East Quogue is a hamlet in the town of Southampton, New York. It is popular for its small, tight-knit community and nearby outdoor recreation. In addition, residents enjoy being part of Southampton, which features local museums, boutique shopping, and popular beaches.
Climate & Geography
East Long Island's climate is between a humid subtropical and humid continental climate. Summers are hot with frequent thunderstorms, and winters are cold and sometimes snowy. The city's close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean can provide moderating sea breezes.
East Quogue lies on the Shinnecock Bay, and it is located directly south of several parks and preserves, including Maple Swamp County Park, Sears Bellows County Park, and Westhampton Dward Pine Plains Preserve.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
East Quogue is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. The Quogue Wildlife refuge has miles of walking trails, and the Westhampton Dwarf Pine Plains Preserve has trails as well as a short beach.
Residents of East Quogue also have access to the amenities of Southampton, including outdoor areas like Cooper's Beach, Shinnecock East County Park, and Southampton Beach. Additionally, Main Street is the downtown area of Southampton with boutique shopping, art galleries, and small cafes. History buffs can visit the Southampton History Museum and Parrish Art Museum as well.
New York City is just 2 1/2 hours away.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in East Quogue is higher than the state and national averages. Steep housing costs play the biggest factor, but all costs, including health, groceries, utilities, and transportation are above average.
New York does not tax Social Security benefits or public pensions, and though all other forms of retirement income are taxed, they are also eligible for a deduction of up to $20,000. Property taxes on Long Island are high, and the state offers a STAR property tax exemption to qualifying retirees. Sales taxes are higher than average.
There are no hospitals in East Quogue, but there are several hospitals in the surrounding area, including Peconic Bay Medical Center, Eastern Long Island Hospital, and Long Island Community Hospital. Long Island Community Hospital is rated high performing by U.S. News in two procedures and conditions.