Sag Harbor, once known as the “un-Hampton,” settled in the early 1700’s and originally a harbor second only to that of New York. In fast-growing Sag Harbor, an area that includes North Haven, North Sea, and Noyack, the charms and possibilities are endless. It’s a place where balmy salt air commingles with quaint village streets and sailboats dot the sparkling shores.
It’s historic mark is most notably as a bustling whaling town port, which peaked in the 1840s and was mentioned in Herman Melville’s classic “Moby Dick”. Today visitors are still enchanted with Sag Harbor’s historic significance, charming and century old architecture, picturesque streets and shops, and overall charm of a time gone by. A stroll through the streets allows a look at the evolution of Hamptons real estate where early colonist’s Capes, whaling captains’ Greek Revivals, and wealthy industrialists’ Victorians sit side by side.
Sag Harbor’s Long Wharf is home to major yachts and sailboats, just as it was home to whaling vessels decades ago. After the sun sets, sample fine cuisine from around the globe at new and notable restaurants. As the night moves on, set your sights on taking in live theatre or music at Bay Street Theater. In Sag Harbor, there are just not enough hours in the day to savor all the attractions.
North Haven is in a word: luxurious. Private, multimillion-dollar luxury real estate with stunning gardens, stunning swimming pools, private beaches, and secluded coves dot the North Haven landscape. The Village of North Haven is one of the five incorporated villages of Southampton and measures approximately 2.7 square miles. Surrounded by water on three sides with Noyac Bay on the west, Shelter Island Sound on the north and Sag Harbor Bay on the east, this tiny village is pristine and simple.
The popularity of the Morton Wildlife Refuge is what draws so many to the Noyack area for a day of hiking and the unique experience of having chickadees eat birdseed right from your hand. Trout Pond is an all-time favorite place to sit and enjoy lunch, take a cool and refreshing swim, or just stroll the trails surrounding the freshwater pond. Golfers enjoy strolling the links at The Bridge and at Noyack Golf Club before heading for drinks and dinner at MJ Dowling’s Steakhouse and Bar or Bell & Anchor just off Mill Creek.
When considering homes for sale and real estate in the Hamptons of Long Island, New York, Town & Country Real Estate has a property to show you in Sag Harbor, North Haven, Noyack, and North Sea that fits your interest and Hamptons lifestyle, whether it be a forever home, summer house, vacation rental, or investment property. Visit our Bridgehampton Office or Southampton Office to meet with a luxury real estate specialist today.