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Freeport is a shorefront village in Nassau County’s Town of Hempstead on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. Dubbing itself in the 1940s as the “Boating and Fishing Capital of the East,” the area remains one of Long Island’s favorite summer destinations, and offers an array of seafood restaurants and other waterfront attractions along the popular Nautical Mile.

Local Area Information

Freeport is an incorporated village in the central south Town of Hempstead, a Nassau County township, and located on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. It shares land borders with Roosevelt to the north, Merrick to the east, and Baldwin to the west. Many waterways run through the southern section, creating miles of shoreline that allow for a wealth of waterfront homes, dining options, shops, and recreation, as well as outstanding water views and direct access to the bays and the Atlantic Ocean.

The area had a few various names before 1853 when it was renamed Freeport, a variation of the moniker used by ship captains who were not imposed customs fees for their cargo. The post-Civil War main trade was oystering, which later declined along with the condition of the bay. The railroad arrived in 1868, leading to a building boom and the creation of canals, such as the historic Woodcleft Canal on which now sits the fabled Nautical Mile.

Several years after incorporating as a village in 1892, Freeport became an informal artists’ colony of mainly vaudeville actors, most of whom stayed in the summer during which the area’s population swelled. After the war, it became a commuter town for New York City, and further development in the 1960s led to the building of so many apartments that a moratorium was passed on the construction of multifamily residences.

The Freeport, NY 11520 ZIP code is used in the addresses within the village, which runs its own electric utility and it has its own water, police, and fire departments, as well as its own fleet of fishing boats and small-boat facilities. Besides the waterfront homes, the flourishing housing market offers a wide variety of options, including single-family homes, co-ops, condos, townhouses, gated communities, rentals, new constructions, vacant lots, 55+ communities, possible mother-daughter, and luxury homes with a pool.

The village lies around 25 miles southeast of Manhattan, New York City, and served by the Freeport Station via the Long Island Rail Road’s Babylon Branch. A car trip to or from the city takes about 55 minutes to an hour and 16 minutes via the Southern or Northern State Parkway.

General Information

Township: Town of Hempstead | Hempstead, New York

County: Nassau County

Population: 44,472 (2020)

Classification: Incorporated Village

Chamber of Commerce: Freeport Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Freeport via the Freeport Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
48 minutes to 54 minutes.

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Water District
Village of Freeport Water Department

Gas Company(s)
PSEG Long Island
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
PSEG Long Island
Village of Freeport Electric Department

Cable/ Phone/ TV/ Internet Provider(s)
Verizon Fios


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Beaches & Parks

The village has ample parks and recreational facilities, such as the Bishop Frank O. White Park, otherwise known as Freeport Northeast Park, Glacken Park, the Martin Luther King Jr. Park, and Waterfront Park, which offers scenic views of Baldwin Bay. There is also the 8.2-acre Randall Park at the north end of the Nautical Mile, at the foot of which nestles the five-acre Sea Breeze Park, one of the boat launch/landing sites on the South Shore Blueway Trail.

Freeport overlaps with or abuts a number of Nassau County parks, including Brookside Preserve, whose serene setting stands out from the residential neighborhoods around it, and the 171-acre Cow Meadow Park, a waterfront park and preserve with a lot of amenities, such as athletic fields and courts, fishing, hiking trails, a marina, and playground, among others.

There is also Milburn Pond Park, one of Nassau County’s passive parks with a lovely pond that constitutes the 8-acre property, offering relaxing vistas from any of the park benches around it. Just across the road to the south is Milburn Creek Park, also a Nassau County passive park. Milburn Creek intersects the 24-acre green space, which features a half-mile trail and a boat launch.

The Schools

Much of the village is in the Freeport Union Free School District, which has eight public schools, all of which are located in the area.

A small northwest corner is served by the Baldwin Union Free School District, whose seven public schools are all in Baldwin, while the rest of the northern segments are served by the Roosevelt Union Free School District, whose five public schools are in Roosevelt.


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