52 Apartments for rent in Stony Brook, NY

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Last updated December 12 at 9:30am UTC
94 Sycamore Cir
Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
Updated December 12 at 9:30am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
6 Knoll Top Rd
Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
Updated December 7 at 9:39am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,350
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
18 Three Village Ln
Setauket-East Setauket
Setauket-East Setauket, NY
Updated November 8 at 9:09am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,900
4 Sunny Rd
St. James
St. James, NY
Updated December 9 at 1:44am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
214 Elton Ct
St. James
St. James, NY
Updated December 12 at 9:30am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
107 Main St
Setauket-East Setauket
Setauket-East Setauket, NY
Updated December 9 at 1:52am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,950
Results within 5 miles of Stony Brook, NY
48 Navajo Ct
Coram
Coram, NY
Updated November 28 at 3:33am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,250
15 Lulu Dr
Lake Grove
Lake Grove, NY
Updated November 28 at 7:29pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
9 Fredricksburg Ct
Coram
Coram, NY
Updated December 6 at 4:19am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
20 Seaside Dr
Belle Terre
Belle Terre, NY
Updated November 9 at 4:54pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,500
484 Gibbs Pond Rd
Lake Ronkonkoma
Nesconset, NY
Updated December 12 at 9:30am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
38 Avery Ct
Nesconset
Nesconset, NY
Updated December 8 at 9:52am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,850
63 Sunflower Ridge Rd
Centereach
Centereach, NY
Updated November 30 at 1:54am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,750
98 Old Field Rd
Old Field
Old Field, NY
Updated November 14 at 1:19am UTC
6 Bedrooms
$5,500
579 Moriches Rd
Head of the Harbor
Head of the Harbor, NY
Updated December 8 at 1:51am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,700
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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.