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Hamptons Real Estate By the Numbers: June 2017

Our sister site and monthly magazine, Behind the Hedges (, offers an index of Hamptons real estate by the numbers for June 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.

Record price paid per acre, Southampton Village $20.5 million

Record paid per acre, East Hampton Village $35 million

Price paid in 1648 by English settlers to Montauketts for 30,000 acres of East Hampton

20 coats, 24 looking glasses, 24 hoes, 24 hatchets, 24 knives and 100 muxes*

Price paid in 1879 by Arthur Benson for 10,000 acres of Montauk $151,000

Asking price for Dick Cavett’s home with 20 acres of Montauk $62 million

Number of cemeteries, Southampton Town 47

Number of cemeteries, East Hampton Town 45

Cost of one-way Hampton Jitney ticket, 1985 $22

Cost of one-way Hampton Jitney ticket, 2017 $33

1985 cost adjusted for inflation $50

Size of great white shark caught off Montauk by Frank Mundus in 1986, the largest fish ever caught by rod and reel 3,427 pounds

Size of great white shark caught off Montauk by Frank Mundus in 1964, via harpoon 4,500 pounds

Price of wild mako shark at Citarella $14.99 per pound

*Metal awls for making wampum

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