The Hamlet of Stony Brook has been named among the best places to grow a family in all of New York.

Each year, Niche.com — an online data analytics company — uses collected information to rank the best places for families, and Stony Brook was among a few Suffolk County places to crack the top 100 while being the highest ranked at No. 54. (The list was dominated by Nassau County places.)

When compiling the list, the site graded each area’s public schools, crime rates, cost of living, and family-friendly amenities. That information was retrieved through the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, as well as other sources, according to Niche.com.

Through the rankings, Stony Brook was given an overall score of A+.

To learn more about how the list is compiled, and its methodology, click here.

Below is the list of the Long Island places that made the top 100.

the list

  • 1. Kensington
  • 2. Jericho
  • 3.Great Neck Gardens
  • 7. Syosset
  • 9. Thomaston
  • 10. Great Neck Estates
  • 12. University Gardens
  • 13. Herricks
  • 14. Garden City
  • 16. Roslyn Estates
  • 19. Lake Success
  • 20. Searingtown
  • 21. Sands Point
  • 23. Brookville
  • 24. East Williston
  • 26. Manhasset Hills
  • 27. Plainview
  • 32. Plandome
  • 33. Great Neck Plaza
  • 37. Roslyn Heights
  • 39. Great Neck
  • 40. East Hills
  • 41. Roslyn Harbor
  • 42. Lloyd Harbor
  • 43. Port Washington
  • 46. Laurel Hollow
  • 48. Greenvale
  • 49. Kings Point
  • 50. Woodbury
  • 52. Hewlett Harbor
  • 54. Stony Brook
  • 55. Manhasset
  • 58.Sea Cliff
  • 59. Glenwood Landing
  • 61. Old Bethpage
  • 65. Dix Hills
  • 68. Cold Spring Harbor
  • 69. Merrick
  • 71. Northport
  • 73. Roslyn
  • 75. Oyster Bay Cove
  • 76. Muttontown
  • 77. Woodmere
  • 78. Old Brookville
  • 79.Wheatley Heights
  • 80. Port Washington North
  • 84. South Hempstead
  • 85. North Hills
  • 86. Lido Beach
  • 87. South Valley Stream
  • 96. Williston Park
  • 97. Mill Neck
  • 98. Village of the Branch

Top: Photo courtesy of Stony Brook Village’s Facebook.