The Real Deal New York

East Enders insist the North Fork will never be the Hamptons

August 17, 2016 04:30PM

North Fork harbor

North Fork harbor

The North Fork will never turn into the kind of ultra-trendy, ultra-wealthy and ultra-crowded haven that the South Fork has become, a panel of East End builders, brokers, and designers concluded. “People ask me all the time, ‘Is the North Fork going to turn into the Hamptons?’ Absolutely not, because the people who are coming over from the Hamptons are coming because they want the North Fork to remain the way it is,” Brown Harris Stevens broker Marcia Altman told Hamptons Magazine. Still, homeowners there are selling for big profits and more South Fork residents are switching forks. “If I am going to put my money somewhere, I would prefer to put it in one of these up-and-coming areas than something that has already popped,” Altman said. [HM] — Cathaleen Chen