Living in the Hamptons
A conglomerate of towns, hamlets, and villages along the scenic shores of New York, the Hamptons name carries a heft of weight behind it. For some, the Hamptons double as a location and a lifestyle: the lavish lap of luxury outside the ever-churning grind of New York City. It’s where the level to which oceanfront property is coveted can only be matched by that of a tee time. For others, well, the location and lifestyle criteria still apply, albeit in a far more laid-back manner. So if your idea of “escape” doesn’t involve ornate gatherings and rubbing shoulders with celebrities, worry not: there's a section of the Hamptons carved out for you too. Overall, the area still has a rural atmosphere, calling back to a history rich in agriculture and fishing and cementing its reputation as the archetypal summer getaway spot.