TOWNS OF THE HAMPTONS
Widely regarded as one of the country's most beautiful areas, renowned for its miles of white sandy beaches, excellent sailing waters and world-class country clubs, restaurants and shops, the Hamptons is a world-famous ocean-side resort about 100 miles from New York City. Our agents in our Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Sag Harbor offices represent fine Hamptons real estate, including luxury homes and rentals, throughout this idyllic and increasingly year-round destination.
Named for the bridge built across Sagg Pond in 1686 by Ezekiel Sandford, Bridgehampton is known for horse farms, auto racing, and its very own soil classification, the Bridgehampton loam. Equestrians delight in the Hampton Classic horse show and gearheads pay homage to the legendary track with the Bridgehampton Antique Car Road Ralley. After hitting the beach, sip at Channing Daughters Winery, play a round at the Atlantic Golf Club, or visit Mecox Bay Dairy for artisanal cheese and fresh milk.
AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2014: $3,716,889
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Topping Rose House
DON'T MISS: Mecox Bay Dairy
New York's first English settlement dating back to 1640 and a summer favorite for city dwellers since the late 19th century, Southampton is the quintessential Hamptons destination. Gin Lane. Meadow Lane. Cobb Road. The splendor of Southampton's estate section is matched with equally renown beaches and an exuberant "downtown." Cooper's Beach is widely recognized as one of the best beaches in the world and town offers an array of brand retailers, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and cultural centers like the Southampton Arts Center and the Southampton Historical Museum.
AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2014 (Village): $3,242,024
AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2014: $1,443,304
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Red Bar
DON'T MISS: Cooper's Beach
Originally dubbed Maidstone by the Puritans who settled in 1648, East Hampton's Main Street and tree-lined lanes are dotted with preserved homes spanning several eras and styles. Soak up the old world charm with a meal at 1770 House, on the links at the Maidstone Club, or visit Guild Hall. The Pollock Krasner House is a hallmark of the art scene. Don’t forget the beaches- Main, Georgica, Wiborg, Egypt Lane, and Two Mile Hollow.
AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2014 (Village): $6,053,601
AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2014: $1,009,468
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Living room
DON'T MISS: Guild Hall
Renown for farming and named with the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s word for potato, Sagaponack began in 1656 when Josiah Stanborough built its first home. The desirable combination of farm field vistas and beach vibes made Sagaponack the most expensive zip code in the United States in 2009. A handful of notable authors including Truman Capote, Kurt Vonnegut, and George Plimpton once frequented Sagaponack. Although Sagaponack is the most rural of the Hamptons towns, Wolffer Estate Vineyard Wine Stand is the place to be on Friday and Saturday for a gorgeous sunset, wine, and music.
AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2014: $8,658,454
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Town Line BBQ
DON'T MISS: Monday Drum Circle, Sagg Beach
Sag Harbor is pure classic. It has the quaint, good ol' main street vibe down pat. A town built on whaling fortunes and subsequently a watch factory, the 300 year-old village's charm is well preserved. Sag Harbor hosts a thriving year round community and a spirited summer crowd that take full advantage of its walkable main street and sizable wharf. Sag Harbor is home to the American Hotel, the Bay Street Theatre and the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum.
AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2014: $1,852,934
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: The Beacon
DON'T MISS: Sag HarborFest
Cross Town Line Road into East Hampton and the charming hamlet of Wainscott, a beachy throwback where original farmhouses, some from the 1700s, dot Wainscott Main Street. Continue down the aptly-named Beach Lane which leads to Wainscott Beach and the iconic Kennedy House "Kilkare", as seen in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. For the best sandwiches on the East End, don’t miss Breadzilla.
AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2014: $2,987,616
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Breadzilla
DON'T MISS: (Besides Breadzilla) The Kennedy House "Kilkare"
Strip away the pomp and circumstance of the Hamptons and you get Amagansett. It’s laid back but no less beautiful than its counterparts. Home to the Stephen Talkhouse and a hop, skip, and jump from the Montauk, Amagansett is the cool kid of the Hamptons, a trend that began when Marilyn Monroe, Randy Lerner, and Arthur Miller spent a summer there in the late 1950s. These days, notables like Paul McCartney, Jerry Seinfeld, and Gwyneth Paltrow frequent the lanes of Amagansett.
AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2014: $2,758,279
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Lunch
DON'T MISS: Amber Waves Farm
Water Mill has possibly the most geographical/geological/topographical diversity of any Hamptons hamlet as expanses of farmland give way to woodlands and hills with enough elevation to offer spectacular views of the island. Water Mill attracts the creative class and is home to the Water Mill Center, a world renowned interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities created by Robert Wilson. The hamlet has one of the highest median home values in New York State.
AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2014: $3,376,820
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Robert's Place
DON'T MISS: Parrish Art Museum
Tucked between the North and South forks of Long Island, Shelter Island is only reachable by ferry via North Haven from the South or Greenport from the North. Talk about secluded. Shelter Island is around 8,000 acres in size, just over half the size of Manhattan. Known for its privacy, sunsets, and boating, Shelter Island is a self-contained summer paradise with fine dining, shopping, and art. Babe Ruth was known to vacation on Shelter, now the likes of Louis CK and Chelsea Handler call it (second) home.
AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2013: $1,705,069
AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2013 (Heights): $963,500
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Salt
DON'T MISS: Sunset Beach