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Pleasantville, NY OurTown™

The Town of Mount Pleasant is located in central Westchester County, New York approximately thirty miles north of New York City. It is bounded on the north by the Towns of New Castle and Ossining, on the south by the Town of Greenburgh, on the east by the Kensico Reservoir and the Town of North Castle and on the west by the Hudson River. Within its boundaries lie the incorporated villages of Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, and a small portion of Briarcliff Manor. The remaining area of the Town is unincorporated and includes the hamlets of Hawthorne, Thornwood, Valhalla and Pocantico Hills.

The topography of the Town is one of gently rolling hills with large areas of open land including State, County and local parks, watershed protection lands and several cemeteries. The Pocantico River and Pocantico Lake traverse the Town from north to south where they empty into the Hudson River at Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow. The Town's largest body of water is the Kensico Reservoir which is located in the eastern portion of the town and forms the boundary between Mount Pleasant on the west and North Castle on the east.

The Town of Mount Pleasant is located in central Westchester County, New York approximately thirty miles north of New York City. It is bounded on the north by the Towns of New Castle and Ossining, on the south by the Town of Greenburgh, on the east by the Kensico Reservoir and the Town of North Castle and on the west by the Hudson River. Within its boundaries lie the incorporated villages of Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, and a small portion of Briarcliff Manor. The remaining area of the Town is unincorporated and includes the hamlets of Hawthorne, Thornwood, Valhalla and Pocantico Hills.

The topography of the Town is one of gently rolling hills with large areas of open land including State, County and local parks, watershed protection lands and several cemeteries. The Pocantico River and Pocantico Lake traverse the Town from north to south where they empty into the Hudson River at Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow. The Town's largest body of water is the Kensico Reservoir which is located in the eastern portion of the town and forms the boundary between Mount Pleasant on the west and North Castle on the east.

Mount Pleasant was originally part of the Manor of Philipseburgh. With the confiscation and sale of Frederick Philipse's property after the American Revolution, the Manor was broken up. Mount Pleasant was incorporated as a town in 1788, at which time it included the present-day town of Ossining, which separated from Mount Pleasant in 1845. Old Kensico was originally known as Wright Mills. When the Kensico Reservoir was built, it flooded the valley in which part of the town stood. The inhabitants moved up the hill or outside the walls of the dam and the name of the town was changed to Valhalla.

There are two major medical facilities, Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla and Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow. New York Medical College is located at Westchester Medical Center and Pace University's Pleasantville campus is located on Bedford Road.

For more information, visit www.mtpleasantny.com.

Exploring Mt. Pleasant

Abis
14 Marbel Ave.,Thornwood
(914) 741-5100
Applebee’s Grill & Bar
20 Saw Mill River Rd., Hawthorne
(914) 345-1555
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
630 Bedford Rd., Pocantico Hills
(914) 366-9600
Casa Rina of Thornwood
86 Commerce St., Thornwood
(914) 769-4515
D Thai Kitchen
677 Commerce St., Thornwood
(914) 741-1313
Gordo’s Restaurant
415 Commerce St., Hawthorne
(914) 769-9760
Hunan Ritz
636 Columbus Avenue, Thornwood
(914) 747-0701
Italia Pizzeria
1012 Broadway Center, Thornwood
(914) 741-9111
Johnny’s Bar & Grill
665 Commerce St., Thornwood
(914) 773-5982
License 2 Grill
802 Commerce St., Thornwood
(914) 747-0009
Loue and Johnnies cheese Steaks and Clam Bar
501 Marble Ave, Thornwood
(914) 741-1111
Mexicali
15 Commerce St., Hawthorne
(914) 769-3725
Risotto
788 Commerce St., Thornwood
(914) 769-1478
Silvio’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
628 Columbus Ave., Thornwood
(914) 769-6077
So Dam Hot
10 Broadway, Valhalla
(914) 328-6051
Swaddee House of Thai Food
886 Franklin Ave., Thornwood
(914) 769-8007
Tramonto’s Restaurant
27 Saw Mill River Rd. (9A), Hawthorne
(914) 347-8220
Thornwood Ale House
851 Franklin Ave., Thornwood
(914) 747-3111
Thornwood Pizza and Pasta
808 Commerce St., Thornwood
(914) 741-0707
Valhalla Crossing
2 Cleveland St., Valhalla
(914) 682-4067
Victor’s Restaurant
500 Commerce St., Hawthorne
(914) 769-1817
Medal of Honor Monument and Display
Address: 555 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills.
Phone: (914) 631-8200
A monument and display of medals honoring New York State recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award bestowed upon a soldier serving in the U.S. Armed Forces for valor in action against an enemy. Mount Pleasant Town Hall, One Town Hall Plaza, Valhalla. Kensico Dam Plaza: This 98-acre park located at the base of the Kensico Dam provides a unique setting for a wide variety of activities including ethnic celebrations, concerts, antiques shows and arts and craft shows, as well as areas for picnicking, in-line skating, walking and nature study. Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla. (914) 328-1542 Union Church of Pocantico Hills: One colorful stained glass window created by Henri Matisse and nine others by Marc Chagall grace this small country church. Self-guided or guided tours are available.
Kykuit, The Rockefeller Estate
Phone: (914) 631-8200
This Hudson Valley landmark is known for its architecture, gardens, history, art collection and spectacular scenery. The six-story stone house was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. A choice of several tour options allows visitors to tailor visits according to their interests.
Rose Hill Shopping Center
660 Columbus Avenue, Thornwood Town Center
Hardscrabble Wilderness Area, Briarcliff
Situated on 235 sprawling acres in central Westchester County, Hardscrabble Wilderness Area is a popular hiking destination for local dog owners. Developed and managed by the town of Mount Pleasant, Hardscrabble offers rolling hills, babbling brooks, a small pond, and a moderately challenging hike.
Quality Comfort Inn
20 Saw Mill River Road (Route 9A), Hawthorne
(914) 592-8600

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