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Water Mill is located in Southampton Town, Suffolk County, on the South Fork of Long Island’s famed East End. Listed as one of the country’s most expensive zip codes, this charming Hampton community is known for its magnificent bay and ocean beaches, cultural and historic heritage as well as lovely shorefront mansions with great views of the bay or ocean or both.

Local Area Information

Water Mill is an unincorporated neighborhood and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County’s Town of Southampton on the South Fork of Long Island, New York’s glorious East End. It shares land borders with the village of Southampton on the southwest, Bridgehampton on the east, North Sea on the northwest and Noyack on the northeast. It has miles of water frontage on the south along Mecox Bay and the Atlantic Ocean offering scenic water views and pristine beaches.

In 1644, a watermill was built in the neighborhood and became such a prominent landmark that other settlements were referred to as “east or west of the watermill.” The area was later named Water Mill, and the structure is now a museum and one of the community’s local attractions.

Water Mill is one of the hamlets and villages that comprise the ritzy summer resort destination called the Hamptons, though relatively mellower and more laid-back than East Hampton or Southampton. Thus, it appeals more to those who want a bit more privacy, such as celebrities and other prominent personalities, including the likes of Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez and Kelly Ripa, who own or have owned a mega mansion in the area.

Water Mill, NY 11976 is a consistent finalist in the Top 20 of the most expensive zip codes in the United States, with costs of single-family homes reaching as high as seven- or eight-digit figures. Despite the steep prices, its waterfront properties, especially the ones along Flying Point Road between the bay and ocean shore, remain some of the most coveted in the country.

Other options in Water Mill’s bustling real estate market include a number of 4-bedroom homes or larger, many luxury houses on expansive lots and properties with one or two bedrooms on first floor, private pools and other features and amenities. There are also plenty of rentals and new constructions.

Water Mill is about 96 miles northeast of Manhattan in New York City and served by the Southampton Station via the Long Island Rail Road’s Montauk Branch.

General Information

Township: Town of Southampton | Southampton, New York

County: Suffolk County

Population: 2,506 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

Chamber of Commerce: Water Mill Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Water Mill via the Southampton Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
2 hours 25 minutes to 2 hours 54 minutes.

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Water District
Suffolk County Water Authority

Gas Company(s)
PSEG Long Island
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
PSEG Long Island

Cable/ Phone/ TV/ Internet Provider(s)


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Beaches & Parks

Flying Point Beach is a popular public beach in Water Mill and is the community’s main beach. This Southampton Town facility is lifeguard protected during the summer months, and allows pets except from April 1 through October 1. Nighttime beach barbecues are allowed by permit, as is drive-on access for those with a 4×4 beach driving permit.

Nova’s Ark Project Sculpture Park and Art Center is most notable for the majestic outdoor sculptures that sit on the park grounds. It has a number of other features, such as an equestrian ranch, the Castle Barn, and Elliptical House, a well-known Hamptons landmark.

The Water Mill Community Club offers an array of social events and recreational facilities for lease or use of its members. They include a fully functional Little League field, a practice baseball field, the Burnett Field House, a circa 1890s Community House, a playground, soccer field, and three tennis courts.

The Schools

Water Mill is served by the Southampton Union Free School District, which has three public schools. All the district schools are located in the adjoining Village of Southampton.

A tiny eastern section of Water Mill is served by the Bridgehampton Union Free School District.


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