EAST HAMPTON, NY: Real estate in East Hampton is a major industry and estate homes for sale and luxury homes for rent abound in this renowned seaside resort. Iconic beach homes nestled on pristine white sandy ocean beaches have long made East Hampton one of the most coveted summer destinations, and its top rated restaurants, fine shops and boutiques, the John Drew Theater, an active art scene, world-class golf, and the Hamptons International Film Festival also help to make it a year-round attraction.
The Village of East Hampton, settled in the 1600s, has been a world class resort destination since the turn of the last century and a playground to many of the rich and famous over the decades – including at various times Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Bouvier/Beale family, the deKoonings, Martha Stewart, Larry Rivers, Ron Perelman, Jackson Pollock, Linda Eastman and Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Robert Motherwell, Jerry Seinfeld, and Stephen Spielberg.
While its own Estate Section features some of the world’s most exquisite oceanfront homes as well as splendid manor estates, encompassing the renowned Maidstone Club, a links golf course dating back to 1891, East Hampton also offers many fine homes for sale and rent in every price range.
Its vibrant Main Street area has many boutiques, art galleries, a museum with a full theater, a movie complex, several inns, and a wide variety of restaurants. These include the 1770 House, the Maidstone Arms, the Palm, Nick & Toni’s, the iconic Sam’s Restaurant, Rowdy Hall, the Blue Parrot, and Citta Nuova – to name a few. For more casual fare, the village also offers the Golden Pear, several very good pizza parlors and delis, and Mary’s Marvelous – which is exactly as it sounds.
Long a cultural center in the Hamptons, art, music, dance and live theatre abound in East Hampton. Regular art and sculpture openings and exhibits take place both in and off season at Guild Hall, Ashawagh Hall, Gallery Valentine, the Vered Gallery, the Wallace Gallery, the Eric Firestone Gallery, and the Birnam Wood Gallery, amongst other venues. Live performances of music, dance and theatre also take place year round at the John Drew Theater located in the center of town. The Main Street movie complex also serves as the central focus of the increasingly popular Hamptons International Film Festival every Fall.
Home to the famed Artists & Writers Annual Softball Game, various functions hosted by the Ladies’ Village Improvement Society, the East Hampton Library book signings, and many other charitable and social functions, East Hampton provides a rich roster of events for every interest.
For those who enjoy pristine, secluded ocean beaches, white sandy beaches along East Hampton’s oceanfront are amongst the best in the world.