East Hampton, Long Island
East Hampton is a village located in Suffolk County, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of East Hampton and is considered a wealthy community on the southern coast of Long Island known for its green farmland next to beautiful beaches and its many popular residents. As of the 2000 census, there were 1,334 people, 635 households, and 337 families residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village was $56,607, and the median income for a family was $62,500. Males had a median income of $41,181 versus $37,083 for females. The latitude of East Hampton is 41.031N. The longitude is -72.035W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 0 feet.
In 1648, the area was founded by English farmers from the mainland and still remains an active witness to the evolution of the United States. East Hampton has been known for its tradition of agriculture and fishing which already changed in the early 20th century in to a plush suburb and resort for the wealthy upper class from New York. Also, it has become a major weekend destination for New Yorkers during the summer. The community is referred to informally as “The Hamptons”.
Notable residents include, Ina Garten, Ian Hornak, Steven Spielberg, Larry Brown, and Renee Zellweger. The racial makeup of the village composes of 93.10% White, 1.42% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.87% Asian, and 1.87% from other races. East Hampton’s beaches are among of the best beaches in the world for its very clean white sands, they are relatively accessible, and connected to the main land. Several beaches in East Hampton village are Georgica, Main Beach, Wiborg Beach, Egypt Lane Beach, Two Mile Hollow. In fact, The East Hampton's Main Beach consistently ranks as one of America's Top Ten beaches according to "Dr. Beach" Stephen B. Leatherman. None of the village beaches have an abundance of parking but strict restrictions implemented on neighborhood streets adjoining the beaches prohibit parking. In addition to its famous beaches, East Hampton offers a diversity of arts entertainment with two theaters offer live theatrical productions in Main Street.
The Village Green is one of the village historical districts where village cattle once grazed and originally stretched from the edge of Town Pond to the Hook Mill Green. The area is mainly served by East Hampton Union Free School District consisting of three public schools such as John M Marshall Elementary School, East Hampton Middle School, and East Hampton High School. The district is doing their best in giving each student good educational programs to improve their learning skills and capabilities. For shoppers, it’s a best way to shop in sport top international labels that can be found on either Main Street or Newtown Lane such as Coach Factory and Polo where there is an excellent Art Gallery.