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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 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 Shinnecock Bay. You’ll find the more “modest” 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. Coopers Beach swims above the rest when it comes to particular idyllic white sandy spots. It has achieved national renown and is often 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

The village of Southampton is indeed quite old by American historical standards, tracing its lineage back to 1640. Artifacts of that 17th-century origin still exist — one stands in the form of the Halsey House. This 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 might 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 sushi and many different cuisines in between. Those not looking to engage in a whole meal can grab gourmet cheeses and artisanal chocolates, which can be shared or stashed away in the personal snack collection. Shopping 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 haute canine couture.

Featured Southampton listings

  • Featured

    116 Middle Line Highway, Southampton, NY 11968

    • modern
    • 7 BD
    • 7 BA
    • 2 HB
    • 8000 Sq. Ft.
    • Virtual Tour
    Building presented by Corcoran
    Courtesy of Corcoran