Welcome to Water Mill

Quietly chic with historic charm

Water Mill, a quintessentially historic and charming enclave within the Hamptons, embodies the essence of quietly chic, unpretentious elegance. Nestled where the south side caresses Mecox Bay and gazes out upon the ocean, this waterfront community is a blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage. The area's rich history, dating back to the 17th century, is palpable in its well-preserved architecture and the iconic water mill that gave the town its name, offering a unique backdrop to the serene, picturesque landscapes that define the region.

The allure of Water Mill lies in its ability to offer a retreat that feels both secluded and vibrant. Its streets are lined with historic homes, modern masterpieces, and verdant vineyards that speak to the area’s agricultural roots and its evolution into a sophisticated haven. The community's commitment to preserving its natural and architectural beauty while fostering a contemporary cultural scene makes it a unique destination for those seeking tranquility alongside cultural enrichment.

What to Love

  • Historic charm and elegant waterfront living
  • Unpretentious and quietly chic atmosphere
  • Rich cultural and community events
  • Exquisite local dining and vineyards
  • Serene landscapes and ocean vistas

Local Lifestyle

Living in Water Mill offers a blend of relaxation and cultural engagement. This community prides itself on its laid-back, elegant lifestyle, where days are spent exploring local vineyards, enjoying waterfront leisure, and participating in a variety of cultural events. The residents enjoy a strong sense of community, bound by a shared appreciation for the town’s history, natural beauty, and the arts. The lifestyle here reflects those who value the peace of the surrounding nature and the rich cultural tapestry that the community weaves through its events, galleries, and public spaces.

Dining and Shopping

Water Mill's dining scene, though modest, is marked by establishments that offer exceptional culinary experiences. Duck Walk Vineyards provides locally produced wines and a picturesque setting that embodies the area's agricultural heritage and evolution into a sophisticated retreat. Suki Zuki, a beloved local Japanese restaurant, and Ete, a French bistro with a world-class chef, offer menus that are both refined and reflective of the community's unpretentious elegance.

Shopping in Water Mill, while offering fewer options than its bustling Hampton neighbors, still provides a charming array of shops. From local farm stands offering fresh produce to bespoke boutiques featuring unique finds, the shopping experience here is tailored for those who appreciate quality and exclusivity without the ostentation.

Things to Do

Cultural engagement and outdoor activities abound in Water Mill. The Parrish Art Museum stands as a beacon of artistic exploration, offering exhibitions and programs that reflect the vibrant cultural heritage of the Hamptons. Meanwhile, the Water Mill Annual Car Show by the Mill offers a glimpse into the automotive past, set against the historic backdrop of the town’s iconic water mill.
Seasonal activities, such as apple picking at the Milk Pail and Seven Ponds Orchard, offer family-friendly pursuits celebrating the region's agricultural roots. Fundraisers and community events provide opportunities for social engagement, reinforcing the strong community bonds that define the Water Mill experience.

Overview for Watermill, NY

2,093 people live in Watermill, where the median age is 49.3 and the average individual income is $129,748. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.3 years

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Around Watermill, NY

There's plenty to do around Watermill, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Churchill Wines & Spirits, The Pike, and Gourmet Sorbet.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 2.53 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.21 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.04 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.19 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.77 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.33 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Watermill, NY

Watermill has 938 households, with an average household size of 2.22. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Watermill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,093 people call Watermill home. The population density is 161.37 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.35 / 51.65%

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