East Hampton

East Hampton Real Estate

An elegant and prestigious neighborhood of the Hamptons


With elegant charm and enchanting neighborhood views, the town of East Hampton is a year-round paradise in a quaint, East Coast village. The artistic community features a historic downtown center loaded with colonial-style architecture and a plethora of world-class shopping and dining options. Outdoor enthusiasts love the hidden nature trails in unassuming places and magical views of the Atlantic Ocean along the shore. East Hampton is a popular spot for the New York elite and celebrities, often flying under the radar in the welcoming community. 

Founded in 1648 by Puritan farmers from England, East Hampton was primarily a fishing port and farming community. With the expansion of the railway through Bridgehampton in the late 1800s, East Hampton began to see a growing interest in building up the community. Small cottages and large mansions were built, most with shingle-style architecture and the area quickly grew to become one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the Hamptons. 

What to Love

  • Wide beaches
  • Historic, colonial architecture 
  • Upscale dining and shopping in the downtown district 

Local Lifestyle

The charming community is a sought-after location for year-round living and vacation homes. With its beautiful scenery through all four seasons, many families and retirees decide to settle down in East Hampton. The views are consistently picturesque, almost as if you’re living in a postcard, and the community is vibrant, welcoming, and exciting. While the atmosphere might be laid-back and casual, there is no shortage of diverse things to do in East Hampton. Residents enjoy strolls through the downtown district, hikes along many different terrains, and upscale dining opportunities. 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

The ambiance of Nick & Toni’s is welcoming and vivacious. With its Tuscan farmhouse setting and large wood-burning oven, residents and tourists love dining at Nick and Toni’s for an authentic European experience. Featuring fresh, crisp salads, beet risotto, free-range chicken, and grilled lamb, Nick and Toni’s offers quality dishes in a fun environment with outstanding hospitality. The venue is also available for private parties and celebrations. Another local favorite spot in East Hampton Grill, which specializes in hearty comfort foods. Using local ingredients, the staff at the Grill serve mouth-watering rosemary buttermilk biscuits, barbeque ribs, and burgers and feature an extensive and unique wine list, hand-picked by the owners for exceptionality and affordability. 

Fresno serves contemporary American cuisine with local, Long Island ingredients in a relaxed neighborhood. The welcoming patio is a local favorite spot to meet friends for lunch or gather with loved ones for a celebratory dinner, and the food at Fresno is incredible. Try the roasted butternut squash soup in the fall or the salmon tartare with homemade potato chips. Each meal is expertly and uniquely crafted using the finest Long Island ingredients and served with care and attention. 

Ralph Lauren is open along Main Street in East Hampton for browsing, style appointments, and custom-tailoring. As one of the leading brands in the finest fashion for men and women, Ralph Lauren is a statement of the Hamptons with classic pieces seen out and about in every neighborhood and in every closet. Ralph Lauren’s shop on Main Street also features antique and vintage pieces. 

Things to Do

The annual Garden As Art event features tours of gardens from local residents and world-renowned artists. Peek behind the hedges at this highly anticipated event, and learn what it takes to grow your own unique garden! The event features a panel discussion with horticulturalists and a cocktail party with select attendees. The Garden as Art event is open for virtual attendees as well, bringing a wide variety of guests to the Hamptons from all over the country. 

The Artists and Writers Charity Softball Game has been a Hamptons tradition for 74 years. It’s always held on the third Saturday of August and always includes hotdogs, hamburgers, and ice cream. The softball game brings in big-name celebrities to join the locals on the field and raises funds for charities like The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center and East End Hospice.

The Maidstone Club Golf Outing is a shotgun tournament at the historic course and includes cocktails, dinner, and an awards ceremony honoring the top golfers of the day. Players enjoy the rare experience to tee-off on the beautiful, and impeccably maintained, historic course, and the event also provides a great opportunity to network with businesses and make new contacts.  

Hamptons International Film Festival was founded in 1992 with the mission to celebrate unique perspectives and storytelling through art and film. Held annually in October, the Hamptons International Film Festival partners with the United Nations, the New York Film Critics Circle, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to bring unique industry talents to the Hamptons. According to Variety magazine, the festival is “one of America’s most glamorous displays of the best in cutting-edge cinema,” and films have been recognized each year at the Academy Awards. 


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