Real estate news across the East End

Who’s First In The Rental Race?

Thanks to the folks at Out East, we have a pretty good idea of which villages and hamlets have gotten a bump with more renters coming this summer, and which have been bumped down the list.

The latest report, which analyzes Out East user search data, states that East Hampton stays in the top spot — no surprise there. Sag Harbor jumped from fifth place in 2018 to third place (knocking Southampton out of its place) with, get this, 650 full-summer rentals on the market, with a median price of $65,000.

Who’s new? Hampton Bays, which wasn’t even on the list last year, has jumped in at number seven. With a median asking price of $45,000, Hampton Bays is the darling of the T.J. Maxx set, where you get the max for the minimum spend.

What place was removed from the Top 10 list this year? Quogue. And Shelter Island is in the 10th position. So, if you’re looking for more peace and quiet, at least relatively speaking, those are probably the best bets.

Renters usually snatch up their summer cribs in April. For more information about the numbers, and to check out summer rentals, visit