Briarcliff Manor

Why Live Here?

Briarcliff Manor, an incorporated village of about six square miles, 30 miles up the Hudson River from New York City, is known for excellent schools and expansive homes. The village straddles two towns, with most of it in Ossining and about ten percent in Mount Pleasant. It offers an eclectic array of houses from grand colonials and custom mansions to ranches, raised ranches, smaller colonials and capes, available in limited numbers. There are several condominium complexes as well. The village has a row of some great independent shops, from gift shops, fashion boutiques, home design stores and galleries; and a plethora of restaurants, many of them offering Italian cuisine, as well as an old-fashioned ice cream parlor with outdoor benches. Village street signs picture the Briarcliff Rose, the village symbol, and the Briarcliff Manor Garden Club works hard to plant, maintain and improve public gardens and grounds.

The Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District serves about 1,500 students in three schools, one elementary, one middle school, and one high school. About 230 Briarcliff Manor children are enrolled in the Ossining Union Free School District, primarily those from the Scarborough and Chilmark neighborhoods. All of Briarcliff’s schools have been awarded School of Excellence commendations.

There is plenty of provision and opportunity for recreation, including golf, tennis, paddle tennis and horseback riding. For a fee, you can take advantage of the village pool, and the recreation department offers year-round programs for all ages. Law Memorial Park, in which the pool is situated, is a showpiece of the more than 170 acres of parkland in Briarcliff Manor, and there are youth baseball, soccer, lacrosse and softball teams, along with various arts offerings. A summer day camp is popular and enrolls more than 400 children. Several Scouting organizations including Cub, Boy and Eagle Scout troops, and Brownie and Girl Scout Troops, all founded in the early 1900s. The community comes together throughout the year, for a Community Bonfire in the winter, the Memorial Day Parade in May, and the Fourth of July Parade, with many events including live music, refreshments and craft projects for children. The public library offers computer classes, book discussion groups, and many programs for kids and teens.

Commuters to Manhattan, (about a 45 minute trip), travel from the Scarborough Station of the Metro-North Railroad Hudson Line. Westchester County’s Bee Line Bus System provides service along Routes 9 and 9A for those who work in White Plains, Tarrytown and Port Chester.

Why We Love It

You feel like you are in a Norman Rockwell painting at the Memorial Day Parade! It’s a great, small town feeling and a lot of fun. ~ Jason

This is a great village for kids with so much for them to do, from a big range of sports programs to the chance to be in plays and musicals to so many different activities at the library. ~ Tina

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Todd Elementary SchoolK-5
Briarcliff Middle School6-8
Briarcliff High School9-12
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