Established in 1648, the Village of East Hampton and the East Hampton Real Estate market continues to exhibit the original layout flourishing its unique beauty and character. The prosperous land had been divided into lots for growing crops, pasturing livestock, and harvesting hay, timber, and salt. These open spaces, landscapes, and quaint neighborhoods add to the charm and strong character of East Hampton and East Hampton Village Real Estate.
In the recent 30 years, Main Street of East Hampton has become a destination in itself for the Hamptons. Not only are the sidewalks lit by romantic lamp posts, filled with shops and cozy benches to relax and take in the fresh air, but they are lined with astonishing window displays of luxurious boutiques such as Coach, Tiffany & Co, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, and Hermes. East Hampton's Main Street is the shopper's paradise of the East End of Long Island and the Hamptons. A short distance from Main Street are picturesque neighborhoods promoting the Village as a summer retreat. Ocean Avenue is filled with sincere old-fashioned shingled cottages, where the summer colony began centuries before. The surrounding summer Hamptons estates on the Eastern Plain compliment and remind many of how the agrarian community began and still exists in this East Hampton Village today.
In addition to the magnificent neighborhoods and popular Main Street, the history of East Hampton and New York continues. In 1639, Lion Gardiner founded the first English colonial settlement, located between the two forks of Long Island, which later became New York State. For the last 400 years, the Gardiner family and its descendants have owned this private island. Today, Gardiner's Island continues to be the only real estate of America still to be intact as part of an original royal grant from the English Crown.
Astounding history, breathtaking landscapes, magnificent homes, oceanfront estates, quaint neighborhoods and luxurious boutiques give the Village of East Hampton character like no other. Enjoy your days on one of East Hampton's ocean beaches, or shopping on Main Street, and your nights under the stars at your summer retreat, a home away from home, in East Hampton of the East Hampton Real Estate market.