Introduction to Pleasantville, New Jersey
Pleasantville, New Jersey, in Atlantic county, is 27 miles E of Vineland, New Jersey and 51 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city is in the Atlantic - Cape May area. There are 19,012 residents in Pleasantville.
The Lenni Lenape Native Americans were the original inhabitants of this area before Henry Hudson came exploring in 1609. The first permanent modern settlers were Europeans who settled here in the 1690s. The early industry of this area revolved around whaling, ship yards, mills, brickyards and iron furnaces.
Pleasantville and nearby Attractions
- Atlantic City Gardners Basin
- Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum
- New Jersey State Aquarium
- Risley Homestead Museum
- Towne of Historic Smithville
- Noyes Museum of Art
Things To Do In Pleasantville
The area has facilities for recreational fishing. One can charter vessels for fishing. Commonly found fish species in the area include sea bass, tuna, blue fish, fluke, drum, striped bass, shark and flounder. Hotels with casinos, as well as marina facilities, are available.
Atlantic City International is the nearest major airport.
Pleasantville Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at the Richard Stockton College, the Atlantic Cape Community College, Burlington County College and Camden County College.