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Seniors End Up In Easthampton

3622183_ny_east_hamptonThe Town of Easthampton New York, senior travelers will find at the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island and is the easternmost town in the state of New York.

I picked up on this town as Jackie Kennedy’s childhood summer home just listed for $53.99 million. The main house was built in 1917 by John Vernou Bouvier Jr., Jackie’s grandfather.

Easthampton has a population right at 22,000. The town includes the village of East Hampton, as well as the hamlets of Montauk, Amagansett, Wainscott, and Springs.

It also includes part of the incorporated village of Sag Harbor. East Hampton was first called Maidstone, after Maidstone, Kent, England. The name was later changed to “Easthampton”, reflecting the geographic names of its neighbors, Southampton and Westhampton.

 Seniors Enjoy America’s Most Beautiful Village


TripAdvisor suggests that seniors not miss Main Beach, a must see, followed by Longhouse Reserve.

Being near the water, scuba and snorkeling, kayaking and canoeing and sightseeing tours on the water are highly popular with both the locals and visitors. Senior visitors will enjoy a  stroll along the Village  Green in Easthampton.

The Village of East Hampton, founded in 1648, was one of America’s earliest English settlements. Today, the Village of East Hampton still provides a rich record of the architecture and agricultural way of life in early America.

The Village’s wide Main Street, the Village Green, Town Pond, South End Burial Ground, and the area around Hook Mill are all remnants of the Village’s original seventeenth century design.


Remaining historic houses and farmhouses, barns, outbuildings, fences, pastures, windmills, and schools accent what has been called “America’s most beautiful village.”

Seniors Find A Cradle Of American History

In 1998 the Town of Easthampton, New York celebrated its 350th anniversary. This alone makes it special; few places in America were settled earlier. Even among those that were, none have the unique character peculiar to East Hampton.

It is called “A Cradle Of American History” as East Hampton was founded in 1648 by a group of farmers and fishermen who came from Connecticut across Long Island Sound. They came not for freedom but to make their living.


Early East Hampton was as much a theocracy as the Massachusetts of the Puritans; including witches and witchcraft trials – but fortunately no hangings or burning at the stake.

Farming and fishing was the livelihood for most until the beginning of the 20th century when the town began to attract wealthy families, artists and writers as a refuge from the city.

 The local Chamber of Commerce invites seniors to request a Brochure on Easthampton. This historic town offers seniors an exciting and interesting visit. -jeb




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