The Village of Briarcliff Manor is located in northern Westchester along the Hudson River. A part of the original Philipsburg Manor, it grew into two separate hamlets; Scarborough and Whitson’s Corner, which later became known as the village of Briarcliff.
This rustic, residential environment is within easy commuting distance to Manhattan. The village center is a quaint tree lined commercial area offering charming restaurants shops and community services. The Police and Fire Station, Post Office, Village Hall, newly renovated Law Park, Town Recreation Center with outdoor pool, tennis and paddle courts are all located in the village center.
Briarcliff has retained its friendly atmosphere as it continues to grow into one of Westchester’s most sought after community. The village offers a variety of housing options-turn-of-the-century estates with dramatic river views, classic center hall colonials, contemporaries, new construction and condominiums can all be found.
- Most of the Village of Briarcliff is in the Town of Ossining, and with a small section in the Town of Mount Pleasant.
- Local Highways: Taconic State Parkway, Rte 9A and 9, Saw Mill Parkway, Rte 100
- Distance to NYC: 33 miles
- Area: 5.75 sq miles
- Population: 7,867 (2010 census)
Briarcliff commuters of can reach Grand Central Station within 42 minutes on the Hudson Line of Metro North Railway from the Scarborough Train Station, located at 156 Scarborough Station Road. It is 5-7 minutes from the Village Center.
Beeline Bus Service: 914-813-7777
- Briarcliff Bus Company, Inc. 914-941-5139
- B. C. Taxi: 914-941-7080
Airport: Westchester County Airport is a 30 minute drive.
Students are housed in three Briarcliff Schools and is the recipient of the Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence from the New York Department of Education.
- Todd Elementary School (K-grade 6) 914-941-8300
- Briarcliff Middle School (grades 7-8) 914-769-6343
- Briarcliff High School (grades 9-12) 914-769-6299
You can also check the website of New York State Education Department for the full school report on Briarcliff schools.
- Rippowam/Cisqua Lower Campus, Mount Kisco (PreK-grade 4) 914-244-1200
- Rippowam/Cisqua Upper Campus, Bedford (grades 5-9) 914-244-1250
- The Hackley School (PreK-grade 12) 914-366-2600
- The Masters School (PreK-grade 12) 914-479-6400
- Rye Country Day School (PreK-grade 12) 914-967-1417
- The Harvey School (grades 6-12) 914-232-3161
- Archbishop Stepinac High School (grades 9-12, boys) 914-946-4800
- Fordham Preparatory School (grades 9-12) 718-367-7500
- Solomon Schechter School of Westchester (K-grade 12) 914-948-3111
- Kennedy Catholic High School (grades 9-12) 914-232-5061
- St Augustine’s School (PreK-grade 8) 914-941-3849
- St Theresa School (PreK-grade 8) 914 923-3286
Visit the many parks Briarcliff Manor has to offer, including Scarborough Park on the banks of the Hudson River near the Scarborough Train Station. This slip of a park is a quiet place to relax, fish and feed the geese.
Walk, bike, roller-blade, or run the North-South County Trailway, a paved, multi-use trail spanning 36.2 miles through Westchester County, 22.1 miles comprise the North County Trailway, from Eastview in the Town of Greenburgh north to Putnam County. The remaining 14.1 miles, south to the New York City border make up the South County Trailway. The North-South County Trailway is situated on what was part of the former Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad.
Play golf at the new public course at Hudson Hills in Ossining and Hollow Brook Golf Club in Cortlandt Manor, and on the private course at Hudson National Golf Course in Croton-on-Hudson, which allows village residents with a qualifying handicap to play. Other nearby private clubs include The Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Pleasantville Country Club and Trump National Golf Club.
Fish, picnic and hike at Croton Gorge Park, a 97-acre property at the base of the Croton Dam with impressive views of the Dam and spillway. There is direct access to New York State’s Old Croton Aqueduct Park, which runs from Croton-on-Hudson South through downtown Ossining and Dobbs Ferry on its way to Yonkers.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns Agricultural Center on the Rockefeller family estate offers a farmers market with products raised on the farm and classes on i.e., food preparation as well as tours, lecture series.
The Jacob Burns Film Center opened in 2001 on the site of the old Rome Theater in the village of Pleasantville. JBFC is a nonprofit cultural arts center dedicated to: presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema in a beautiful new facility. Leading actors, directors, screenwriters are frequent speakers at events.
Shop for groceries at the ACME Market in the Chilmark Shopping Center on Pleasantville Road or Mrs. Green Natural Food Market on North State Road with a full range of organic produce, baked goods and prepared foods.
Enjoy wonderful Italian lunches and dinners at Orfino’s Restaurant, Briarcliff’s social meeting place.
The Patio is the place to go for a casual lunch and a must for brunch with its incredible waffles. Its new Mediterranean dinner menu has great fish, paella and pasta.
Stop at Donato's Trattoria for a slice of pizza.
For authentic Mexican cuisine, head on over to Maya Riviera Bar & Restaurant on North State Road; In addition to a dining room and private banquet area, there is a Bar and Lounge as well as outdoor patio.
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