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Get to know Briarcliff Manor

Tucked between the towns of Mount Pleasant and Ossining, Briarcliff Manor is a leafy Northern Westchester village stretching from Scarborough hamlet, on-Hudson, to the hills above the Pocantico River. It’s an easy sprint from the city, on Metro-North, and a natural fit for nature-lovers: There’s 170 miles of parkland here, from a plethora of soccer fields and sandy baseball diamonds to Hardscrabble Wilderness Area, filled with miles of meandering trails. Emporiums of handcrafted home goods and gift baskets, plump with local provisions, dot the brick sidewalks of downtown, punctuated with planter boxes and bistro tables. Colonials cocooned in front porches coexist in intimate neighborhoods with geometrically-intriguing Mid-Mods, enlivening Briarcliff’s snail-shaped borders with personality. The paved 22-mile North County Trail cuts past the Tudor library, once a train station, and the fish-filled waters by the current one in Scarborough invite you to cast a line.
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Living in Westchester

Don’t call it upstate. This cosmopolitan county north of New York City is a collective of towns, hamlets and mid-sized cities that put virtually every lifestyle imaginable within an hour’s commute of Manhattan. It’s due north of the Bronx, next door to Connecticut, and the gateway to the Hudson Valley. Metro-North’s Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines make for speedy service into Grand Central — an express ride from many down-county communities runs comparable to the F train from South Brooklyn, with a much sunnier view. Lower Westchester’s villages prioritize convenience, while the verdant horse country to the north is a favored destination for those looking to fade away in privacy. The Hudson and Long Island Sound form its two coasts, conspiring with an inland chain of lakes and reservoirs for unbeatable boating, fishing and other recreational endeavors. Chain stores are noticeably absent from many Main Streets, which run chockablock with character-filled indie shops.

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