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Overview

Introduction to Pleasantville, New York

Pleasantville, New York, in Westchester county, is 7 miles N of White Plains, New York (center to center) and 28 miles N of New York, New York.

Pleasantville History

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.

Pleasantville Transportation

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,275
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+3,396
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married53%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher60.7%
Median Earnings25+$69,714
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,774
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$147,865
% Above Poverty Level96.6%
% Below Poverty Level3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation16.2%

Housing

People Living Alone27.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,465
Median House Value$571,300

Ancestry

Irish24.7%
Italian23.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20%
German15.1%
English7.2%
Polish6.5%
Russian3.6%
Scottish2%
Ukrainian1.8%
Portuguese1.8%
Lithuanian1.7%
Austrian1.6%
African1.2%
Canadian1.1%
French Except Basque1%
Slovak0.9%
Czech0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Estonian0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
West Indian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Brazilian0.5%
Dutch0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Swiss0.2%
South African0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
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Pleasantville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Westchester County
Standard Zip Codes10570
Phone Area Codes914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.13
Approximate Longitude-73.78

Pleasantville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWESTCHESTER CO AP
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.4 inches
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationSUFFERN
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Briarcliff Manor7,864$187,500
Chappaqua1,298$221,563
Hawthorne4,644$127,733
Thornwood3,956$158,681
Valhalla3,304$121,250

Pleasantville Public Libraries

Mount Pleasant Public Library
350 BEDFORD ROAD
Pleasantville, New York
(914) 769-0548

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Pleasantville Public Schools

Bedford Road School
289 Bedford Rd
ZIP: 10570
(914) 741-1441
Primary
Total Enrollment 598
Edenwald School
1075 Broadway
ZIP: 10570
(914) 769-0456
Other
Total Enrollment 107
Mount Pleasant-cottage School
1075 Broadway
ZIP: 10570
(914) 769-0456
Other
Total Enrollment 133
Pleasantville High School
60 Romer Ave
ZIP: 10570
(914) 741-1420
High
Total Enrollment 601
Pleasantville Middle School
40 Romer Ave
ZIP: 10570
(914) 741-1450
Middle
Total Enrollment 558
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Study Online in Pleasantville
Historic Pleasantville

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Library and street view c1903.
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