cambridge Dr
Coram
Port Jefferson Station, NY
Updated September 14 at 11:59PM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
6 Aspen Ct
Coram
Coram, NY
Updated October 19 at 10:57AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
129 South St
Port Jefferson
Port Jefferson, NY
Updated October 13 at 9:25AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
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City Guide
Stony Brook
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.