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 Population7,739
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+3,370
Age of the Population46


% of people married59.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher70.4%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$183,047
% Above Poverty Level97.8%
% Below Poverty Level2.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time39 minutes
% Working from Home13.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation27.7%


People Living Alone22%
Median Gross Rent$1,384
Median House Value$666,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.8%

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

Briarcliff Manor Almanac

Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City29 miles N of New York, New York
Standard Zip Codes10510
Phone Area Codes914
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

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)

Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.4 inches
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

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

Briarcliff Manor Public Libraries

Briarcliff Manor Public Library
Briarcliff Manor, New York
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