What makes Mantauk's homes so special? Situated on the easternmost tip of Long Island, the hamlet of Montauk has blossomed from a sleepy fishing village into one of the trendiest Hamptons areas among young professionals and transplants from the Manhattan art and fashion scenes. Montauk’s appeal lies in mixing traditional Hampton's sophistication with a vibrant contemporary culture.
Many of Montauk’s most venerable institutions stem the work of Carl G. Fisher in the 1920s. Fisher intended to turn Montauk into “the Miami Beach of the North,” a feat Fisher was uniquely well positioned to execute given he was largely responsible for the planning and development of the original Miami Beach area. Fisher’s legacy includes the grand mock-Tudor opulence of the Montauk Manor hotel, the Montauk Yacht Club, Montauk Downs Golf Course, and a tennis auditorium which has since been converted into the Montauk Playhouse. Today around thirty of Fisher’s gorgeous Tudor Revival buildings remain in their original form in Montauk.
Montauk is one of the most colorful areas in the Hamptons, with a great variety of options for dining out, shopping, and nightlife. It is also a fantastic point from which to explore the stunning natural beauty of the Hamptons, with six state parks within the town’s vicinity.
MONTAUK REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
Montauk offers a spectacular array of homes, including grand country manors that offer traditional elegance on expansive lots nestled within lush green meadows. There are also fabulous oceanfront properties offering instant access to white sand beaches and the waters of Lake Montauk, Fort Pond Bay, Napeague Harbor and Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Average property prices are currently at $691 per square foot, but these have been trending upward over the past few years and are predicted to continue rising.
PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
Montauk has a reputation for attracting a chic, younger crowd compared to other corners of the Hamptons. They’re drawn here by its incredible restaurants, ranging from casual open-air beachfront dining to some of the finest cuisine the Hamptons has to offer. Much of the food is sourced locally, including world-class seafood.
Montauk also boasts fantastic shopping options, with a plethora of unique stores offering items reflecting the laid-back local coastal culture. Montauk’s fashion boutiques include some of Manhattan’s hottest fashion brands. The shopping options here blend upscale Hampton's sophistication with the vibrancy and energy of Manhattan.
The glorious beaches of Montauk have long been regarded as some of America’s finest surfing spots. Other coastal attractions include one of America’s oldest lighthouses, nestled within the natural tranquility of Montauk Point State Park, at Long Island’s easternmost edge. Six state parks lie within the area of Montauk and its surroundings, with Camp Hero State Park offering the most diverse fauna and flora. The bluffs and elevated viewing platforms of Shadmoor State Park are another highlight, providing stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Montauk is also a great place for outdoor activities. Its numerous bays and beaches offer fantastic opportunities for watersports, fishing, and sailing. Horse riding across white sand beaches and through secluded state park trails is a thrilling way to experience Montauk’s natural beauty. Parasailing provides incredible views over Lake Montauk, the Long Island Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Breitenbach Advisory has a wonderful array of luxury homes for sale in Montauk. If you'd like to learn more about the area or are ready to schedule a showing, contact us today!
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