Stony Brook is an outstanding hamlet and census designated place (CDP) in the Town of Brookhaven of Suffolk County, on the north shore of Long Island, New York. Despite locals calling it a village, Stony Brook has never been incorporated by the State of New York. A wonderful place to live, at the time of the 2010 census, the population was approximately 13,740 residents. Stony Brook has a land mass of 5.9 total square miles with 5.8 square miles of land and 0.2 square miles of water. Although an irregular shape, Stony Brook is roughly 5 miles north to south and 1 mile east to west. The hamlet is approximately 55 miles east of Manhattan, and the Long Island Rail Road has a station in Stony Brook on the Port Jefferson Branch.
In addition to a great location, Stony Brook also boasts a rich history. Stony Brook was originally an agricultural enclave during the colonial era. It experienced growth over the years and eventually became a resort town. It has now transformed itself into one of Long Island’s major tourist towns and educational centers. Adjacent to the hamlet is Stony Brook University, a major research center within the State University of New York. Stony Brook School, a private college prep school is also part of the same university system. The university is home to the Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages as well as the Stony Brook Village Center, a commercial center styled as a traditional New England village.
Homes for sale in Stony Brook include properties of varying styles, sizes, ages and special features. Homes in Stony Brook also come in a broad price range. Condominiums, townhomes, single family homes and lots on which to build your custom home are all available in the village of Stony Brook. The average listing price for a condo in Stony Brook is about $279,950. The average listing price for a single family home in Stony Brook is around $555,300. However, some Stony Brook homes can sell for as much as $1,475,000.
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