Hamptons Real Estate By the Numbers: July 2017

Hamptons Real Estate By the Numbers: July 2017

Our sister site and monthly magazine, Behind the Hedges (BehindtheHedges.com), offers an index of Hamptons real estate by the numbers for July 2017. Read these tidbits and factoids, and feel satisfied knowing a little bit more than most about East End properties, history and more. Or, store them deep in your brain now and impress friends and colleagues at cocktail parties later.

Price paid by Salem H. Wales for 10 acres by Lake Agawam for his estate, “Ox Pasture,” 1880 – $4000

Price for acreage by Lake Agawam, 1870 – $50 an acre

Asking price, 420 Ox Pasture Road, Southampton, 2017 – $31,700,000

Number of watchcases made per day, Fahys Watchcase Factory, Sag Harbor, 1899 – 12,000

Average price of watch with gold-filled Fahys case, 1899 – $9.50

Asking price, Penthouse 418, Watchcase – $5,950,000

Year ferry service began on Shelter Island – 1846

Year East Hampton Town Board favored a bond issue to build bridges from North Haven to Shelter Island and Shelter Island to East Marion – 1931

Year the Shelter Island Bridge and Tunnel Authority was formed – 2006

Acres of land planted for potatoes, Long Island, 1940s – 70,000

Acres of land planted for potatoes, Long Island, 2017 – 2,500

Wholesale price per bushel, New York potatoes, 1946 – $3.80

Wholesale price per bushel, New York potatoes, 1946, adjusted for inflation – $47.80

Wholesale price per bushel, New York potatoes, 2017 – $3.00

Want more hot news and insights from the Hamptons real estate scene? BehindtheHedges.com is the premier real estate and lifestyle destination on Long Island’s fabled East End, featuring in-depth, exclusive content tailored to the Hamptons.

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