Southampton is best known for its famous estate section, sandy beaches and a downtown filled with name brand retailers as well as local boutiques. Southampton Village lies at the heart of Southampton Town. The village is dedicated to its culture and history and is host to The Parrish Art Museum, Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton Cultural Center, Southampton Historical Museum and a fun-filled 4th of July parade. The first English settlement in New York, Southampton was settled by families on land known as Old Town with the help of the native Shinnecock Indians. The region was later named Southampton after the English home of many settlers. It remained mostly a quiet farming village until the late 19th century when the Long Island Rail Road was extended to Sag Harbor and affluent New Yorkers began making the East End their summer destination. Southampton has many ocean beaches. Coopers Beach, located just off Meadow Lane, is regarded as one of the best beaches in the country. The area hosts some of the most desired oceanfront homes in the world