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Quogue

Quogue
Living in Quogue

Quogue is a place that values quiet and seclusion over a fast-paced, bustling lifestyle. This laidback village with its manicured lawns and 19th-century homes is as rich in old-fashioned community charm as it is in history. Abundant in white sand beaches and natural beauty best seen in the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, it is not hard to imagine the rural community it once was.

If you hunger for more activity, this incorporated village is technically part of Southampton, where you'll find plenty of clubs, bars, and upscale restaurants to entertain you. In addition, East Quogue and Westhampton are even closer and offer additional entertainment options.

Quogue Real Estate

From the prestigious beachfront property on Dune Road to the quaint shingled cottages in the village, Quogue homes for sale are highly desirable. Many of the area's historic properties date back from the 19th century and have been lovingly restored so that you can find beautiful Victorian homes with characterful gabled architecture and large shaded terraces.

As well as old world beauty you'll see striking contemporary homes scattered along the picturesque coastline. Along with stunning waterfront views and private beach access, these homes offer luxury interiors that offer the perfect vacation home or permanent residence.

Quogue History

On May 12th, 1659 John Ogden purchased the land that was to become the home of both Westhampton and Quogue from the Shinnecock tribe. Nothing was built on the property until the 1700's when John Foster constructed a house to accommodate his shepherd. Amazingly this structure still survives to this day.

By the mid 18th century the descendants of the original settlers of Southampton founded the Quogue settlement. This community remained a rural one surviving by farming, fishing, and whaling. But in the 1830's the Brooklyn to Southampton Stagecoach began to bring tourists that were attracted by the sun, the sea breeze, and the white sand beaches.

With the building of the direct railroad service to the town in 1870, this trend only intensified and by the end of the century families who had summered in Quogue began to build homes in the area. Many adopted the distinctive shingle-style houses that still exist in Quogue today and help give the town its charming character.

Quogue Attraction

As quiet and laidback as Quogue appears, it still has plenty of things to see. Chief among them is Quogue Wildlife Refuge, which offers 300-acres of non-profit nature preserve. Open 365 days a year it has over 7 miles of trails to hike. These encompass many diverse habitats and take you through forests and past ponds teeming with wildlife.

The preserve has an Outdoor Wildlife Complex that is home to hawks, owls, foxes and a bald eagle. In addition, there are a variety of animals in the Charles Banks Nature Center where you'll find reptiles and freshwater turtles. The center has spectacular views of Old Ice Pond, which is a popular destination for bird watching enthusiasts. School groups can take a guided kayak tour of the pond.

On a large barrier island facing the Atlantic Ocean, you'll find Quogue Village Beach. It requires a permit to park here, which you can buy at the Town Hall. In addition to enjoying the pristine beach, you can also take a peaceful bike ride along the shore.

Those looking to learn a little more about Quogue and its past should pay a visit to the Quogue Historical Society which helps preserve the cultural and architectural heritage of the neighborhood and has two floors of exhibition space to explore.

Lastly, you'll find the not-for-profit Hampton Theater Company in the beautiful community hall of the Village of Quogue. From the time of their founding, they've put on over 100 plays by a wide variety of major playwrights. Their productions start in the spring and continue through to the early autumn.

Quogue Shopping

At Quogue Country Market you'll find only the finest and freshest meat, locally grown produce, baked goods and artisanal cheeses. The market also makes specialty deli sandwiches and other meals to go.

For clothing, there's Mr. Q, a menswear store specializing in a crisp and clean look that is the perfect place to pick up a polo shirt or two.

There's also Little Q, a children's boutique inside The Lily Pad. The latter is a quaint store that is an excellent place to pick up gifts and souvenirs of the town with a selection of retro artwork, postcards, hats and more.

Quogue Restaurants

In town, you'll find local favorite Beth's Café, a casual dining spot that's great for brunch and a light lunch. The restaurant has an outdoor patio area for you to enjoy your gourmet sandwich. Members and guests of the elegant boutique hotel, Quogue Club at Hallock House, can enjoy upscale cuisine featuring produce, meat and fish all sourced from local farmers. The hotel is based in a historic inn first built in 1824 and has since been lovingly restored.

A short drive to East Quogue will take you to the premiere dining destination, Stone Creek Inn. Here you'll be served French-Mediterranean cuisine in a beautifully renovated Victorian home that was a speakeasy during the Prohibition. It stays close to its roots with a carefully curated selection of wine and champagne on the menu.

Quogue Nightlife

In Quogue itself, many of the drinking establishments are within private member clubs like the Surf Club of Quogue and the Quogue Beach Club, so the best option is to hop next door to East Quogue and go to Dockers Waterside Restaurant. Here you'll find no less than three bars overlooking the water and during the high season, there is also live music.

Living in Quogue
Quogue is a place that values quiet and seclusion over a fast-paced, bustling lifestyle. This laidback village with its manicured lawns and 19th-century homes is as rich in old-fashioned community charm as it is in history. Abundant in white sand beaches and natural beauty best seen in the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, it is not hard to imagine the rural community it once was.

If you hunger for more activity, this incorporated village is technically part of Southampton, where you'll find plenty of clubs, bars, and upscale restaurants to entertain you. In addition, East Quogue and Westhampton are even closer and offer additional entertainment options.

Quogue Real Estate

From the prestigious beachfront property on Dune Road to the quaint shingled cottages in the village, Quogue homes for sale are highly desirable. Many of the area's historic properties date back from the 19th century and have been lovingly restored so that you can find beautiful Victorian homes with characterful gabled architecture and large shaded terraces.

As well as old world beauty you'll see striking contemporary homes scattered along the picturesque coastline. Along with stunning waterfront views and private beach access, these homes offer luxury interiors that offer the perfect vacation home or permanent residence.

Quogue History

On May 12th, 1659 John Ogden purchased the land that was to become the home of both Westhampton and Quogue from the Shinnecock tribe. Nothing was built on the property until the 1700's when John Foster constructed a house to accommodate his shepherd. Amazingly this structure still survives to this day.

By the mid 18th century the descendants of the original settlers of Southampton founded the Quogue settlement. This community remained a rural one surviving by farming, fishing, and whaling. But in the 1830's the Brooklyn to Southampton Stagecoach began to bring tourists that were attracted by the sun, the sea breeze, and the white sand beaches.

With the building of the direct railroad service to the town in 1870, this trend only intensified and by the end of the century families who had summered in Quogue began to build homes in the area. Many adopted the distinctive shingle-style houses that still exist in Quogue today and help give the town its charming character.

Quogue Attraction

As quiet and laidback as Quogue appears, it still has plenty of things to see. Chief among them is Quogue Wildlife Refuge, which offers 300-acres of non-profit nature preserve. Open 365 days a year it has over 7 miles of trails to hike. These encompass many diverse habitats and take you through forests and past ponds teeming with wildlife.

The preserve has an Outdoor Wildlife Complex that is home to hawks, owls, foxes and a bald eagle. In addition, there are a variety of animals in the Charles Banks Nature Center where you'll find reptiles and freshwater turtles. The center has spectacular views of Old Ice Pond, which is a popular destination for bird watching enthusiasts. School groups can take a guided kayak tour of the pond.

On a large barrier island facing the Atlantic Ocean, you'll find Quogue Village Beach. It requires a permit to park here, which you can buy at the Town Hall. In addition to enjoying the pristine beach, you can also take a peaceful bike ride along the shore.

Those looking to learn a little more about Quogue and its past should pay a visit to the Quogue Historical Society which helps preserve the cultural and architectural heritage of the neighborhood and has two floors of exhibition space to explore.

Lastly, you'll find the not-for-profit Hampton Theater Company in the beautiful community hall of the Village of Quogue. From the time of their founding, they've put on over 100 plays by a wide variety of major playwrights. Their productions start in the spring and continue through to the early autumn.

Quogue Shopping

At Quogue Country Market you'll find only the finest and freshest meat, locally grown produce, baked goods and artisanal cheeses. The market also makes specialty deli sandwiches and other meals to go.

For clothing, there's Mr. Q, a menswear store specializing in a crisp and clean look that is the perfect place to pick up a polo shirt or two.

There's also Little Q, a children's boutique inside The Lily Pad. The latter is a quaint store that is an excellent place to pick up gifts and souvenirs of the town with a selection of retro artwork, postcards, hats and more.

Quogue Restaurants

In town, you'll find local favorite Beth's Café, a casual dining spot that's great for brunch and a light lunch. The restaurant has an outdoor patio area for you to enjoy your gourmet sandwich. Members and guests of the elegant boutique hotel, Quogue Club at Hallock House, can enjoy upscale cuisine featuring produce, meat and fish all sourced from local farmers. The hotel is based in a historic inn first built in 1824 and has since been lovingly restored.

A short drive to East Quogue will take you to the premiere dining destination, Stone Creek Inn. Here you'll be served French-Mediterranean cuisine in a beautifully renovated Victorian home that was a speakeasy during the Prohibition. It stays close to its roots with a carefully curated selection of wine and champagne on the menu.

Quogue Nightlife

In Quogue itself, many of the drinking establishments are within private member clubs like the Surf Club of Quogue and the Quogue Beach Club, so the best option is to hop next door to East Quogue and go to Dockers Waterside Restaurant. Here you'll find no less than three bars overlooking the water and during the high season, there is also live music.

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