Welcome to East Hampton
Searching for East Hampton homes for sale? East Hampton is one of the most prestigious of the villages and hamlets which comprise Suffolk County’s historic and refined oceanfront Hamptons. East Hampton’s name is shared between a town and a smaller village within it. East Hampton ranks alongside Southampton as one of the Hampton’s most exclusive areas.
The area was settled by Puritan farmers in 1648, making it one of the oldest colonial settlements in the United States. East Hampton village retains much of its historic charm, with Main Street, Town Pond, and Village Green all retaining elements of their original seventeenth century design.
East Hampton’s five beaches first began attracting visitors in 1870 when railways were extended into the area. Boarding houses and cottages gradually grew over the area’s farmsteads, with skyrocketing prices drawing headlines in the New York Times as early as 1890. The 1910s and 1920s saw the development of the luxurious estates for which East Hampton is today renowned.
The attraction of East Hampton’s pristine white sandy beaches within 100 miles of New York City remains as strong today as it has been for centuries. This refined and elegant area still retains many of the distinguished traditions its earlier residents established. The Town Trustees were established in 1646 and still meet each week to make decisions on issues affecting the area.
EAST HAMPTON REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
The historic estates built in the 1910s and 1920s remain palatial residences and summer playgrounds for some of America’s wealthiest families. East Hampton’s historic splendor is protected through housing regulations which require all new homes to be of a size which compliments the existing residences.
The average price per square foot is $593, while the median list price for real estate in East Hampton is $1,595,000.
PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
East Hampton’s rural and historic charm is evident immediately upon a stroll along tree-lined Main Street, with its picturesque shops and traditional architecture. This idyllic backdrop compliments gorgeous oceanfront vistas in an area that’s surrounded by water on three sides. Given that this blissful scenery is a short commute from New York City, it’s no wonder East Hampton has attracted and inspired artists such as Jackson Pollack and Willem de Kooning along with great writers like Kurt Vonnegut and John Steinbeck.
In the summer, East Hampton’s five beaches rival shorelines anywhere else in the world. Beach parking permits are strictly regulated for visitors while residents are allowed full access, which prevents overcrowding from ruining the area’s laid-back atmosphere.
Wiborg Beach and Egypt Lane Beach border the prestigious Maidstone Club. First-class facilities at the Maidstone Club include a private beach and a golf course ranked among the top 100 in the world. The town center further offers a wealth of options for shopping, fine dining, and nightlife.
The Breitenbach Advisory has a wonderful array of luxury homes for sale in East Hampton. If you'd like to learn more about the area or are ready to schedule a showing, contact us today!