Introduction to Pleasantville, New York
The Iroquois tribal people who raised corn in Pleasantville were the original inhabitants of the area. In 1695, Frenchman Huguenot Isaac See settled as an agent for Frederick Philipse, a Dutch landowner. In 1846, Pleasantville witnessed the emergence of the Harlem Railroad and the New York Central Railroad. Pleasantville was also the original home of the Reader's Digest. It was incorporated in 1897.
Pleasantville and Nearby Attractions
- Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
- Blue Mountain Reservation
- Katonah Museum of Art
- Rockland Lake State Park
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- Tallman Mountain State Park
Things To Do In Pleasantville
The Trailside Nature Museum and the Katonah Museum of Art are both interesting places to visit. Recreational opportunities can be found at the Kingsland Point County Park, Graham Hills County Park, and Rockland Lake State Park. Local churches include Holy Innocents Church and Emanuel Lutheran Church. Pleasantville Country Club provides opportunities to play golf. Music Festival is a local celebration.
Westchester County airport is near Pleasantville.
Pleasantville Higher Education
Pace University-Pleasantville Briarcliff is the local college. Other colleges nearby include Suny Westchester Community College, Iona College, Suny College at Purchase, and Mercy College-Main Campus.