The Hamptons is one of the most celebrated summer resort areas in the world and is renowned for the strength of its real estate market, with luxury estates for sale, many oceanfront and bayfront properties for sale, and an ever-growing demand for summer rentals. A magnificent stretch of fine sandy beaches and farmlands on the eastern end of Long Island, New York, from Southampton to East Hampton and Montauk, and the charming seaside villages between, the Hamptons are an extraordinary blend of country living and sophisticated society. With New York City just 90 miles away, it has long been the summer playground for the celebrated, wealthy, artistic and well connected. The area has become increasingly international in recent years, as buyers from around the world have invested in its luxurious lifestyle.
Originally settled in the 17th century, the Hamptons offer much more than the many beautiful ocean and bay beaches. Quaint villages and hamlets such as Amagansett, Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor and Westhampton Beach are graced with an abundance of world-class boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, fine restaurants and historic sites. The richness of the local architecture ranges from summer cottages and classic, traditional manor houses to sleek, modern beach houses.
Perhaps nothing evokes the splendor of the Hamptons more than its natural beauty, as displayed by rolling fields and horse farms, seaside bluffs, inlets and bays, and of, course, the Atlantic Ocean. Endless opportunities for recreation are to be found, from deep-sea fishing, parks and nature preserves, to tennis, first-rate golf clubs to polo and equestrian sports. On the water you can find legendary surfing destinations, open water for yachting and sailing and hidden coves for kayaking and sunbathing.
Brown Harris Stevens is a leading residential real estate firm and the exclusive Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate in Manhattan, Palm Beach, the Hamptons and the North Fork. With seven offices throughout the east end of Long Island, Brown Harris Stevens is fully prepared to assist with navigating through the many choices associated with buying, selling or renting a home. Since 1873, the firm has placed the interests of its clients and customers first and foremost, with a commitment to providing discreet and trusted service every step of the way.