Briarcliff Manor (“Briarcliff,” for short) is a primarily residential village on the eastern side of the Hudson River about 30 miles from Manhattan. The village straddles two towns: Ossining and Mount Pleasant. Residents are served by Metro North through the Scarborough station on the Hudson line. Briarcliff Manor is known for its schools, expensive homes, small town setting and picturesque downtown.
Scarborough is a hamlet mostly in Briarcliff and part in Ossining. It is mostly residential and has some of the most expensive houses in the village, with close proximity to the Hudson River. Throughout Briarcliff, you will find homes with various architectural styles ranging from Tudor, Gothic and Federal architecture.
The Village Center is the central business district and is located on Briarcliff’s main street on Pleasantville Road. The Briarcliff Recreation Department offers summer camps, after-school programs and programs during school breaks, offerings for seniors, swimming, tennis and baseball. You will also find over 180 acres of parks and recreation facilities, including the Westchester County Bike Trail and two country clubs. Many buyers are drawn to Briarcliff because of the reputation of the schools, but most end up staying because of the community.