Welcome to Pleasantville
Quaint and idyllic commutable village with a walkable and vibrant downtown
Pleasantville is a beautiful, charming, and accessible small town located 30 miles north of Manhattan. Settled close to the equally lovely Chappaqua, Pleasantville is an easygoing village known for its quaint, walkable neighborhoods and vibrant downtown district.
It is also home to several notable attractions, such as the lush and idyllic Pace University and the long-standing Jacob Burns Film Center. On the pastoral side of the village is the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, where you can take long walks or go horseback riding. Overall, Pleasantville lives up to its name as a genuinely pleasant, inviting, and tranquil place to live.
What to Love
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Lush, walkable neighborhoods
Vibrant downtown district
New restaurants and eateries
Only 30 miles from Manhattan
Jacob Burns Film Center
Considered Westchester County's central arts and culture hub, Pleasantville is a cozy village and not too far from Manhattan. Known for its excellent public schools and accessibility, it's no surprise that the town has become popular with families and young professionals.
The city is known for having a vibrant, active community with many amenities within convenient walking distance. As for real estate, there are plenty of options ranging from beautiful historic homes brimming with character and newer, modern homes. Most houses are built in the popular Colonial style, but Victorian manors and Cape Cod homes are plentiful.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Some of the best Pleasantville restaurants such as the innovative seafood eatery Pubstreet and the authentic Italian restaurant Dolphin South. Second Mouse is an excellent specialty cheese shop that will delight the most avid dairy lovers. For Asian food, Fatt Root is a quick-serve hotspot serving noodle bowls, salads, rice bowls, and other vegetarian options. Try something truly unique at Falafel Taco, a Mexican-Israeli restaurant that mixes tacos with falafel and other tasty dishes.
Movie buffs and creatives adore the Jacob Burns Film Center, a non-profit theater and art center offering educational film programs for fans of all ages. If you plan to go shopping in Pleasantville, some novelty shops include The Village Bookstore, Pleasantville, New York's only local independent bookstore since 1972. Then there's Glass Onion, a unique gift shop specializing in American craft and handmade goods of all kinds, like ceramics, jewelry, glass, metal, wood, and more.
Things to Do
Pleasantville Farmers Market is Westchester County's largest year-round farmers market. Voted Best of Westchester by readers of Westchester Magazine eight years in a row, the Pleasantville Farmers Market is the perfect stop on your way home from a destination, or make it the actual destination considering it is located in the heart of a gorgeous walking village. With more than 55 vendors, the market is home to a diverse array of meats, dairy items, prepared foods, apples, fresh produce, and so much more.
The mission of the Jacob Burns Film Center is to teach literacy to for visual culture. This non-profit center offers a range of educational programs for all ages to learn more about image, sound, professional development, and storytelling. This community of educators is committed to raising students to be college and career-ready. Programs and resources are available for schools and organizations nationwide.
Year after year, the Pleasantville Music Festival continues to be one of the best and most exciting music festivals in the tri-state area. This single-day festival takes place at Parkway Field and has included many significant acts in the past, including KT Tunstall, The Revivalists, Everclear, Aimee Mann, and Gin Blossoms. The festival hosts three major acts alongside up-and-coming acts and small local bands.
Spend an afternoon at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, a non-profit farm and educational center operating throughout all four seasons that promote sustainable agriculture with fun activities and educational programs. Stone Barns is also home to the acclaimed Blue Hill restaurant. Pleasantville is also home to the Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Located in the eastern foothills of the Hudson River, people love visiting this park for horse-riding, walking, running, bird-watching, fishing, and jogging.
The Pleasantville School District serves Pleasantville. Each of the three schools has received recognition as a state and federal School of Excellence.