With its spectacular oceans and white sands, the Hamptons are the summer getaway for the wealthy and boasts Forbes' "most expensive zip code" in the U.S. - Sagaponack's 11962. Historic architecture, modern interior design mixed with the landscape's natural beauty provide living at its finest. With homes owned by Hollywood and New York's hottest celebrities and the world's rich and famous, the Hamptons hosts galas and parties in lavish homes that are often the topic of social diaries. Made up of hamlets and villas, each part of the Hamptons has its own distinct flavor.
The two main areas of the Hamptons are Southampton and East Hampton.
Southampton, with its small population of year-round residents, is a luxury getaway spot for New Yorkers who move in for the summer months into their private, lavish abodes. Charming and generous bed and breakfasts and summer rentals are key to the local economy. The area is located in southeastern Long Island in Suffolk County. Southampton includes the following areas:
A charming blend of woods and ocean, East Hampton is the home of old New England families that have lived in the area for multiple generations and the stars that stud the tabloids. Its modern government seeks to preserve its old world charm by keeping out mega-malls and fast-food culture. Its hamlets and villages include: