Active Rain April 4, 2010

Briarcliff Manor, NY- The Tree Streets

The Tree Streets is an unofficial nickname of a small neighborhood in the village of Briarcliff Manor that has a number -but not all- of streets named after trees. What sets it apart from much of the rest of the village is the moderate prices and predominant amount of pre war homes. The Tree Steets are also conveniently located…REALLY conveniently located. Todd Elementary School (Briarcliff Manor School district) is walking distance, and the neighborhood borders the 9A highway and the Taconic State Parkway. The village park, pool, downtown, tennis courts, library and Pace University’s Briarcliff campus are also very close. 

Tree Streets

Because of price and location, the tree streets are very popular as starter homes. It is not at all uncommon to see people walking, jogging, and pushing strollers up and down the tree streets. The young and upwardly mobile are attracted to good commuting points, village amenities in walking distance, and the sense of community you feel when you spend any time in the neighborhood. Think of Wisteria Lane without the drama. 

Tree Streets View

While many of the homes predate the 2nd World War, there are a number of baby-boom era houses here as well. The mixture of the architecture and styles give the flavor of variety that is the antithesis of cookie cutter subdivisions. Moreover, the tree streets are a very mature neighborhood, with plenty of tall trees offering shade and charm. The nickname is very fitting. 

The average Tree Streets home is roughly 2100 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, and the median sales price for the past 12 months is $610,000. The lots are typically about a quarter acre. What doesn’t show up in the data is the charm, the curb appeal, and that warm fuzzy you get when you walk down one of those nice tree streets. 

Tree Streets Sign