Briarcliff Manor, NY
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Briarcliff Manor is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,028 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Briarcliff Manor is the 223rd largest community in New York.

Briarcliff Manor home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Briarcliff Manor real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Briarcliff Manor is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 96.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Briarcliff Manor is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Briarcliff Manor who work in management occupations (19.93%), office and administrative support (14.14%), and healthcare (11.41%).

Of important note, Briarcliff Manor is also a village of artists. Briarcliff Manor has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Briarcliff Manor’s character.

Also of interest is that Briarcliff Manor has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.09% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Briarcliff Manor is a college town. There are a lot of students in Briarcliff Manor attending college, and as a result Briarcliff Manor provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Because of many things, Briarcliff Manor is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Briarcliff Manor a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Briarcliff Manor has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Briarcliff Manor’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Briarcliff Manor is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Briarcliff Manor, the average commute to work is 34.86 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Briarcliff Manor, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Briarcliff Manor is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Briarcliff Manor, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Briarcliff Manor is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 70.38% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Briarcliff Manor in 2010 was $76,256, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $305,024 for a family of four.

Briarcliff Manor is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Briarcliff Manor home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Briarcliff Manor residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Briarcliff Manor include Irish, Russian, German, and English.

The most common language spoken in Briarcliff Manor is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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