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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.

People

Total Population 5,025
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,602
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 59.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 66.5%
Median Earnings25+ $56,354
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $101,111
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,946

Wealth

Median Family Income $135,577
% Above Poverty Level 95.2%
% Below Poverty Level 4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5%
% Using Public Transportation 16.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,645
Median House Value $649,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 9%
Irish 24.8%

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

Sea Cliff Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of New Rochelle, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles NE of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11579
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.848
Longitude -73.645

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)

Station MINEOLA
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Station SCARSDALE
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 14.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baxter Estates 816 $196,750
Glen Cove 27,245 $81,423
Glen Head 4,620 $121,801
Glenwood Landing 3,767 $155,903

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

Sea Cliff Public Libraries

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

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