The Hamptons

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The Hamptons, highlighted (center) on South Fork of Long Island, an island 118 miles (190 km) long.

The Hamptons are a group of villages and hamlets in the towns of Southampton and East Hampton, which form the South Fork of Long Island, New York. The Hamptons form a popular seaside resort, one of the historical summer colonies of the American Northeast. They have some of the most expensive residential properties in the U.S.

The Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road, the Montauk Highway, and the Hampton Jitney connect the Hamptons to the rest of Long Island and to New York City, while ferries provide connections to Shelter Island, New York and Connecticut.

West to east[edit]

The Hamptons include[citation needed] hamlets and villages in the town of Southampton:

The Hamptons include the following hamlets and villages in the town of East Hampton:

The hamlet Northampton, farther west in the Town of Southampton, is not generally included.

The Shinnecock Reservation of the Shinnecock Indian Nation lies within the borders of the Town of Southampton, adjoining Shinnecock Hills and the Village of Southampton.

Summer Colony[edit]

These areas constitute the core vacation area of this end of Long Island.

Village/HamletTownPopulationTotal AreaLand Area
SouthamptonSouthampton Town3,965[citation needed]6.8 sq mi (18 km2)6.3 sq mi (16 km2)
Water MillSouthampton Town1,72412.5 sq mi (32 km2)11.0 sq mi (28 km2)
BridgehamptonSouthampton Town1,38111.2 sq mi (29 km2)9.3 sq mi (24 km2)
SagaponackSouthampton Town5828.0 sq mi (21 km2)6.2 sq mi (16 km2)
Sag Harbor60% Southampton; 40% East Hampton Town[citation needed]2,3132.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
WainscottEast Hampton Town6287.3 sq mi (19 km2)6.2 sq mi (16 km2)
East HamptonEast Hampton Town1,3344.9 sq mi (13 km2)4.8 sq mi (12 km2)
AmagansettEast Hampton Town1,0678.0 sq mi (21 km2)6.2 sq mi (16 km2)

The Summer Colony's residents include many of New York City's affluent residents, as well as a number of affluent people from other nearby states,[citation needed] executives, and increasingly, foreigners from Europe and South America.[citation needed]

Villages and the hamlets of the Summer Colony are distinguished by their significant population increases during the summers, a large number of retail shops and restaurants and extensive arts community. Residential real estate prices in the Hamptons rank among the highest in the nation,[1] and, as of 2013, the real estate market was hot with prices rising for both home buyers and sellers and rentals. Particularly attractive were modest homes within walking distance of village centers.[2] In particular, Sagaponack, Water Mill and Bridgehampton were cited by Business Week magazine as being the 1st, 6th and 8th most expensive zip codes in the nation, respectively.[3]

Other amenities in the area include Sebonack Golf Club, the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, National Golf Links of America in Southampton and the Maidstone Club in East Hampton. The Shinnecock and National golf clubs were recently voted as the #3 and #10 ranked courses in America by Golf Digest magazine. Exclusive private clubs provide additional recreational resources to the very affluent[citation needed] in the area. These clubs include The Bathing Corporation of Southampton, the Southampton Bath and Tennis Club, and the Meadow Club in Southampton Village and the Maidstone Club in East Hampton.

In popular culture[edit]

The Hamptons and Hamptons society are frequently featured on-screen and mentioned in films and television.

In films[edit]

In television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vanessa Wong (2010). "The 50 Most Expensive Small Towns in America 2010". Business Week. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ Robin Finn (March 22, 2013). "Well Before Summer, Hamptons Luxury Real Estate Is Scorching". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Most Expensive U.S. Small Town: Sagaponack, N.Y." article by Venessa Wong in Bloomberg Business Week January 19, 2010
  4. ^ http://tonightatthemovies.com/indexhold/?p=4369
  5. ^ Chang, Bee-Shyuan (August 3, 2011). "The Real Housewives of New York City: Real Housewives of New York City Hit the Hamptons for 'Business'". People. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  6. ^ Schwarz, Alison (August 6, 2011). "Fashion and Style: ‘Housewives’ at Every Turn in the Hamptons". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  7. ^ Kellogg, Valerie (February 23, 2010). "Real LI (Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island): Kelly Killoren Bensimon offers East Hampton home for rent". Newsday. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  8. ^ "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23: A Weekend in the Hamptons...". IMDB. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 

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Coordinates: 40°53′5.752″N 72°30′3.82″W / 40.88493111°N 72.5010611°W / 40.88493111; -72.5010611