Welcome to East Hampton
A sophisticated seaside village with iconic beaches
With easy, natural beauty and some of the most iconic beaches in the world, East Hampton is a coveted place to call home. Founded in 1648, this upscale locale is full of historic buildings and legendary streets, most of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. The tree-lined streets and quaint cottages offer an idyllic slice of old-world charm and a sense of stepping away from modern life, while still maintaining an exceptional level of luxury. One of the oldest towns in America, East Hampton was founded in 1648 by farmers and fisherman from Connecticut, in search of a better life for their families. Today, residents do much the same, although perhaps for very different reasons. This is the place to feel the ocean breeze and hear the waves lapping the shore, rather than the blaring of city traffic.
East Hampton’s artistic flair is deep-rooted, and the town boasts illustrious art galleries, theaters, and screenings to keep its residents entertained. Fall brings Hollywood to East Hampton, with the Hamptons International Film Festival each fall, and the village is buzzing year-round with boutiques, shops, and gourmet restaurants. Homes include the iconic cedar-shingled beach houses, luxurious waterfront estates, and some of the most spectacular properties in the country.
What to Love
- Gorgeous white beaches
- Vibrant art scene
- Secluded hikes and a historic downtown
- Culinary excellence and world-class shopping
People & Lifestyle
East Hampton welcomes a cultivated crowd with a taste for good food, art, and relaxation. Summer days find boutiques and breezy cafes filled with laughter and friends catching up. You’ll find residents out seeing and being seen, shopping at East Hamptons favorites, like Round Swamp Farm, or strolling the historic streets or wide beaches. This is the place to leave your cares behind and East Hampton locals do just that with lazy afternoons spent wandering art galleries, taking in iconic sights like the Hook Windmill, or simply appreciating the village’s colonial architecture.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
East Hampton is home to a discerning community with global tastes and high standards, so the selection of boutiques and restaurants is necessarily outstanding. Designer stores abound, including Gucci and Balenciaga, and simple grocery shopping is elevated to a gourmet experience. Round Swamp Farm is a quaint country market, farm stand, fish market, and bakery offering scratch-made items made from the freshest local ingredients and homegrown vegetables.
Dining out in East Hampton is a study in easy elegance and refined flavors. Nick and Toni's is a favorite for residents and celebrities alike and excels at serving exquisite Italian-Mediterranean fare and seasonally inspired meals, like wood-roasted octopus and gourmet pizzas. Bostwick's Chowder House offers the true Hamptons summertime seafood dining experience. Relax on the patio and indulge in the warm, casual atmosphere. Moby's is the perfect spot for gathering with friends for coastal Italian dishes, like wood-fired pizza, pasta, and salads, along with cocktails and wine.
The East Hampton Grill offers classic American steakhouse cuisine, paired with exemplary service and a notable art collection, while the rustic, nautical-inspired Highway Restaurant and Bar provides a cozy fireplace setting and a menu of creative dishes, such as spicy salmon tartar and roasted foie gras with Asian pear. The intimate tone of Kissaki is perfect for creative sushi plates served in Omakase tasting menus. Enjoy the historic elegance and luxurious amenities of The 1770 House Chef Michael Rozzi’s first-class fine dining room serving a refined, contemporary American menu. Sneak away for a private dinner at The Palm. Tucked away at the historic Hunting Inn, this famed high-end steakhouse serves seafood and a diverse selection of wine.
Things to Do
With an outstanding mix of cultural institutions, stylish boutiques, and chic galleries, East Hampton offers residents an elegant array of ways to spend the day. The LongHouse Reserve puts art and beauty of all forms on display. Founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, it houses collections, gardens, sculpture, a shop featuring unique pieces from renowned artists, and special programs. Georgica Pond, a 290 acre coastal lagoon, is the site of some of the toniest estates in the country, including the famed Grey Gardens house. The illustrious Guild Hall is a center for visual and performing arts and hosts the Hamptons International Film Festival weekly summer screenings.
East Hampton residents adore the area’s spectacular beaches and you’ll often find locals relaxing with a good book or strolling the shores of Georgica, Wiborg, Egypt Lane, or Two Mile Hollow beaches. Healthy living and resort amenities feature prominently in the East Hampton lifestyle and residents have the opportunity to take advantage of world-class amenities at the private East Hampton Golf Club, a hidden gem of the Hamptons, or the prestigious Maidstone Club. The family-owned Hampton Racquet is a boutique country club perfect for those who play tennis, while the East Hampton Tennis Club offers 15 outstanding outdoor Har-Tru tennis courts, two year-round paddle tennis courts, and a clubhouse. For chilly winter days, visit the friendly East Hampton Indoor Tennis.
East Hampton Real Estate
Mala Sander and her team are the leading Hamptons real estate agents, helping clients sell and buy Hamptons real estate. They are the ultimate experts in buying, selling, and renting a property in the Hamptons every step of the way, from the initial meeting and showings to negotiation and closing. Contact Mala Sander today to learn more about their real estate services in the Hamptons or browse our exclusive listings of East Hampton homes for sale below.