Nancy Mizrahi is my go-to colleague when clients ask me for referrals to buy or rent homes on the East End of Long Island. Nancy weighs in on where to go and what to do this summer in the Hamptons. 

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Lance: What tips would you have for those who are searching now?

Nancy: It’s not too late! There are still a lot of very good houses available and as we get closer to summer, houses that were listed for sale [if not sold] will be new to the rental market. Tell your readers to call me at 631-458-4905 or email me at nmizrahi@saunders.com and to mention your name; I will take good care of them. 

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Lance: Thank you! What is the best part of each Hamlet out East?

Nancy: They are all great and offer different experiences including outstanding organic farmers markets every weekend, antiquing, cultural events, art shows and more.

  • Southampton is loved for its world renowned beach, great shopping and restaurants.
  • Water Mill offers quiet tranquillity and the arts including Parrish Art Museum and The Water Mill Center.  
  • Bridgehampton, Sagaponack and Wainscott are all centrally located with charming towns and are equidistant to both East Hampton and Southampton and minutes to the ocean beaches and Sag Harbor.  
  • Sag Harbor is loved because it has an old whaling town feeling and harbor with beautiful yachts and extraordinary sunsets as well as many restaurants and shopping.
  • East Hampton is the Madison Avenue of the Hamptons with great beaches – both ocean and bay – which are readily accessible for water sports such as stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and sailing.
  • Amagansett is a charming hamlet with true beach life and is totally casual and down to earth.
  • Montauk is great for fishing, nature walks, great restaurants and nightlife; it’s the latest spot for all the hipsters.
  • Shelter island is sought for peace and tranquility and because it is completely away from the maddening crowd.

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Also, every town has tennis clubs and some houses either come with private courts or have community courts. All hamlets offer a diverse range of arts, galleries and antiquing. Southampton has concerts in the park; Bridgehampton has weekly chamber music concerts; East Hampton has the Guild Hall and Galleries; Sag Harbor has the Bay Street Theater, and Amagansett has The Stephen Talkhouse. You can find golf in all towns across the East End, there are nature trails throughout the Hamptons, and of course there is biking everywhere.

Lance: What are the must-attend events and places that you recommend this summer?

Nancy: I love the Water Mill Center, Dan’s Taste of Two Forks, Art Hamptons and Art Market. I also love the Garden Tours and the Designer Showhouses. Saunders also has a newsletter that shares what’s going on every week. Here is the latest newsletter, but anyone can feel free to contact me to be put on the list.

Lance: Thank you, Nancy!

Nancy: Thank you, Lance.

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Written by Lance Nguyen