The town received its name based on its origins as a socialist commune in the early 1900s—. Literally, in the eyes of its founders, the land of the town was to be free for all people. Some of the first settlers were veterans of a prior experiment in socialism, the nearby Equality Colony.
- Island Transit, ☎ . A free, scheduled bus services the island, from Mukilteo north with connections to Mt. Vernon on the mainland, with Island Transit. The bus operates daily except Sundays, with reduced trips on Saturdays.
- Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle, toll-free: . provides transportation service between communities on Whidbey and Sea-Tac Airport.
Double Bluff Beach Access and Double Bluff State Park is a popular beach on the Southend of Whidbey Island with its offering of shellfish harvest and at times total solitude along the shores of Useless Bay, Admiralty Inlet, and Double Bluff to the North of the Puget Sound.
South Whidbey State Park provides both beach access and forested trails through a mixture of second growth and old growth timber.
|Routes through Freeland|
|Coupeville ← Greenbank ←||NW SE||→ Clinton → Lynnwood|