Township Of East Hampton
Town of East Hampton Communities
About The Town of East Hampton…
East Hampton is a township on the South Fork of Long Island, New York’s renowned East End in Suffolk County. It attracts thousands of tourists annually, especially during the warmer season, with its pristine white sand beaches, posh restaurants and designer boutiques. It comprises affluent villages and hamlets more famously known as the Hamptons, a summer playground for the rich and famous.
East Hampton is bordered by the Town of Southampton on the west, and the rest is surrounded by several bodies of water: Gardiners, Napeague and Fort Pond Bays to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south. The Town includes a village also named East Hampton and one of the largest privately-owned islands in the country, Gardiners Island.
East Hampton’s large assortment of property options include single-family homes, multifamily houses and co-ops, one of which is Dune Alpin Farm in the East Hampton North neighborhood. Dwellings range from the more modest to 4-bedroom homes to the grander luxury residences and include plenty of rentals and waterfront properties delivering glorious water views of the ocean or any of the beautiful bays.
Many homes in East Hampton have private pools, first-floor bedrooms, legal accessory apartments or provision for one as well as other features and amenities. There are also new constructions, vacant lots, historic homes in certain districts and a few 55+ communities.
The Town has eight New York State parks, many of which are located along the waterfront, and two Suffolk County parks. Like most coastal Mid-Atlantic states, the Town enjoys warm, sunny and stable weather in the summer and cool, wet and often stormy winters with little snow, averaging only around 10 inches per year, due to the moderating influence of the ocean.
The first English settlement in New York State, East Hampton was first named “Maidstone” after the town in Kent County, England. It was renamed “Easthampton” as a reflection of its geographic neighbors’ names, Southampton and Westhampton, and its name was then split into two words in 1885 after the East Hampton Star, a local newspaper, started using the two-word spelling.
Communities in The Township of East Hampton