Small Town America in the Shadows of NYC

Heidi Henshaw

Heidi Henshaw
Trump International Realty

Located on the beautiful Hudson River, Briarcliff boasts its own Town pool and tennis facilities plus the stone Law Pavilion (rentable for private events) and historic Briarcliff Library which was once a train station early in the 20th century.

The overall feeling is freedom, warmth and a supportive community–security.

Briarcliff is also surrounded by prestigious world-class golf including Trump National Golf Course. Spectacular luxurious golf town houses can be purchased for those who want 24- hour- manned gate-house security in a beautiful private setting. The Trump Club offers golf, pool, tennis, gym and fitness, dining and social events and activities for members.  However, many of the town’s people line the course to watch the spectacular July 4th fireworks which are not to be missed!

Westchester backgroundThere are also many open spaces and parks.  Rockefeller State Park borders Briarcliff and is a very popular spot for hiking, running, dog-walking, sledding, cross-country skiing or just catching an amazing sunset….Other recreation includes basketball, hockey, tennis, softball,swimming and classes for children and adults.  There are also annual town community events that include races, rides, parades and celebration!

The Westchester Mall is just a 10 minute car ride for a great shopping experience.  Or visit one of the many spas that are nearby. Traveling North one can find peace and tranquility in the Catskills or Adirondack Mountains areas.  Traveling South one is relaxing at a Hamptons beach in under two hours.

Although Briarcliff is just under 7 square miles, there are also impressive estate areas including Scarborough Rd. which includes the 65 acre Holly Hill estate that Riveronce belonged to Brook Astor.   Other Scarborough Rd grand 20th century turn-of-century estates have breathtaking Hudson River views.  There are several other estate areas with beautiful homes that have golf course views or Hudson River views.

The award winning, sought after Briarcliff school system has some people comparing it to private educational facilities.  There is one elementary school, and the middle school and high school are on the same campus.  Briarcliff High School offers a vast array of quality courses including many AP and honor level courses. There are also performing arts stage productions, dance and art shows, and science programs and competitions where students exhibit their talents and knowledge.  The sports scene is popular for both male and female students.  Briarcliff sports teams have garnered many awards over the past ten years including Womens  NYS Basketball and  Soccer Champions and Mens NYS Baseball Championship Finalists..

While Briarcliff has it’s share of celebrity and successful individuals, they blend in and are able to maintain their privacy.