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55 apartments for rent near Stony Brook, NY

38 Glenridge Ave
Stony Brook
3 Bed
$2,950
31 Brook Dr
Stony Brook
4 Bed
$3,850
3 Heath Ct
Stony Brook
3 Bed
$2,700
Results within 1 miles of Stony Brook, NY
4 Beach Plum
Nissequogue
4 Bed
$3,500
5 Dover Hill Drive
Nesconset
4 Bed
$3,600
174 Mills Pond Rd
Head of the Harbor
1 Bed
$1,300
59 Upper Sheep Pasture Rd
Setauket-East Setauket
1 Bed
$1,700
24 Hub Rd
Setauket-East Setauket
3 Bed
$3,500
Results within 5 miles of Stony Brook, NY
Devonshire Hills
1710 Devonshire Rd
Studio
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1 Bed
$1,584
2 Bed
$2,062
Avalon Commons
313 Avalon Cir
1 Bed
$2,110
2 Bed
$2,555
3 Bed
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Lake Grove Apartments
9 Williams Blvd
1 Bed
$1,815
2 Bed
$2,335
86 Woodview Ln
Centereach
1 Bed
$1,300
16 Silver St
Selden
3 Bed
$2,200
30 Kiowa Ct
Coram
1 Bed
$1,300
79 Richmond Blvd
Ronkonkoma
2 Bed
$1,750
63 Windwatch Dr
Hauppauge
3 Bed
$3,300
55 Wyandotte St
Selden
1 Bed
$1,300
7 Jewel Dr
Holtsville
2 Bed
$1,900
675 Portion Rd
Ronkonkoma
Studio
$5,115
675 Portion Rd
Ronkonkoma
1 Bed
$6,925
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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.