84 Apartments for rent in Stony Brook, NY

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Starting at $3,450
Updated 7 days ago
4 Meadow Dr
4 Meadow Dr
Stony Brook, NY
4 Bedrooms
$3,450
Starting at $3,800
Updated 8 days ago
62 Quaker Path
62 Quaker Path
Stony Brook, NY
4 Bedrooms
$3,800
Starting at $2,700
Updated 12 days ago
245 Hallock Rd
245 Hallock Rd
Stony Brook, NY
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
Starting at $3,700
Updated 24 days ago
1466 Stony Brook Rd
1466 Stony Brook Rd
Stony Brook, NY
4 Bedrooms
$3,700
Starting at $3,200
Updated 2 months ago
39 Shelbourne
39 Shelbourne
Stony Brook, NY
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
Starting at $2,900
Updated 2 months ago
24 Sheppard Ln
24 Sheppard Ln
Stony Brook, NY
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
Starting at $5,000
Updated 1 day ago
11 Crane Neck Rd
11 Crane Neck Rd
Old Field, NY
4 Bedrooms
$5,000
Starting at $2,950
Updated 9 days ago
9 Gaynor Road
9 Gaynor Road
Centereach, NY
4 Bedrooms
$2,950
Starting at $4,000
Updated 23 days ago
1 Cornwallis Rd
1 Cornwallis Rd
Setauket-East Setauket, NY
5 Bedrooms
$4,000
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Starting at $1,780
Updated 2 hrs ago
Lake Grove Apartments
9 Williams Blvd
Lake Grove, NY
1 Bedroom
$1,780
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
Easy access to Long Island Rail Road and Jericho turnpike. 1-2 bedroom apartments with ceramic baths and fully stocked kitchens. Friendly community with meeting places at the clubhouse and garden.
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Starting at $2,340
Updated 3 hrs ago
Avalon Commons
313 Avalon Cir
Nesconset, NY
1 Bedroom
$2,340
2 Bedrooms
$2,945
3 Bedrooms
$2,995
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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Starting at $2,501
Updated 1 hr ago
The Shipyard at Port Jefferson Harbor Apartments
201 W Broadway
Port Jefferson, NY
1 Bedroom
$2,501
2 Bedrooms
$3,263
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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Starting at $2,500
Updated 1 hr ago
45 Pinnacle Dr
45 Pinnacle Dr
Port Jefferson Station, NY
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
Starting at $4,000
Updated 1 hr ago
7A Sandpiper Ln
7A Sandpiper Ln
Coram, NY
5 Bedrooms
$4,000
Starting at $2,700
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7 Doolings Path
7 Doolings Path
Setauket-East Setauket, NY
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
Starting at $2,300
Updated 1 hr ago
108 Vineyard Pl
108 Vineyard Pl
Port Jefferson Station, NY
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
Starting at $2,150
Updated 1 hr ago
411 Myrtle
411 Myrtle
Port Jefferson, NY
1 Bedroom
$2,150
Starting at $2,900
Updated 1 hr ago
42 Chestnut Ave
42 Chestnut Ave
Poquott, NY
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
Starting at $3,500
Updated 1 hr ago
440 River Rd
440 River Rd
Nissequogue, NY
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
Starting at $4,200
Updated 12 hrs ago
14 S Lot Rd
14 S Lot Rd
Smithtown, NY
3 Bedrooms
$4,200
Starting at $3,800
Updated 12 hrs ago
27 Peconic St
27 Peconic St
Selden, NY
5 Bedrooms
$3,800
Starting at $3,500
Updated 2 days ago
135 Barnum Ave
135 Barnum Ave
Port Jefferson Station, NY
4 Bedrooms
$3,500
Starting at $2,800
Updated 2 days ago
63 N Washington Ave
63 N Washington Ave
Centereach, NY
4 Bedrooms
$2,800
Starting at $1,850
Updated 2 days ago
458 Richmond Blvd
458 Richmond Blvd
Ronkonkoma, NY
2 Bedrooms
$1,850

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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.

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