Freeport is New York state’s second largest village. It’s an unincorporated village located in the town of Hempstead, in Nassau County, New York. Beautiful Freeport is located on the south shore of Long Island. It emcompasses 4.8 square miles, is in the 11520 zip code, and has a population of 43,700 residents. Freeport, settled in the 1640’s, was an oystering center and then later a resort area for New Yorkers, especially those associated with the theater and Vaudeville. The land where Freeport sits was originally home to Native Americans, the Meroke Indians. The town was probably settled in the 1640’s by herdsmen who cleared the land for grazing. In 1853 the village was named Freeport due to ship captains being able to dock their ships here and land their cargo without being taxed. After the Civil War, oystering became big business but declined in the early 20th century. The south part of the village has several canals which facilitate access for small boats. Both commercial fishing boats as well as charter craft make use of convenient passages to the Atlantic Ocean via salt marshes. Meadowbrook Parkway forms the eastern boundary of Freeport, while New York State Highway Route 27, also known as Sunrise Highway, bisects the town east to west. Towns and hamlets within two miles of Freeport are Baldwin, Baldwin Harbor, Roosevelt, Merrick, North Merrick, South Hempstead, Rockville and Oceanside.
Not only does Freeport have a rich history and great location with wonderful neighbors, it also boasts excellent schools. Freeport High School serves student 9th-12th grades. Children grades 1st-4th attend one of four elementary schools, each with its own specialization. Grade 5th-6th as well as 7th-8th have their own schools as well. Another noteworthy feature, Freeport provides an entrance to Jones Beach, one of the largest beaches in New York. Freeport is also only a 45-minute ride to Manhattan or New York City via the Long Island Rail Road. The Nautical Mile is clearly one of Freeport’s most notable attractions and a true Long Island landmark. It’s a hot spot during the summer when festivals are held. The Nautical Mile is a strip along the waterfront which features restaurants, clam bars, seafood shacks, live music, shopping, and so much more. The Freeport Recreation Center is home to an olympic sized pool, both indoor and kiddie pools, great workout space, and hosts terrific summer programs. Cow Meadow Park is a local 171 acre waterfront park and preserve complete with marine facilities, fishing, sports fields, and hiking trails. On Saturday, the local farmer’s market is the perfect place to find locally grown produce. There’s no shortage of exciting outdoor activities in beautiful Freeport.
With all of these impressive features and attractions, Freeport is a must-consider destination for anyone looking to buy a home in the Manhattan area. Homes in Freeport start around $57,000 for a studio condo and go up to $1.25 million for a gorgeous two bedroom, two bathroom single family home on the water. Speaking of homes on the water, there are many waterfront properties currently on the market. There are also a wide variety of stunning condos available. The average price for a single family home in Freeport is about $324,700. Styles of homes for sale in the area include cape, victorian, dutch colonial, raised ranches, and more. Freeport is an amazingly vibrant area offering lots of fun and exciting activities, as well as fantastic real estate options.
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