The Village of Southampton in the Southampton Real Estate market was established in 1640 by English Puritans sailing form Lynn, Massachusetts. Guided by a resident Shinnecock Indian, the early colonists settled in the ideal location of what is now North Sea Road in Southampton.
Thomas Halsey, a colonizer of Southampton, built his home in 1648. Still standing today, The Halsey House is believed to be the oldest English-style house in the United States. Having converted the home into a museum, it has also become a common place for social gatherings of programs and events for the Hamptons community.
In 1871, the Long Island Railroad extended its tracks to Southampton leading to a boom in Hamptons and Southampton real estate. New Yorkers began to travel further east to retreat along the sensational beaches during the summer months. Today, Main Street is the heart of Southampton where beautiful boutiques and shops, chic art galleries, and alluring restaurants continue to flourish just minutes from Southampton ocean beaches and world famous golf courses like Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, the National Golf Links and Sebonack Golf Club.
One of the oldest settlements in New York, Southampton is home to the most pristine beaches and a high-end real estate market with ultra luxurious homes. Southampton is unique in that it possesses a vibrant night life and prosperous business district while maintaining a serene, beautiful and pleasant community.