Introduction to Freeport, New York
Freeport, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles SE of Hempstead, New York and 21 miles E of New York, New York. The people of the village are in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. Freeport has a population of 43,783.
The area now known as Freeport was originally occupied by the Meroke Indians. The village adopted its present name in 1853. This name was chosen becuase the port did not charge customs fees to ships during the colonial days. Freeport became a center for commercial oystering after the Civil War. The village was incorporated in 1892 and a municipal electric utility was established in 1898.
Freeport and nearby Attractions
- Jones Beach State Park
- African American Museum
- Cow Meadow Park and Preserve
- Adventureland Amusement Park
- Brooklyn Children's Museum
- Bronx Zoo
Things To Do In Freeport
While staying in Freeport, you can visit the Waterfront Park, Northeast Park, Randall Memorial Park, Martin Luther King Park and Northwest Park. You can also opt for a daytrip to the Cow Meadow Park and Preserve or to the Adventureland Amusement Park.
International flights are available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Freeport Higher Education
Nassau Community College, Hofstra University and Adelphi University are nearby.