Realtor Mano a Mano: Hamptons vs. Jersey Shore


By Arielle Pierre, Markets Media Life

The Hamptons has the glam, but also the pretentiousness.

The Jersey Shore is relaxed, but it also has loutish behavior.

Which is better? For denizens of NYC, who live within a couple hours’ drive to both, it’s an important question, especially with just a few precious summer weekends left.

Read on for some viewpoints…


Hamptons vs. Jersey Shore Part 1

Photo Via Terry Thompson

Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Hamptons NY

Having grown up a Jersey Girl myself, I have experienced first hand both the Jersey Shore and The Hamptons.  What most people never think about is the water…yes the waterways are very different in New Jersey vs the Hamptons.  Ocean Beaches are much more crowded at the Jersey shore with thousands of Day Trippers flooding the boardwalks and beaches.  Just buy a daily badge and find a plot of sand.  The Hampton’s Bays offer vast open waterways with Tiana, Shinnecock, Peconic and Moriches Bays, just to name a few places where one can fish, sail or just cruise.  Jersey vs Hamptons will certainly depend one’s personal lifestyle.  In New Jersey we go “Down the Shore” for weekly rentals where you may find sprawling homes along the ocean, or summer bungalows a stones throw from the beach.  The lifestyle is always casual with your choice of fresh seafood restaurants and surf shops.  In the Hamptons there’s something for everyone whether you are a “salty dog or a socialite”.  Wine tasting, Sailing, Polo, world class golf courses, shopping galore, Fundraising events, The Hampton Classic Horse show, mansions or beach houses, the Hamptons has it all.


Hamptons vs. Jersey Shore Part 1

Photo VIa Laurie Temple

Mancini Realty, Long Beach Island, NJ

With approximately 130 miles of shoreline on the Atlantic Ocean, the Jersey Shore, and its approximate 40 distinct beach towns, afford visitors the opportunity to select from a host of seaside personalities, budgets and ranges of entertainment, dining and recreational activities – away from its pristine beaches. There is essentially no “keeping up with the Joneses” the Jersey Shore, although its plethora of five-star dining and eclectic nightlight rivals any NYC neighborhood. There is no pressure to be who you’re not here. The Jersey Shore is the ultimate place to “let it all hang out” in whatever context you mean it.

Stay tuned to hear more from Hamptons and Jersey Shore experts!


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