A bucolic hamlet with agrarian roots

Welcome to Wainscott

The fertile agricultural lands of Wainscott have grown potatoes, strawberries, and many other crops over the past 350 years, and this has helped it to remain the most rural of all the East End villages and hamlets. Although development has grown over the past few decades, its residents remain dedicated to preserving the community’s agrarian roots and rural character. Consequently, Wainscott is a pristine paradise for those who appreciate bucolic vistas and secluded tranquility. Sought-after by elite business leaders, privacy-focused families, and global celebrities, the picturesque hamlet of Wainscott has become one of the most exclusive hamlets within the town and offers a mix of highly-desirable historic homes, modern farmhouses, waterfront properties and more. Once upon a time the only public buildings in the hamlet were a community house, a one-room schoolhouse, a general store, and a little gray-shingled post office. Now there is a commercial center located in Wainscott North with locally owned restaurants, boutiques, and other small businesses. 

What to Love

  • Rural character
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Quaint Main Street
  • Sophisticated, laid-back community
  • Close proximity to other hamlets and villages

Local Lifestyle

Wainscott residents enjoy a quieter, more relaxed lifestyle away from the buzz of nearby hamlets and villages.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Wainscott South has a rich agricultural history, and local farms are still producing vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Residents enjoy stopping at nearby farm stands to purchase locally grown and produced goods. 

Wainscott North offers a nice variety of small shops, and nearby restaurants for residents to enjoy. The Seafood Shop is one undisputed staple offering patrons a menu filled with delicious, freshly prepared seafood and a fully stocked market for those who prefer to prepare their fish at home. Levain Bakery, known for its infamous six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie, is another favorite among Wainscott shoppers. It offers customers a range of indulgent cookies and pastries that are hard to match. And, for those searching for some of the best pizza in the community, look no further than La Capannina, a down-to-earth joint serving specialty pizzas and a variety of appetizers, soups, and pasta. 

Another excellent option is the bright, airy Fairway Restaurant for a light lunch while gazing out over the scenic Poxabogue Golf Course. The nearby Townline BBQ is equally popular for its Texas-style barbecue meat dishes and ice-cold on-tap beer. Stop by to watch the game, or sign up for its popular Trivia Night.

Things to Do

Wainscott residents have a variety of attractions and activities to enjoy, including the highly anticipated
Wainscott Strawberry Festival. Held every summer to benefit the Wainscott Chapel, the festival provides visitors with delicious, homemade strawberry shortcakes, with locally grown and freshly picked strawberries.

One of only 11 surviving wind-powered gristmills on Long Island, the Wainscott Windmill is part of most newcomers’ welcoming tours. It has stood in various locations during its lifetime, but has stood in its current location since members of the Georgica Association acquired it and placed it near the association’s tennis courts. This landmark offers unique insight into the East End’s agricultural history and the desire to maintain a solid connection to those roots. 

The newly acquired Wainscott Green is one of the hamlet’s public green spaces. Residents can gather there to socialize and mix with their neighbors while enjoying the fresh air and sunshine throughout the year.


Wainscott offers residents access to excellent educational opportunities, including: 

Overview for WAINSCOTT, NY

465 people live in WAINSCOTT, where the median age is 55.4 and the average individual income is $96,504. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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55.4 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for WAINSCOTT, NY

WAINSCOTT has 231 households, with an average household size of 1.89. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in WAINSCOTT do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 465 people call WAINSCOTT home. The population density is 69.03 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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