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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Stony Brook is a suburb of New York City with a population of 13,308. Stony Brook is in Suffolk County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Stony Brook offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Stony Brook there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Stony Brook and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Stony Brook are highly rated.
About Stony Brook...
Population
13,308

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$447,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,497
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%
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Stony Brook Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Stony Brook

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$131,308
National
$55,322
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Stony Brook Reviews

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Stony Brook is a clean, safe place to live focused around family and professionalism. There is a "country feel" to the area as local growers sell their good at markets. The Stony Brook Hospital has a fantastic reputation and is easily accessible. Everyone seems to know each other here; either there kids go to school together or some one use to date another's cousin. There are also a lot of restaurants and fun things to do. Nearby is the Long Island Museum and scattered farms whos ages are clear. In a short ten minute drive there is the Smith Haven Mall. This mall will meet all of your shopping needs.
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Stony Brook is a beautiful town located on the North Shore of Long Island. The area is close to all shopping and yet hidden away from the traffic. Living here feels rural until you drive a few minutes to the main road. The people are family oriented and interested in making connections with each other. The main road has a lot of traffic during the commuting hours, and the community would benefit from a traffic redesign project. Overall, a convenient and friendly place to live.
The school system is great. It does have its own problem with drugs but other than that is family friendly. It can be pretty expensive depending on where you are in the town itself. There are great restaurants in downtown Stony Brook and there is AMC Lowes movie theater which is a great thing to do on a rainy day. The state university and the Hospital allow for a lot of job opportunities to the community along with a nice choice for college. SBU was ranked in the top 50 state universities in the nation, which is something