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Overview

Introduction to Sea Cliff, New York

Sea Cliff, New York, in Nassau county, is 8 miles SE of New Rochelle, New York (center to center) and 19 miles NE of New York, New York. The village contains a population of approximately 5,066.

Sea Cliff History

In the 17th century, the area was known as "Muskeeta Cove". It was originally inhabited by Native Americans, but an Englishman, Joseph Carpenter, purchased the land from the Indians. The area was developed as a municipality in the 1870s and was incorporated as a village on October 10th, 1883. It was named because of its location on a bluff by the sea. Sea Cliff became a popular resort town in the 1890s.

Sea Cliff and Nearby Attractions

  • Tappen Beach
  • Sea Cliff Village Museum
  • Hempstead Harbor Park
  • Science Museum of Long Island
  • Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

Things To Do In Sea Cliff

Sea Cliff is home to several parks including Central Park, Elm Park, Clifton Park, Veteran's Memorial Park, Prospect Park, Plaza Park, and Roslyn Park. The Sea Cliff Municipal Beach features a sandy strip and offers facilities for various sand and water sports. The Tappen Beach is also easily accessible from Sea Cliff. The exhibits in Sea Cliff Village Museum reflect the historical and cultural background of the region. Planting Fields Arboretum State Historical Park, and Queens County Farm Museum are other popular attractions in the area.

Sea Cliff Transportation

John F Kennedy International Airport is the closest major airport.

Sea Cliff Higher Education

Long Island University - C W Post Campus, New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury, and Hofstra University are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,069
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+2,635
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married58.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher67.9%
Median Earnings25+$51,968
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$102,344
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,818

Wealth

Median Family Income$133,558
% Above Poverty Level94.3%
% Below Poverty Level5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.7%
% Using Public Transportation15.6%

Housing

People Living Alone22.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,766
Median House Value$650,700

Ancestry

Irish27.8%
Italian19.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.7%
German16.4%
English8.9%
Russian7.8%
Polish4.2%
Dutch3%
Swedish2.9%
Scottish2.6%
African2.3%
Greek2.1%
Norwegian1.3%
French Except Basque1.3%
Austrian0.9%
Arab0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Turkish0.6%
Moroccan0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
US/American0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Sea Cliff Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11579
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.84
Approximate Longitude-73.64

Sea Cliff Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMINEOLA
Distance8.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationSCARSDALE
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance14.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baxter Estates948$177,083
Glen Cove27,246$87,852
Glen Head4,860$120,063
Glenwood Landing3,869$146,103
Old Brookville2,154$213,750
Roslyn Harbor1,000$196,250

Sea Cliff Public Libraries

Sea Cliff Village Library
SEA CLIFF AND CENTRAL AVENUES
Sea Cliff, New York
(516) 671-4290

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Sea Cliff Public Schools

Sea Cliff Elementary School
280 Carpenter Ave
ZIP: 11579
(516) 277-7501
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
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