Introduction to Briarcliff Manor, New York

Briarcliff Manor, New York, in Westchester County, is 8 miles N of White Plains, New York and 29 miles N of New York, New York.

Briarcliff Manor History

The region was initially owned by Frederick Philipse, a Dutchman. The Philipse family abandoned this land after British forces lost the American Revolution. Walter W. Law, a New York City businessman, purchased land in this area in 1890 and named it Briarcliff Farm. Law developed the village, which later adopted the name Briarcliff Manor. Brooke Astor, an American philanthropist, novelist and socialite, was a resident of this village.

Briarcliff Manor and nearby Attractions

  • Peekskill Museum
  • Rockefeller State Preserve
  • Katonah Museum of Art
  • Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Bergen County Zoological Park

Things To Do In Briarcliff Manor

Holly Hill, Brooke Astor's home, is located in Briarcliff Manor. The village is also home to the Trump National Golf Course. The Neuberger Museum of Art, the Katonah Museum of Art, the Haverstraw Brick Museum, the Peekskill Museum, the John Jay Homestead Historic Site, the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic and Union Church are some of the museums and historic sites located within 10 miles of Briarcliff Manor. Fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking and camping can be enjoyed at the Blue Mountain Reservation, Blauvelt State Park, Kingsland Point County Park or at High Tor State Park. The Bartlett Arboretum, the New York Botanical Garden, the Bergen County Zoological Park, and the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium are all accessible from Briarcliff Manor as well.

Briarcliff Manor Transportation

Westchester County Airport is nearby.

Briarcliff Manor Higher Education

Pace University-Pleasantville Briarcliff, SUNY Westchester Community College, Mercy College and Iona College are all nearby.


Total Population 7,739
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,370
Age of the Population 46


% of people married 59.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 70.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $183,047
% Above Poverty Level 97.8%
% Below Poverty Level 2.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 39 minutes
% Working from Home 13.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation 27.7%


People Living Alone 22%
Median Gross Rent $1,384
Median House Value $666,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.8%
US/American 0%
English 5.3%
Irish 12.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Briarcliff Manor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles N of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10510
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.145
Longitude -73.824

Briarcliff Manor Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.4 inches
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Briarcliff Manor, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Briarcliff (10510)

Scarborough (10510)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chappaqua 1,287 $129,375
Hawthorne 4,583 $119,574
Ossining 38,136 $98,070

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Briarcliff Manor Public Libraries

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