Pleasantville


Why Live Here?
A key reason residents love living in Pleasantville? Everyone walks. At 1.9 square miles, Pleasantville is a place where students walk to school, something parents appreciate both for the exercise factor for their children and for themselves, and for the chance to connect with other parents and catch up on the news; and people walk downtown, and to the library, and to a park. One of several municipalities in the town of Mount Pleasant in Westchester County, Pleasantville often has been described as a place that seems to come from a Norman Rockwell illustration with its many tree-lined streets and rocking chair front porches.

One of the other things residents love are the year-round Saturday farmers market, the largest in Westchester, with over 55 vendors of locally grown and produced food participating. It won the readers’ choice “Best of Westchester” award from Westchester Magazine for three consecutive years. The Jacob Burns Film Center, a top notch, old- fashioned Spanish Mission-style movie theater complex, is another Pleasantville favorite. It screens more than 400 films yearly and hosts a big roster of guest speakers. Nearby, the center’s Media Arts Lab offers classes for all age. Also on the “favorites” list is the Pleasantville Music Festival, a one-day outdoor event that draws thousands for live performances by breakout stars and local artists. Food, drink, kid-activities, and a zero waste program that keeps everything shipshape add to the ambiance.

Housing choices range from older, historic Victorians that border the downtown to colonials, Tudors, and ‘60s-era ranches and cottages. There are under 400 condominiums in four complexes, and 140 co-ops in three complexes, but there are no large apartment buildings. Most working residents commute, either to New York City, 30 miles away and about a 55 minute Metro-North Railroad Harlem Line ride to Grand Central Terminal, or to neighboring communities or Connecticut via convenient parkways and highways. When one steps off the train, the little downtown is welcoming and charming, with almost entirely local, independent shops, stores and galleries, and an inviting row of restaurants, cafes, bars and coffee shops.

Each of the District’s three schools has been recognized as a state and federal “School of Excellence” and the community takes pride in the rigorous curriculum and top student performance on standardized tests. Parental involvement is welcome and over 150 stakeholders are participating in a multi-year strategic plan to ensure the future excellence of the schools. A small portion of Pleasantville is within the Mount Pleasant School District and students residing in this area attend the Mount Pleasant Central School District Schools. Also, with a focus on young residents, Pleasantville has its own recreation department that oversees four parks, a swimming pool and tennis courts, as well as over five miles of mountain biking trails. The municipality sponsors team sports for kids throughout the year, and there are classes for children at the library, the media arts lab and the film center.

Why We Love It
When you love movies there is no better place to go and the Jacob Burns Center for screenings and the chance to interact with famous movie personalities. The kids love the classes, too – one time they learned how to walk like a zombie! ~ Andrea

There are such great restaurant choices right in town! People don’t have to drive anywhere whether they want a “white tablecloth” experience or something more casual, and afterward they can just walk home. ~ Chirag

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