The homes here are better values because it is a truly multicultural village and because of some lingering effects of racial housing discrimination from many years ago.
Yes, the schools are really good. I had three kids go through the schools from pre-K to graduating from the high school, and they are all in college now, so I can tell you it is a fun, diverse school district with very good administrators.
The schools have some outstanding music, arts and athletic programs.
Taxes aren't low (this is Long Island, after all), but the value of what you pay in Freeport school taxes vs. what you get in quality is one of the best on Long Island.
In other words, you can pay a LOT more in taxes in other villages, but not get much better schools!
As other posters have said, though, be careful what area you buy a home in.
North of Sunrise and up to a few blocks North of Merrick before you get too close to water is nice.
Watch out for sneakers hanging over electrical wires as that is where the drug dealers hang out.
The word cheap is subjective and as real estate professionals we are unable to have this kind of discussion with you, it can be considered discriminative :-( If you are looking for a buyer's agent to help you with your home search in Nassau County , please give me a call at your convenience and perhaps we can meet for a one time consultation.
Janet Nation, CBR
Sailing Home Realty
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson