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Old 05-20-2018, 04:11 PM
 
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Wow. Didn’t realize Huntington was so expensive. I’m not even getting 1500 for my 1br rental in st James.
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Wow. Didnít realize Huntington was so expensive. Iím not even getting 1500 for my 1br rental in st James.

Those are brand new apartments, and not in a private home; a few are as "low" as $2,300.
Accessory apartments (when available), are pretty much between $1,500 - $1,800 for a 1-bedroom.
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Old 05-21-2018, 04:12 AM
 
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Accessory apartments (when available), are pretty much between $1,500 - $1,800 for a 1-bedroom.
Yeah...John Pius illegal fire traps maybe. Something decent in Hunt Village area over $2k.
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Old 05-21-2018, 05:48 AM
 
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I'm a single female, early 30s, no kids, professional (grad-level degree), moving to Long Island for a job at Stony Brook Hospital. My family all lives in Manhattan/Brooklyn (so being able to get into the city is important to me) and I have lived in big cities most of my adult life. I'm thinking that Huntington would be a good fit, but I've honestly been pretty shocked at the rental prices for 1-BR apartments (it's like manhattan prices!) so thinking that I should maybe expand my options. Any advice/insights on this topic would be appreciated (eg. neighborhoods, walkability, transport, parking, things to do, etc) but here's a few specific questions....

1) Huntington vs. Huntington station? Major differences?

2) Huntington village... what is traffic/parking like? (eg. living right in the village would be great for walkability, is it worth the extra cost to avoid these transport-related issues? will living 1/2 vs. 1 vs. 2 miles away make that big of a difference in my life?)

2) Other towns with good rental options?

Thank you!!
Without living in someoneís basement, rent will be $2,500 +/- for a 1 BR
$3,000 per month +/- for a 2BR
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:22 AM
 
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I'm a single female, early 30s, no kids, professional (grad-level degree), moving to Long Island for a job at Stony Brook Hospital. My family all lives in Manhattan/Brooklyn (so being able to get into the city is important to me) and I have lived in big cities most of my adult life. I'm thinking that Huntington would be a good fit, but I've honestly been pretty shocked at the rental prices for 1-BR apartments (it's like manhattan prices!) so thinking that I should maybe expand my options. Any advice/insights on this topic would be appreciated (eg. neighborhoods, walkability, transport, parking, things to do, etc) but here's a few specific questions....

1) Huntington vs. Huntington station? Major differences?

2) Huntington village... what is traffic/parking like? (eg. living right in the village would be great for walkability, is it worth the extra cost to avoid these transport-related issues? will living 1/2 vs. 1 vs. 2 miles away make that big of a difference in my life?)

2) Other towns with good rental options?

Thank you!!

Huntington is very expensive. Plus it will take close to 30 to 40 minutes from Huntington to come your SB Hospital.

I think you would be better off in St.James or Nesconset area. You can reach SB Hospital in 15 minutes. Also close to LIRR but either way you need to buy a car.
St. James or Nesconset area - parks, Smith haven mall and all the restaurants you can think of is close by.

You can also save money on the rent. :-)
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:56 PM
 
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Both Huntington and Huntington Station have parts that are good and parts that are not so nice. Huntington Village is getting very expensive for rentals with the influx of millennials.
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:20 AM
 
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Patchogue! Others have assumed you don't drive but I see you asked about parking so I'm of the mind that your "walkability" request means you'd prefer a place with some activity you don't need to get in the car to find.

Patchogue has a lot of new apartments in the downtown area and a lot of restaurants and other places to hang. It's also one of the places you can hop on a ferry to Fire Island or the LIRR to the city. Lots of people your age. Even in rush hour you should be able to make the run up Nichols Road in about a half hour.
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Huntington is very expensive. Plus it will take close to 30 to 40 minutes from Huntington to come your SB Hospital.

I think you would be better off in St.James or Nesconset area. You can reach SB Hospital in 15 minutes. Also close to LIRR but either way you need to buy a car.
St. James or Nesconset area - parks, Smith haven mall and all the restaurants you can think of is close by.

You can also save money on the rent. :-)
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Patchogue! Others have assumed you don't drive but I see you asked about parking so I'm of the mind that your "walkability" request means you'd prefer a place with some activity you don't need to get in the car to find.

Patchogue has a lot of new apartments in the downtown area and a lot of restaurants and other places to hang. It's also one of the places you can hop on a ferry to Fire Island or the LIRR to the city. Lots of people your age. Even in rush hour you should be able to make the run up Nichols Road in about a half hour.
Good suggestions.

It usually takes me (without traffic) 25 minutes to get from the Stony Brook train station to North Ocean and Montauk Hwy.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:29 PM
 
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Sayville is a nice community, and it's got a pleasant downtown. The houses are on decent size properties and the town is near the water, MacArthur Airport, Fire Island Ferry, RR station.

Babylon, N. Babylon and Deer Park are also good choices. You get better options at lower prices and a small town feel in Suffolk. Definitely stay out of Nassau County.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Sayville is a nice community, and it's got a pleasant downtown. The houses are on decent size properties and the town is near the water, MacArthur Airport, Fire Island Ferry, RR station.

Babylon, N. Babylon and Deer Park are also good choices. You get better options at lower prices and a small town feel in Suffolk. Definitely stay out of Nassau County.
I agree with Sayville.

Babylon around the LIRR to or from Stony Brook LIRR area is a pain in the arse ride. I do that several times a year as that is where the buses depart for upstate colleges. If the OP wants south shore, I would suggest they go no further west than Oakdale if they want a reasonable commute.
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