Montauk, New York
This town of about 4,000 people sits like a shingled island among the protected forest, rolling grasslands, and foamy breakers
tumbling in from the Atlantic. It’s a refreshing cocoon of preserved land. (Sixty-five percent of the town is protected in
a preservation fund.) The community is driven by entrepreneurs, savvy business people, and conservationists—all dedicated
to preserving Montauk.