And now, the conclusion of the Curbed Cup, our annual award to the East End neighborhood of the year. Because this is the most important decision of all time, the polls will be left open until noon, January 1. Let the final battle begin!
Our first contender is Sag Harbor! Curbed readers had no trouble nominating the whaling village, and neither did East End Brokers! In fact, back in September, Town and Country Real Estate CEO Judi Desiderio noted that this village saw the "greatest increases in the total sales volume and median home sales." On top of that, Sag also saw its highest land sale this year ($12 million for three acres!), and the 2010 Hampton Designer Showhouse. And when it's not the real estate: it's everything else! Sag made plenty of headlines for its new restaurants, including LT Burger, and those pesky rumors about the American Hotel. There really is something for everyone here, including a pair of offensive legs.
Up next is Montauk. In terms of development action alone, The End is definitely on top. In the past year, more monumental Montauk real estate hit the market than anyone would've liked to see. The East Deck Motel, Salivar's, the Montauket Hotel, the Inlet Marina, and even a portion of the Deep Hollow Ranch (you know, the one J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexel just purchased), are all up for grabs! And with new additions like Navy Beach and Edition, The End's dining and shopping scene doesn't seem to be letting up either. Add to that America's most controversial 7-Eleven for proof that everything is happening in "the only town remaining with organic Hamptons charm."
· Curbed Cup 2010 Coverage [Curbed Hamptons]