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Stony Brook

Originating as a colonial settlement in the 17th century, Stony Brook played a vital role in the American Revolutionary War. The area's historical significance is embodied by the Stony Brook Grist Mill, a meticulously preserved landmark that dates back to 1751, and the Long Island Museum, a nine-acre museum displaying art, historical artifacts, and carriages. 
Today Stony Brook is designated as a hamlet/census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Brookhaven. Anchored by institutions such as The Stony Brook School, Stony Brook University, and Stony Brook Hospital - the area offers residents not only a community that’s steeped in history and natural beauty but also a destination filled with a wide variety of modern amenities.


Hamlet / Census Designated Place (Town of Brookhaven)

Local Lifestyle & Dining

Nestled amidst multiple bodies of water, the area offers an abundance of recreational activities. Avalon Park & Preserve, with its serene trails and lush gardens, is a wonderful place to hike or take long walks, especially for nature enthusiasts. For water activities, there are beaches, bays, creeks and of course, the LI sound to go sailing, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. 
The Stony Brook Village Center houses boutiques, shops, and high-end restaurants that all have a wonderful New England charm. Along Route 25A near Stony Brook University, there are tons of new restaurants offering a wide range of different cuisines. 

Top Restaurants

  • Luca (Coastal Italian)
  • Mirabelle (French)
  • Green Tea (Szechuan Chinese)
  • Ichi (Japanese, Sushi)


  • Just 55 miles east of New York City

Commute into NYC

  • LIRR - Stony Brook to Penn Station 1 HR 32 Mins (via express service)
  • Car - 1 HR 10 mins to Grand Central Station (without traffic)

Overview for Stony Brook, NY

12,048 people live in Stony Brook, where the median age is 45.5 and the average individual income is $62,981. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45.5 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Around Stony Brook, NY

There's plenty to do around Stony Brook, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Anona Food Truck, Salad-icious, and Captain Fish Port Jefferson.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.47 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.78 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.1 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.82 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.84 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.74 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook has 4,335 households, with an average household size of 2.77. 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. 12,048 people call Stony Brook home. The population density is 2,068.96 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

53.34 / 46.66%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • 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.
School rating
Robert Cushman Murphy Junior High School
7th - 9th
The Stony Brook School
7th - 12th
No rating available
William Sidney Mount Elementary School
K - 6th
North Shore Montessori School
PreK - K
No rating available

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