The most expensive neighborhoods lie south of the highway, and most of all in the so-called Estate Areas of Southampton Village, Water Mill, Bridgehampton, Sagaponack and East Hampton Village.
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But while many Hamptons visitors are wealthy , not all are. Residents and visitors of varying ages and tax brackets come to the East End to spend time in notoriously expensive areas such as Sagaponack and Water Mill, but just as many find their place in more affordable areas like Montauk, Hampton Bays, and Westhampton.
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The Hamptons developed their cachet more than a hundred years ago when wealthy New Yorkers were drawn to them as a scenic summer retreat, cooled by ocean breezes. That said, it needs pointing out that the year-round population of the Hamptons has a fairly low median income. In fact, there is poverty in the Hamptons .
Without further ado, here are the nine best hamlets in the Hamptons. Southampton. Via Capri Southampton . East Hampton. Flickr/Eugene Remm. Montauk. Flicker/offmetro.com. Sag Harbor. Wikimedia Commons. Westhampton Beach. Flickr/ebenolli. Bridgehampton. Flickr/12th St David. Amagansett. Flickr/vitamintaker. Greenport.
Take an Uber All Over the Hamptons Both Lyft and Uber offer pretty decent coverage across the East End. According to an Uber spokesperson, there are tens of thousands of rides given by Uber drivers every month in the Hamptons .
The 5 Most Popular Destinations in the Hamptons Main Beach is a favorite spot in East Hampton . Among many other charming features, Southampton has an incredibly long and rich history. Sag Harbor is a perennially popular destination in the Hamptons . Surfers and sunbathers alike love Ditch Plains Beach in Montauk.
Southampton has a much larger downtown area but East Hampton is the higher end of the two. In June both towns will be over run with the rich and the trying to act rich .
The median sale price of a single-family home in the Hamptons has dropped 7.9 percent, from $933,750 in the first quarter of 2018 to $860,000 during the first three months this year, according to a report from Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
Getting There Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip is the closest airport to the various towns in the Hamptons (about 50 minutes from Southampton), but it is only serviced by Southwest Airlines and U.S. Airways. Larger airports like John F. Whether flying or driving, you’ll need a car to see most of the Hamptons .
The Long Island Railroad runs trains to the Hamptons from New York City via regular and express service. The regular Hamptons Coach Service trains make all station stops and reaches Westhampton in around two hours, terminating at Montauk after a three-hour ride.
The Hamptons are located on the South Fork of Long Island and are about two hours away from Midtown, Manhattan by car — if there’s no traffic, which there usually is. The area is made up of two proper towns: Southampton and East Hampton .