The Hamptons

Hamptons neighborhood

The Hamptons

Population: 99,108
# of Households: 39,060
Average Household Income: $129,193

The Hamptons are a group of small villages and hamlets on the South Fork of Long Island and include some of the most expensive residential properties in the US. The towns form a popular seaside resort and are an historical and exclusive summer enclave for New Yorks wealthiest and most influential families. The area features elite golf clubs including Sebonack, the Maidstone and the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club which was ranked # 3 in the country by Golf Digest Magazine. There are also a number of private clubs providing additional recreational facilities including The Bathing Corporation of Southampton, The Southampton Bath & Tennis Club and the Meadow Club. The Hamptons boast high-end dining and nightclubs as well as beautiful beaches and all varieties of water sports.

West Hampton

Population: 3,779
# of Households: 1,436
Average Household Income: $136,075

West Hampton is graced with beautiful beaches for swimming, surfing fishing and boating. It attracts many visitors to its annual outdoor art show. This picturesque village is 78 miles from midtown Manhattan and is the fastest growing community on the eastern side of Long Island.

East Hampton

Population: 16,961
# of Households: 6,676
Average Household Income: $137,062

East Hampton is considered one of the most beautiful villages in American and is a year-round vacation spot drawing tourists from around the world. East Hampton is rich in history with old English windmills and a 300 year-old cemetery, but it’s the gorgeous seaside and cozy New England ambience that makes East Hampton a favorite spot for celebrities and the planets elite. Roughly half the residences are owned as second homes.

South Hampton

Population: 78,730
# of Households: 30,881
Average Household Income: $130,168

South Hampton has approximately 7 miles of extraordinary beachfront and 11 individual sandy beaches. The community is located on the east end of Long Island. The area features a number of fine dining options and no shortage of luxury shopping. South Hampton has a social atmosphere and is popular with wealthy New Yorkers. There are several museums in the area and tours of local wineries are popular.

Hampton Bays

Population: 13,865
# of Households: 5,318
Average Household Income: $97,962

Hampton Bays is the second busiest commercial fishing port in New York State. It is located 81 miles east of Manhattan and surrounded by Great Peconic Bay, Shinnecock Bay and Tiana Bay so most residences have waterfront views, or are in walking distance of the water. Similar to other communities in the Hamptons, Hampton Bays is a magnet for visitors and tourists.

Water Mill

Population: 1,800
# of Households: 785
Average Household Income: $205,245

Water Mill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. This resort community boasts a functioning watermill and windmill. Water Mill features quaint shops and superb dining as well as a wide range of recreational activities including world-class golf courses, a notable polo team, riding stables and excellent sailing. In 2010, Water Mill was listed as the 14th most expensive zip code in the US by Forbes Magazine

Sagaponack

Population: 405
# of Households: 576
Average Household Income: $78,802

Sagaponack is located about 95 miles from Manhattan and was listed as the most expensive zip code in the US in 2009 with average home sales listed at $4 million plus. The community is known for luxurious mansions, and offers beaches rated among the world’s best. The rural beauty combined with fine boutiques, theaters, art galleries and exclusive restaurants make Sagaponack a haven for the rich and famous. Outstanding private golf clubs, tennis facilities, horseback riding stables and the deep ocean bays make Sagaponack ideal for competitive sailing.

Wainscott

Population: 650
# of Households: 264
Average Household Income: $82,083

Wainscott is said to represent the perfect Hampton’s lifestyle and is considered to be an ideal environment for families. Facing the Atlantic Ocean with miles of sandy white beaches it has some of the most expensive property in the world. Wainscott is located about 100 miles from New York City. The area is entirely residential, and the most recent census listed 0 businesses in the neighborhood.

Amagansett

Population: 1067
# of Households: 1278
Average Household Income: $69,306

Amagansett is a world-famous ocean-side resort town about 100 miles from New York City. The name is derived from the Native American name for “place of good water” which is said to refer to Indian Wells Beach. The community offers world class golfing, sport fishing, sailing and bike paths to the many white sandy beaches on the Atlantic and the bay. The Amagansett Farmers Market offers up fresh local food and produce and a large garden centre. The village is well served by many fine restaurants, specialty shops and art galleries.