The Hamptons consistently commands some of the highest real estate prices in the U.S. year after year. Beautiful beaches and flat farmland define its landscape. Quaint main streets are at once charming and chic. For its merits, the area has attracted artists, writers and the well-to-do set for more than a century. But as the Hamptons started gaining recognition and popularity, the potato farms were quickly replaced by housing developments. Recognizing that overdevelopment of the East End would threaten the area’s agricultural heritage and natural beauty, a small group came together to start The Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund (CPF) to protect the farmland, open space, and character of these East End communities.
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