Long Island, NY Apartment Living

long island Ask five people what Long Island is or where it is, and you'll probably get vastly different answers. For example, Long Island technically begins less than a mile from Manhattan and encompasses the Brooklyn and Queens boroughs as well as Suffolk and Nassau counties. So one person might reply, "Long Island is part of the NY metro area and actually part of NYC."

Someone else might reply, "Long Island is where the rich and famous go to relax on the weekends." Yet another person could declare, "Long Island is a barrier island that is an hour from NYC."

In other words, if you're looking for apartments to rent on Long Island, you could be unsure where to start or how close you might be to the city. The reality is that many, if not most, Long Island apartment seekers are looking for places in Nassau County or Suffolk County that still provide convenient access to New York City. Long Island stretches on for 118 miles, so you could be 100 miles away or just 10 miles away. Good thing that Home Properties has apartments for rent in East Meadow, Levittown, Westbury, Bay Shore, Bayport and Lake Grove.

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An Eye for Pet-Friendly Apartments
Many prospective Long Island renters have pets or want them, so Home Properties aims to make many communities as pet friendly as possible. That means plenty of grassy space for pets to enjoy and romp in, and apartments with balconies and patios for fresh air and views of nature. Long Island also has many pet-friendly beaches.

A Great Place for Living Life
Long Island is not just about having a place to kick back and relax on the beach, although it can certainly be that! It's also a place teeming with wineries, shops, parks, restaurants and entertainment venues such as amusement parks, theaters and sporting arenas.

Of course, you deserve a comfortable home as well. That's why many Home Properties communities offer amenities such as pools, fitness centers, in-home washers and dryers, and air conditioning. If you commute to New York City often, you can try to find a community close to a major road or to the Long Island Rail Road for streamlined access.

The Best of Two Worlds
By living in an apartment on Long Island, you get to enjoy beaches and a slower pace of life while being astoundingly close to New York City. You can choose to live in Suffolk County, farther from the city, or in Nassau County for quicker access. Either way, there's a lot of exploring and fun to be had.

Click here to learn more about one of Home Properties' Long Island apartment communities and schedule a tour today!