How to Find an Apartment on Long Island, New York

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Whether you’re looking for a summer rental where you can stay a few weeks or months or you need a long-term home on Long Island, there are many ways to find an apartment.

Start with these online resources that list places for rent in Nassau and Suffolk counties, the two counties that comprise Long Island. The spring and early summer are excellent times to look for both short-term and long-term rentals. Have a good idea of what you want and can afford, and your search will go faster.

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Apartment Rentals Long Island

Apartment Rentals Long Island is a proprietary no-fee agency for the company's owner-operated apartment buildings in Port Washington, Nassau County: Wildwood Gardens and Soundview Gardens. Rentals also include units in the Stonehenge Apartments in the town of St. James, Suffolk County; these are five minutes from Stony Brook University and a half-mile from the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) station.

Note: Cats are permitted in the apartments, but dogs are not allowed.

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West 130 Apartments lists the one-, two- and three-bedroom eco-friendly apartments of this residential development that's centrally located near Garden City. It also happens to be adjacent to the West Hempstead, Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) station.

The development's LEED Gold certification is a result of rigorously sustainable design and construction. This includes landscaping features with drought-resistant plants native to Long Island, a stormwater management system that reduces stormwater runoff, insulated windows, a high-efficiency air filtration system for indoor air quality, smoke-free living in all apartments, and more. 

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Daniel Gale Real Estate of Sotheby's International Realty lists a range of Long Island properties. The site allows you to customize your search with a price range, rental type, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and school district.

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Apartment Finder has a special Long Island section.

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Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Douglas Elliman Real Estate features Long Island rentals as well as homes for sale. You can customize your search by typing in the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and the price range you prefer.

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Multiple Listing Service

Multiple Listing Service has a section of Long Island rentals. You can enter the name of the town or zip code, specify a price range, property type, number of baths, bedrooms, school district, and more to narrow down your search.

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Newsday features a Long Island real estate section.

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Craigslist has listings for Long Island. Under “housing” on the island, there are even separate categories for shared rooms, sublets, temporary rentals, housing swaps, vacation rentals, and more.

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