Located just 31 miles north from Grand Central Terminal in NYC, the Village of Pleasantville in the Town of Mt. Pleasant is “home, sweet home” for over 7000 residents. Its name is synonymous with neighborliness, volunteerism, tranquility and tolerance; attributes that are embraced by all who live and work here.
Settled in 1695, it was formerly known as “Clark’s Corners”, and the village was once a stop along the Underground Railroad. Pleasantville became an autonomous local government in 1897, and today is governed by an elected Board of Trustees, comprised of a Mayor and four trustees, each elected to 3 year terms.
The original home of The Readers Digest corporation, Pleasantville is now a regional destination, well reputed for the quality of its public services, public schools, fine arts, dining, and a host of cultural and recreational attractions for the community. Home to the Jacob Burns Film Center, and an irresistible collection of small boutiques, restaurants and shops, Pleasantville is a cultural and artistic hub located in the center of Westchester County, easily accessible by auto, bus or rail.
Housing in Pleasantville consists primarily of single family homes, from smaller capes to large historic Victorians that line Pleasantville’s main streets. A limited number of apartments are available, as well as co-ops and luxury condominiums.
Settled in 1695, Incorporated in 1897
Local Highways: Saw Mill Parkway, Routes 9, I-87, I-287
Distance to NYC: 31 miles
Area: 1.85 sq miles
Population: 7,260 (2019)
292 spaces (Parking Map)
Parking permits are strictly limited to residents and business employees. Currently all parking permits are sold out but a wait list is maintained. (Permit)
All permit parking lots are free after 3pm and free on weekends.
Metered Parking in effect Mon-Friday 6:00 am to Midnight. Saturday and Sundays are Free.
Pleasantville Taxi & Car Service 914.610.8668
Chappaqua Taxi & Limo 914.238.3194
Greeley Taxi & Limo 914.238.2828
The Westchester County Airport is a 20 minute drive.
The Village of Pleasantville is served by two highly rated public school districts, with small teacher/ student ratio, and among the most desirable in Westchester County.
Mount Pleasant Central School District (member of the Tri-State Consortium of high-performing school districts) 914.769.5500
The Parks and Recreation Department seeks to provide high quality, diverse and well-planned recreational programs for the entire community, including Pre-School, Youth, After School, Sports, Mini-Camps, Summer Camp, Adults, and Seniors. There are also many local parks to visit:
Nannahagan Park has playground equipment, a walking trail, basketball courts, pool (registration required; future large-scale renovations and improvements are being planned), and a pond for fishing.
Parkway Field/Farrow’s Field has baseball/softball fields, soccer fields, football field, and lacrosse field.
Roselle Park has playground equipment, baseball field, soccer field, and a basketball court.
Soldiers & Sailors Park has playground equipment, baseball/softball fields, soccer field, football field and lacrosse field.
Public tennis courts are available at the Pleasantville Middle School and at Foxwood Condos .
Bike and walk the North-South County Trailway, a paved, multi-use trail spanning 36.2 miles through Westchester County, 22.1 miles comprise the North County Trailway, from Eastview in the Town of Greenburgh north to Putnam County. The remaining 14.1 miles, south to the New York City border make up the South County.
Graham Hills Park in Mt Pleasant is a 431 acre park geared toward experienced mountain bike riders and hikers who appreciate a rugged and diverse terrain. Considered a premier mountain biking destination, it is one of only three county parks in Westchester open to mountain bikes. (Trail Map)
Play golf at one of the many local courses:
Hudson Hills Golf Course is in nearby Ossining and open to the public.
Pleasantville Country Club has a nine-hole, double-tee course.
Hollow Brook Golf Club offers 18-hole courses in Cortlandt Manor.
The Jacob Burns Film Center opened in 2001 on the site of the old Rome Theater in the village of Pleasantville. JBFC is a nonprofit cultural arts center dedicated to: presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema in a beautiful new facility. Leading actors, directors, screenwriters are frequent speakers at events.
The Pleasantville Music Festival is a single-day music festival which takes place annually at Parkway Field. Major acts perform alongside up-and-coming national acts and small local bands from around the tri-state area. The festival regularly attracts thousands of concertgoers, and in addition to music, it features a beer and wine garden, kids activities, information on zero waste programs and local charities, vendors and more.
The Pleasantville Farmers Market is the largest year-round farmers market in Westchester open every Saturday.
Jean Jacques Culinary Creations is a café with pâtisserie/bakery and retail store, offering casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and everything in between, 7 days a week. All gourmet foods and desserts are created on-premise and prepared with only the purest, natural ingredients.
Get homemade pastas and cheeses locally at Trotta’s House of Pasta; Second Cheese Mouse is a quaint cheese shop with a large selection of small batch cheeses, charcuterie, hand-crafted accompaniments and homewares; and Flour and Sun Bakery is a charming, colorful bake shop specializing in creative desserts & cupcakes.
Pleasantville is filled with a variety of restaurants to choose from: The Riviera is a longtime, family- owned kitchen serving classic Italian eats in a warm setting, also offering a Cocktail Bar to serve perfect pairings with your meal; Mediterraneo is a charming, upscale Mediterranean eatery emphasizing Italian cooking in a faux-villa setting with sidewalk tables; Dai Sushi is a straight-up, low-key eatery for sushi plus Japanese basics like tempura, teriyaki, udon & katsu; Bollywood Grill serves authentic Indian and IndoChinese dishes that provide a wide variety of choices for vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters; Little Mumbai Market is a casual stop for Indian & French street eats with vegetarian options, smoothies & a juice bar.
Soul Brewing Company is a true local brewery and taproom, with offerings of small-batch artisanal ales and lagers, and a place to meet friends/family and play a few games of cards, darts, or foosball, and to take in some music and art made by neighbors.
In nearby Thornwood, Swaddee House of Thai has some of the best authentic Thai food in the county, offering a large menu of traditional & vegetarian dishes, plus a lunch buffet; and The Barley House is a cheerful gastropub with contemporary American bites & creatively displayed tap beers, plus a patio.
Home Depot is 10 minutes away in Hawthorne.
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