Stony Brook is a municipality located in the New York - Newark metropolitan area, which is part of New York, United States.
The noise levels in Stony Brook are reasonably low, as the streets tend to be quite calm - although there are still several noisier sections, especially near the railway line.
The substantial percentage of single detached homes in the housing stock of Stony Brook is an important part of its character. This municipality has quite a good variety of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 90% of the properties in the municipality are occupied by home owners while the remainder are rented. A majority of the houses available in the housing market in this municipality were constructed between 1960 and 1980, when most of the housing growth happened.
Some house buyers in Stony Brook may be able to travel to one of approximately 10 supermarkets on foot, while others will have to turn to another means of transportation. There are also a few opportunities for those who care about restaurants and cafes in close proximity. Concerning education, it can be difficult to walk to high schools and primary schools from houses for sale in Stony Brook. Home owners have the choice between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
A car is a great medium of transportation in Stony Brook. Finding a parking spot is generally easy. However, the public transit service in this part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area is quite poor. Thankfully, there is the Stony Brook Station on the Port Jefferson Branch. There are no bus lines crossing the municipality. Traveling on foot is not very practical for residents in Stony Brook as most daily needs are difficult to carry out by walking.