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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    Ask a resident of Briarcliff Manor what makes their town so special and they just might start humming the theme song from Cheers, because Briarcliff is indeed a town where everyone knows your name. This 5 ¾ square mile village sits along the scenic Hudson River and is situated within the Town of Ossining and the Town of Mount Pleasant.

    BriarcliffChances are you will run into someone you know at Law Memorial Park, one of seven parks and three nature trails in Briarcliff. Named after Walter Law, the founder of Briarcliff Manor, Law Memorial Park is the centerpiece of this quaint village and offers residents a pool, clay tennis courts, paddle tennis courts, a playground and a beautiful two-story outdoor pavilion that can be rented for private parties. The Briarcliff Recreation department offers social activities from summer day camp and school vacation programs, to yoga classes, tennis lessons, and seniors programming. Dog obedience classes ensure that Briarcliff dogs are as friendly as the residents.

    Briarcliff has a charming downtown with a wide variety of restaurants. Locals gather at Orfino’s and The Patio to catch up on the local chatter while enjoying a great meal. For heartier appetites, Flames Steakhouse serves up perfectly aged beef, succulent lobster and Caesar salad. Club Fit is the go-to spot to work out for both adults and kids after indulging in a meal at their favorite Briarcliff restaurant.

    Donald Trump has brought a bit of glamour to Briarcliff with Trump National Golf Club . On number 13, a 101 foot tall waterfall pumps 5,000 gallons of water every minute. Golfers love the beauty -- but hate the distraction -- of this spectacular sight.

    This small community with a convivial personality is home to young and old, new residents and long-time residents alike, who enjoy their neighbors as much as they enjoy living in Briarcliff Manor.