Stony Brook

A popular village for people in New York who want a reprieve from city life to settle down

Welcome to Stony Brook

Home to Stony Brook University, this small town offers residents a rural feel in one of the most populated states in the US
Stony Brook is located on the north shore of Long Island and is a popular village for people in New York who want a reprieve from city life to settle down. There's no need to worry about getting bored in Stony Brook, though; the village is full of restaurants, shops, and events for people to attend year-round. It may be small, but there's no shortage of things to do and places to see.

What to Love

  • North shore of Long Island
  • Close to Stony Brook University
  • Close to a hospital
  • Peaceful

Local Lifestyle

As said above, Stony Brook is a very peaceful village. Residents love participating in the village lifestyle and going to small shops around town. There's always a good place to eat and somewhere to view the scenery of Stony Brook and its surrounding area. Plus, it's relatively close to New York City, so you can visit the big city whenever you feel like it without being dragged into city life daily. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

No matter what your favorite kind of food is, Stony Brook has something for you. Mirabelle is situated inside the historic Three Village Inn, taking advantage of the rich history of the village. It's a French restaurant serving American comfort food, so take your pick! You can't go wrong with trying any dish served there. Comfort food is never a bad idea, so if you're looking for another restaurant serving fantastic bites, visit Sweet Mama's. They've got chicken and waffles, cinnamon apple pancakes, delicious pies, and even ice cream! 
Craving a New American dish? Country House has you covered. Like Mirabelle, this restaurant sits in a historic building dating back to the 1700s. They change their decor every season, so there's always something new to see.
O Sole Mio is an Italian restaurant located inside a strip mall. It's family-owned and operated, so you'll support a great small business. You can even host a party and order food in advance at this restaurant. If you plan on visiting the restaurant, it may be a good idea to make reservations anyway, as O Sole Mio is very popular among locals.
If you're into Japanese food, Kumo is the restaurant for you. They serve all kinds of Japanese cuisine, including sushi and hibachi entrees. They also have a neon bar and happy hour for cocktails and other mixed drinks. 

Things to Do

When you're in Stony Brook, visiting the Avalon Nature Preserve is a must. There are five diverse habitats and many beautiful plants to see, as well as many animals that you may not see anywhere else. Let's not forget all the walking/hiking trails, either!
Water sports are a lot of fun to try out, and that's why Stony Brook Harbor Kayak and Waterboard Rentals is a great place to go. You can rent several types of water sports equipment for any water sport you wish to try. 
Want to see more of Stony Brook's history? Check out the Long Island Museum! You can visit several exhibits to see just what happened in Long Island in the past. Learn more about the history of your village when you take a trip to the museum.
If you’re looking for some thrills, head over to Tiki Action Park. You can't go wrong visiting an amusement park.

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Overview for Stony Brook, NY

19,922 people live in Stony Brook, where the median age is 45.6 and the average individual income is $38,854.1. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45.6 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook has 4,514 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Stony Brook do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,922 people call Stony Brook home. The population density is 2,749.63 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Median Age

52.07 / 47.93%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Schools in Stony Brook, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Stony Brook. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Robert Cushman Murphy Junior High School
7th - 9th
The Stony Brook School
7th - 12th
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William Sidney Mount Elementary School
K - 6th
North Shore Montessori School
PreK - K
No rating available

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