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Get to know Southampton

Somewhere during its centuries-long timeline, Southampton became the cream of the crop for summer resort living and has remained there—risen to the top. Oceanfront property achieves its apex, boasting a fleet of the most eye-popping estates this side—or the other one, for that matter—of the Shinnecock Bay. You’ll find the more “humble” abodes further inland, but even those have the potential to wow with their oft-stunning ways. Living by the Atlantic is one thing, but Southampton also boasts world-class relaxing by the Atlantic. When it comes to particular idyllic white sandy spots, Coopers Beach swims above the rest. It has achieved national renown, often being recognized as one of the best beaches in the country. Heavenly homes and beautiful beaches are not to mention several historical sites and a bustling commercial district. We’re not saying Southampton has all you could want out of the Hamptons, but...

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Southampton History & Culture

Formally settled in 1640, the village of Southampton is indeed quite old by American historical standards. Artifacts of that 17th-century origin still exist—one stands in the form of the Halsey House. The house was constructed during the 1680s, represents a classic example of the English-type frame style, and is one of the oldest buildings in the entire state of New York. However, it is far from the only significant Southampton structure—farmhouses, mansions, train stations, and more make up parts of its four national historic districts. Since opening in 1891, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club has hosted the prestigious U.S. Open five times across three centuries. Galleries abound, showcasing the kind of art you may also find on display in a Southampton estate.

Southampton Dining & Shopping

Southampton’s Main Street lives up to its name, serving as a core of village activity with ripples throughout the East End. When it comes to dining, folks are drawn to the area for the requisite exquisite Hamptons seafood while also leaving room for everything from burgers to Japanese and many different cuisines in between. For those not looking to engage in a full meal, there are opportunities to grab gourmet cheeses and artisanal chocolates, which can either be shared or stashed away in the personal snack collection. Shopping, of course, reveals the familiar brand names you might expect a Hamptons village to have in stock. But, it’s the smaller boutiques that shine with top-notch clothing and jewelry options. There are even opportunities around Southampton to spoil your dog and outfit them with the latest in Haute canine couture.

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