How much homes cost right now in the Hamptons, one of America's most elite summer vacation destinations

  •  The Hamptons is one of the most elite vacation destinations in America.
  • Many rich celebrities, hedge fund managers, CEOs, socialites, and politicians own multi-million dollar summer homes in the Hamptons.
  • The high volume of mansions in the Hamptons — and its waterfront locale — makes it one of the most expensive real estate markets in the US.

The Hamptons is the preeminent summer vacation destination in the tri-state area.

The Hamptons encompasses more than two dozen villages and hamlets on Long Island. While people live there year-round, it's the months between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend each year when visitors infuse the Hamptons with energy — and money.

The Hamptons is hallmarked by its countless famous and flush residents, including hedge fund managerscelebritiesCEOs, and socialites. Bill and Hillary Clinton have long vacationed on Georgica Beach in East Hampton. And Southampton even has its very own "Billionaire Lane" reserved for the rich and powerful. 

Such prestige doesn't come cheap. At least seven towns in the Hamptons have a median home listing price of around $1 million. That means half the houses for sale in those places are priced under seven figures, and half are priced above. What's more, at least 11 towns have median home prices between $2.2 million to $5.6 million.

That's according to StreetEasy, which recently launched a new Hamptons platform, Out East, for sale and rental listings in the Hamptons. Out East provided Business Insider with a ranking of most expensive towns in the Hamptons based on median list price.

Below, we've featured the 21 towns in the Hamptons where the median list price is highest as of February 22, ranked from least expensive to most. Towns with fewer than 20 homes for sale were excluded from the list. 

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The most expensive homes for sale in the Hamptons

Hampton Bays 

Homes listed: 109

Median list price: $799,000 

Photo credit: Douglas Elliman via Out East listing

Cutchogue (Nassau Point)

Homes listed: 21

Median list price: $949,000 

Photo credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty via Out East listing

Southold

Homes listed: 26

Median list price: $997,000 

Photo credit: Town & Country Real Estate via Out East listing

East Quogue 

Homes listed: 95

Median list price: $1.15 million 

Photo credit: Town & Country Real Estate via Out East listing

Mattituck 

Homes listed: 20

Median list price: $1.175 million 

Photo credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty via Out East listing

Shelter Island 

Homes listed: 89

Median list price: $1.295 million 

Photo credit: Saunders & Associates via Out East listing

Westhampton 

Homes listed: 80

Median list price: $1.297 million 

Photo credit: Douglas Elliman via Out East listing

Quiogue

Homes listed: 25

Median list price: $1.325 million 

Photo credit: Douglas Elliman via Out East listing 

Remsenburg

Homes listed: 49

Median list price: $1.4 million

Photo credit: Brown Harris Stevens via Out East listing

East Hampton

Homes listed: 795

Median list price: $1.995 million 

Photo credit: Town & Country Real Estate via Out East listing

Sag Harbor 

Homes listed: 239

Median list price: $2.2 million 

Photo credit: Douglas Elliman via Out East listing 

Shinnecock 

Homes listed: 21

Median list price: $2.29 million 

Photo credit: Brown Harris Stevens via Out East listing 

Southampton 

Homes listed: 555

Median list price: $2.295 million 

Photo credit: Compass via Out East listing

Montauk 

Homes listed: 203

Median list price: $2.3 million 

Photo credit: Saunders & Associates via Out East Listing

Wainscott 

Homes listed: 78

Median list price: $2.495 million 

Photo credit: Halstead Real Estate via Out East listing

Quogue 

Homes listed: 102

Median list price: $2.57 million

Photo credit: Douglas Elliman via Out East listing

Westhampton Beach 

Homes listed: 165

Median list price: $2.6 million 

Photo credit: Town & Country Real Estate via Out East listing

Amagansett 

Homes listed: 164

Median list price: $3.347 million 

Photo credit: Douglas Elliman via Out East listing 

Water Mill 

Homes listed: 231

Median list price: $4.295 million 

Photo credit: Nest Seekers International via Out East Listing

Bridgehampton 

Homes listed: 203

Median list price: $4.595 million 

Photo credit: Bespoke Real Estate via Out East listing

Sagaponack

Homes listed: 133

Median list price: $5.65 million

Photo credit: Halstead Real Estate via Out East listing

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