To respond to the school question: Realtors are not allowed, by law, to discuss communities or schools...it is very subject.
I can refer you to websites (which it seems you have already checked out).
Regarding what you can get for $2200 or under, if you contact me off line at Gail@GailGladstone.com, I will be happy to provide you with a free account at listingbook.com. You can automate your rental search; it will be under your total control, and a report will be on your desktop each day providing you with new listings, etc.... more
I refer you to http://www.oceansidenewyork.com/ which is a nice website about Oceanside. If you go to http://www.greatschools.net/schools.page?district=465&state=NY you will learn about Oceanside schools.
If you need a really good Realtor to assist you in Oceanside or anywhere in Long Island, please contact me offline and I will be happy to refer you.... more