The Hamptons

The Hamptons

The Hamptons are a group of towns, hamlets and villages that run along the coast of Long Island’s South Fork. The area is notable as a popular summer and weekend retreat for affluent New Yorkers. The Real Deal reports real estate news in the Hamptons, which often includes pricey residential deals in and around the seaside resort towns.

The Hamptons Q&A

What is the real estate market like in the Hamptons?
Given its popularity as a summer retreat, many of the notable properties in the Hamptons are private homes. However, the various Hamptons towns all have commercial spaces with restaurants, retail, and offices. There are several seaside hotels. In our Tri-State issues The Real Deal reports on the state of the Hamptons resi market, some of the priciest listings in the Hamptons, summer hotspots, and more.
Who are the biggest real estate players in the Hamptons?
Many major New York City brokerages, including Corcoran, Brown Harris Stevens, Douglas Elliman, Sotheby's, Compass and more, take advantage of the high-end clientele in the Hamptons with outposts in the region. The Real Deal's reporting on firms with new Hamptons outposts, as well as local broker rankings, can be found in our Latest below.

The Hamptons Top Stories

July 23, 2019Robert Futterman was charged with a DUI after a Hamptons car crash.

The Latest

A new report finds that Hamptons prices skyrocketed as demand outpaced supply this year (iStock)

Report details Hamptons rental boom

The Hamptons’ rental market had a booming season, yet the number of online bookings failed to surpass last year’s, a new report found. Homes did not sit empty. Rather, many owners pulled their homes...

Report details Hamptons rental boom
Matt Lauer and his North Haven estate (Getty; Corcoran)

Matt Lauer relists 6.2-acre estate on the Peconic River for $44M

Disgraced television host Matt Lauer has put his North Haven estate back on the market for $44 million, according...

Matt Lauer relists 6.2-acre estate on the Peconic River for $44M
Ron Perelman and his estate in the Hamptons (Getty; Google Maps)

Ron Perelman mulls listing Hamptons estate for $180M

Ron Perelman may part with his sprawling East Hampton estate for the right price. The billionaire banker and businessman...

Ron Perelman mulls listing Hamptons estate for $180M
Renters continue their tri-state bookings, eliminating the post-Labor Day slowdown (iStock)

In Hamptons and elsewhere, season no longer ends on Labor Day

Judi Desiderio calls it ‘tumbleweed Tuesday.’ On the day after Labor Day, renters disappear, leaving beaches and restaurants empty....

In Hamptons and elsewhere, season no longer ends on Labor Day
32 Windmill Lane and Andrew Saunders (Realtor)

Hefty prices, robust sales: Hamptons market thrives in Q2

The Hamptons is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country as the exodus from Manhattan has...

Hefty prices, robust sales: Hamptons market thrives in Q2
Chopper ride-sharing services are seeing increased demand for Hamptons helicopter route as wealthy New Yorkers book commutes to Manhattan (Illustration by The Real Deal; iStock)

Chopper rides from Hamptons fly off the shelves as Covid changes plans

Elites are snapping up the fastest ride from the Hamptons: by helicopter. A chopper ride-sharing service, Blade, last week...

Chopper rides from Hamptons fly off the shelves as Covid changes plans
In the Hamptons, the median sales price hit $1,080,000, up 9 percent over the first quarter (iStock)

Home prices set new records as inventory falls across Long Island

Long Island homes sold at record-setting prices last quarter as areas of the tri-state saw increased attention from New...

Home prices set new records as inventory falls across Long Island
Corcoran's Pam Liebman and Bespoke's Cody and Zachary Vichinsky. Inset (clockwise from left) Zibby Schwarzman, Vera Wang, Barry Weiss, Mohammed Grimeh, and Ian Snow (Getty, Abana, Wikipedia Commons; Liebman by Sasha Maslov)

Corcoran exposes Bespoke’s little black book in Hamptons legal battle

A commission dispute from a 2018 sale in the Hamptons has turned into a courtroom brawl and exposed a...

Corcoran exposes Bespoke’s little black book in Hamptons legal battle
Donna Lennard of Il Buco (Getty, Il Buco NYC) 

Hungry, hungry Hamptons: NYC restaurants follow “gold rush”

For the Hamptons crowd, summer began in mid-March this year as they fled a city becoming the global epicenter...

Hungry, hungry Hamptons: NYC restaurants follow “gold rush”
In Manhattan and Brooklyn, signed contract activity was down last month by a wide margin compared to a year earlier (iStock)

Residential contract signings plummet in NYC, hold steady in Hamptons

New York’s three-month shutdown largely ground new residential deals to a halt — and the number of contract signings...

Residential contract signings plummet in NYC, hold steady in Hamptons

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