Community Feature: Briarcliff

Set amidst the rolling hills of northern York County, Pennsylvania our Briarcliff Community is the place to be! This community is located in New Cumberland which borders the scenic Susquehanna River – the longest river on the east coast. The borough is well known for its annual National Apple Harvest Festival – held on the last Saturday in September in New Cumberland Borough Park. Perfect for any family. Join this New Cumberland neighborhood and set roots in a tight suburban community.

Briarcliff is around some great local eateries, schools, and so much more! We’re breaking down our top places to visit in this fun community.


For breakfast go to BCB Coffee and choose from a great selection of coffee and pastries. Their coffee is locally sourced and their pastries are made in-house. We love their coffee cake muffins. Grab some dinner at Nicks 411 Cafe where you can listen to music and enjoy some local grub. Their menu is extensive and the atmosphere is relaxing; perfect to sit and enjoy some great pub food.


With top rated schools like Hillside Elementary School and Fairview Elementary School, your kids can get a great education and be involved in the community. These schools are in the West Shore School District, recognized as one of the 2018 Best Communities for Music Education. Your kids can have the musical education experience of a lifetime. It’s a great way for your kids to make friends and pick up a new hobby.

Outdoor Park
New Cumberland Burough Park

Established in 1952, this 29 acre park has everything from fishing and boating to baseball fields and playgrounds! Have a picnic in one of the pavillions with your family. They also have restrooms on site. A great area to bring the kids and having a nice weekend outdoors!

View Inside Your Home
You can choose from 13 distinctive floor plans with 3 to 4 bedrooms and 2 to 3.5 baths. All are detailed to perfection with features and finishes that make your life easier, more comfortable and more fun.

Invite your family and friends over for a nice housewarming party! With this open style kitchen, it will never be too crowded and there is plenty of room to cook for a crowd. Afterall, we know that the party is always in the kitchen. That’s why we love this island for food prep and cooking!

After a long day’s work, we know that all you want to do is get cozy in your bed! That’s why, with our bedrooms, you can feel snug and have plenty of room. Our large windows let in a lot of natural light too!

A great place for your family to relax after a long day is our living rooms, which are big enough for large families and parties!

In Briarcliff you should expect energy saving features like: Double Pane, Argon Filled Glass, Energy Saving R-15 Blown-In Blanket Insulation in all Exterior Walls, R-38 Blown in Attic Insulation, Insulated Basements and so much more. These features can help stabilize the temperature in your home so you won’t have to keep adjusting the thermostat and waste money on gas or electricity.
We’ve put in appliances that are trusted country wide! We love GE dishwashers and GE self cleaning smooth top range/ovens. These high quality appliances will last you a long time so you can enjoy living in your new home and won’t have to worry about updating your features.

Check out more exterior and interior features here!

Be a Gemcraft homeowner, join our Briarcliff community, and become a resident of York County! It’s a perfect community for families and a place to call home. Schedule your tour and walkthrough to see your new home.