LIVING IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE, NEW YORK...

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LIVING IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE, NEW YORK...

Restaurants, movie theaters, playgrounds, drugstores, Grocery stores, are all within a 1/2 mile radius within the Village limits here and that has been the driving force for homeownership in Southampton since it was founded in 1894.

Small wonder then, that Southampton Village, New York is THE destination for home buyers! Buyers, looking to buy here in the Hamptons are looking for "proximity" more than anything else right now.

A SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE GATHERING ROOM

 

The fact is that Southampton Village and the other Hamlets that make up the "Hamptons" are all where they were since the very beginning for good reason, when there was no mass transportation; when even a buggy ride was a luxury! In the 1600's people walked every place they went.

Farmers, carrying their bags of wheat and rye in a wooden sleigh in the winter and wheel barrow in the summer, walked to the grist mill in water Mill.

There were no massive farms then; family farms were just a source of food--a way of life that every living human needed toTHE WIND MILL IN WATER MILL NEW YORK live and thrive in the earliest times here in the Hamlets of the Eastern End of Long island, New York. Walking was the main mode of travel.

A horse and buggy could help them out but most of the time it was a walk that got you to the place you were going---a job at the Halsey farm; church on Sunday morning or a walk to the general store for provisions.

Flash forward to the 21st century.....

Again, the residents who have homes, either second homes or primary residences here are all walking to the shops, the grocer, the restaurants. They are walking to the ocean beaches, to church, to synagogue, museums, to the theater and to the library here in Southampton village--and it is all on purpose!

THE ORIGINAL GRIST MILL IN WATER MILLWalking is the favorite means of travel here in the Village of Southampton--everything is so close and being that this Village is the ONLY village built right on the ocean, it makes sense that walking is the favorite pass-time.

Fitness gives incentive to all who visit here, who live here or those who have a summer home here.

That is it! That is why this area, Southampton Village and other villages here in the Hamptons are THE place to buy right now; record sales for the area are happening in the places where the amenities mentioned above are located. Running, bicycling and walking are frequent pass-times; the Village of Southampton makes them all easy and fun!

This is not news to those of us who are in real estate in Southampton Village, NY. It is THE destination for home buyers. When buyers come looking, they invariably ask for a Village location, especially since the economy faltered and failed in 2008-2009.

Maybe it's the need to save money on gas?--maybe the need for a relatively easy way to stay fit? These young and not-so-young buyers are ahead of the game if they bought at the bottom of the market...from January '08 to the present. They are young (in their thinking!), savvy New Yorkers, New Jersey and Connecticut families who have spent summers here over the years. They are adventerous Europeans, Brazillians, Chileans and other South Americans who treasure the beaches here over all others in the world. They have picked Southampton Village in which to settle down where they can take walks at twilight with their little ones--where they can dash out for a few minutes to grab a cup of coffee at the Golden Pear on Main, or an old fashioned breakfast at Sip 'n Soda, on Hampton Road.

A FEDERAL STYLE THROWBACK TO THE EARLY SUMMER COTTAGES...

The importance of architecture here in the Village of Southampton is subtle. It is commonly understood that a new home that is built in the Village has a common thread with the past: Traditional and stylish and generally influenced by the summer cottages of the 18th and 19th centuries. The newest homes, the ones that are replacing the ranches of the 50's and 60's and the capes of the 30's and 40's, are more desirable if they are the Greek Revival,  Federal Style, and Gambrel roofed styles.  Generous on the amenities and very appealing to the eye, these new homes and renovated older classics all reflect a very high standard of building and design.

A FEDERAL STYLE THROWBACK TO THE EARLY SUMMER COTTAGESIF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO EAT....

Southampton Village, New York is the one hamlet that is a year-round community and it draws more and more residents each year as people seek refuge from crowded cities, a healthy place to raise a family and for a place to retire.

Here, in this historically famous village, people can shop without the pressure of the big city, they can enjoy a leisurely and delicious meal at La Parmigiana on Hampton Road or an unforgettable meal at Red bar also on Hampton Road. Try the well known Delmonico's on Elm for a New York City steak house classic! A great lunch or brunch can be had at Le Chef and Little Red on Jobs Lane. Also, on Jobs Lane, you can enjoy a delicious lunchJOBS LANE IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE, NEW YORK at The Drivers Seat, or grab a sandwich or a picnic of salads and treats at the Cheese Shop on Main Street or the Deli on Jobs Lane, right near the playground! Lobster rolls and baguette sandwiches, heroes and salads can all be enjoyed right in the park next door.

To shop on Jobs Lane is an unforgettable experience; it has been so since the very beginning--Stevenson's Toy Store now fills an original 2 story building that sits across from the Driver's Seat restaurant.

The former Parrish Art Museum building now houses Southampton Cultural events that are open to the public during the summer. Historically significant, the building and the gardens were designed by the famed Central Park Landscape Architect, Frederick Law Olmstead--The tall columns of the classical Busts of Caesar still stand strong on the famous grounds and line the lovely brick walk which takes you from Jobs Lane to West main street... a scene not to be missed if you come to The Hamptons.

An ice cream cone from the Fudge Shop on Main, a delicious soup and salad at Silvers, also on Main Street and an Italian Ice or a 5 star dinner at Sant Ambroise can make you never want to leave this fabulous and historic POST LANE HOME THAT JUST WENT TO CONTRACTvillage.

The Village of Southampton makes for a perfect place to grow a family--playgrounds, beaches, walking trails, fine schools, theaters and the Southampton Library are all here to support the way a child grows, learns and develops into a happy and productive adult...Homes, such as the house on the left here, are being built for those families who choose to be here full time or the weekends.

Located on a well known historic street, this house is exactly mid-way to the Village center and to Little Plains beach. This home is representative of the sort of houses that home buyers are looking for: On a tree-lined street with the ocean at the end, and just 2 blocks to the center of the Village!

This is the way it should be---Nothing is better than to walk out your front door and be in the center of town or at the ocean in 5 minutes!

Make it a point to come to Southampton Village, New York this summer---Spend a day, a week, a month, a summer or forever right here in Southampton Village, New York.

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Rainmaker
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!

Tni: Yes, I think so too! It has fascinated me since I came East from Michigan in the '80s. This is a relatively small town and it has been suggested that we become a "city" simply because it allows for better/different management of the summer crowds---different policing and the stress on the infrastructure would be better handled. It has not happened yet and I almost hope it won't because I love the "small town" identity we have here.

Apr 07, 2013 04:14 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
Hello Paula, Love the history lesson of your area. So different back in the 1600.
Apr 07, 2013 05:24 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Nice job in promoting where you live and work. May the rest of this year bring you lots of transactions.

Apr 07, 2013 07:54 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Charles Stallions Property Manager
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

That is a wonderful post and sounds like a really nice place. Who would think a place could stay that way this day and age.

Apr 07, 2013 10:53 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!

Will: It is a facinating place and a great one to live in as well...It was different back then, not that I know from personal experience! I hear the stories and the "lore" and take it from there!

Joe:Thank you; I do try to get the word out frequently so that I don't fall below the "fold"! Not on;y that, it is fun to write about such a historical place!

Joe in Pennsacola: It is great and a great place to visit--you should put it on your bucket list!

 

 

 

Apr 07, 2013 11:45 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Great report Paula, I can't wait to get out there this summer.

Apr 07, 2013 11:45 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!

Mitchell: It has never been so beautiful as it is this Spring! You  should stop by the office when you do come out here! I am on Jobs lane right in the Village.....:)

Apr 07, 2013 11:57 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Paula...having grown up on Long Island I am a big fan on South Hampton Village...so beautiful...and great seafood!

Apr 08, 2013 01:08 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!

Jeffrey: I am glad to hear that you know it and I guess you can see what I mean when I write about this wonderful place...Looks. by your picture that you are in a similar place! I hope it is as beautiful!

Apr 08, 2013 08:35 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

Paula, it sounds like an absolutely lovely place to live and a nice place to visit.  I will put it on my bucket list.

May 13, 2013 10:40 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!

kathy: Good--It is a favorite place for vacationers from Europe and South America too.

May 13, 2013 01:10 PM #12
Rainer
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Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

Love this post. You bring out all the colors and flavors that make the Village so appealing. It will be more fun to visit after reading this post than it would be if I had never read it at all!

May 24, 2013 05:49 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!

Brad: That was my intent! :)

May 24, 2013 09:59 AM #14
Rainer
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Jim Joeriman
Coldwell Banker Riviera Realty, Inc - Lacey Township, NJ
Helping Agents Reach New Heights

I really like this post.  It sure serves many purposes and I see it as a tremendous listing tool.

 

Nov 20, 2013 05:53 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Tina Maraj
RE/MAX Cornerstone - Fullerton, CA
Top Agent in Fullerton 2016-2018 714-403-7901

Great information for home buyers.  You really give a out of town buyes a good feel of the area.

Feb 07, 2014 02:44 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!

Tina: Thank you for getting the idea of this post---it has brought me more business than any other post I have written!

Feb 07, 2014 03:32 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Thanks for the local splash. We take a town, one of 38 we deal in and in the blog post rotation "spotlight" them one by one with images, copy, video links. They have to live, love, gotta have your areas before they parachute out of the plane flying over head to hit the ground running. Shift to what there is for listing inventory to kick tires on, consider right?

Mar 17, 2014 10:29 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!

Andrew--Thanks for the words of advice. I have been so involved in other things and since my blog posts never show up anymore on the search engines it really doesn't pay for me to spend so much time on ActiveRain...I do appreciate your words though...

Mar 18, 2014 01:15 AM #19
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JM Padron, CCIM, MRICS
INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES - San Diego, CA
CCIM, MRICS, Serving Mexico-USA Border

Wow sound an exciting place to leave, please let me know if you have a bargain!

Aug 02, 2014 12:30 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!

Hi JM....Bargains are very hard to come by here...the least expensive house in the Village is just about $1mil.! 

Aug 02, 2014 01:28 AM #21
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