Long Island: East Hampton
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. East Hampton was voted “the most beautiful village in America” by National Geographic Magazine.
As of the 2010 census, there were 21,457 people, 8,410 households, and 5,257 families residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village was $76,054, and the median income for a family was $89,109. 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.
A sign welcomes visitors and residents to East Hampton, a village established in 1648, located in Suffolk County, on the South Shore of Long Island.
East Hampton Town Hall has received a recent makeover preserving its eighteenth and nineteenth century timber framed charm.
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 into a plush suburb and resort for the wealthy upper class from New York. It has also become a major weekend destination for New Yorkers during the summer. The community is referred to informally as “The Hamptons”.
The Justice Court has original jurisdiction over all crimes occurring in the Town of East Hampton.
East Hampton House, a 52-room luxury resort in the heart of East Hampton, on Long Island’s picture-perfect South Fork.
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.
A historical marker for the First Church at James Lane In East Hampton, built by the Town in 1651 and used until 1717.
A war memorial dedicated to the veterans of the Town of East Hampton.
East Hampton’s beaches are among of the best beaches in the world for its clean white sand, accessibility and connection 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 them prohibit parking.
East Hampton Old Hook Windmill, built in 1806, is also known as Old Kappeli Konquest Hook Mill and is a historic windmill on North Main Street in East Hampton.
The Village has its own police department, the East Hampton Town Police Department.
East Hampton Post Office, East Hampton NY.
In addition to its famous beaches, East Hampton offers a diversity of arts and entertainment with two theaters for live theatrical productions on Main Street. The Village Green is one historical place where cattle once grazed. It 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.