How Do You Find Houses for Rent on Long Island?


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Find houses for rent on Long Island online from Trulia, Zillow or Craigslist. Trulia has a mobile app and a function that helps site visitors to find the right neighborhood based on their preferences. In addition to its mobile app, Zillow has additional information about home design, states the company's website.

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Long Island is known for its tight rental market, helped by its proximity to New York City. In 2013, only four percent of Long Island rental units were vacant. In addition, there are not enough units to meet demand. Long Island's zoning laws limit the construction of large apartment buildings in most areas, according to the New York Times.

Almost 55 percent of young adults living on Long Island continue to live with their parents, even after graduating from college. The average price of a rental unit was about $1,500 a month, reports the New York Times. However, income in some Long Island areas continues to decline.

Long Island is made up of two counties: Nassau and Suffolk. In 2010, Nassau county had a population of 1.3 million. Meanwhile, Suffolk county had a population of 1.4 million. The town of Hempstead is the largest municipality on the island, with a population of about 759,000, reports Newsday.

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