The Village of Briarcliff Manor is nestled along the historic and scenic Hudson River. With 5 3/4 square miles of land, the Village offers a rustic residential environment within easy commuting distance to Manhattan and all that New York City has to offer. Less than thirty miles north of Manhattan, Briarcliff Manor is easily accessible via Route 9, Route 9A, Route 100, Saw Mill River Parkway, and Taconic State Parkway. Metro-North railroad makes regular stops at the Village's Scarborough Train Station, providing many residents with the opportunity to commute to New York City by train.
The Village's Central Business District is a quaint, tree-lined commercial area offering charming shops, restaurants and convenient services. With brick sidewalks, free parking and period street lighting, the area is one of the most desirable in the region. The Village's population was 7,696 according to the 2000 U.S. Census. Briarcliff Manor is situated within the Town of Ossining and the Town of Mount Pleasant, with over 91% of the residents in the Town of Ossining.
Two public schools districts, Briarcliff Manor and Ossining, serve the Village. Both districts have been recognized for their excellence. Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District includes one high school, one middle school and one elementary school; Briarcliff High School, Briarcliff Middle School and Todd Elementary School. Ossining Union Free School District includes one high school, one middle school and three elementary schools; Ossining High School, Anne M. Dorner Middle School, Roosevelt School, Claremont School and Brookside School as well as Park Early Childhood Center.
One of the proudest accomplishments of the Village of Briarcliff Manor has been its ability to carefully and creatively balance development with the preservation of open space and the Village's historic character. In fact, the Village itself owns and maintains over 172 acres of active and passive parkland.