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Population (2010 census): 43,724 over 32.7 square miles
Median Age: 38.7
Median Income: $105,809
% of Population with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 49.5%
% Households with Children Under 18: 39.4%
Mount Pleasant is a town in central Westchester County, about 30 miles North of New York City. Within the town of Mount Pleasant are several villages and hamlets: part of Braircliff Manor, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Hawthorne, Pocantico Hills, Scarborough, Thornwood, and Valhalla.
Mount Pleasant consists of cute downtowns of the villages, historical sites, and a range of parks. The West part of town borders the Hudson River. A large part of town is the Rockefeller State Park Preserve.
The Rockefellers once owned over 3000 acres of land. Nowadays, part of that land is a vast park with trails around the Swan Lake. Hiking around the park, you may reach the Stone Barn Center for Food and Agriculture, a nonprofit farm and education center, and home to Blue Hill, the world renowned restaurant on site.
You will also find the Union Church of Pocantico Hills, which has stained glass windows by Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall. By the river, with an amazing river view, are the sites for Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate and the Philipsburg Manor.
The rest of the the town provides safe, suburban living. Some shopping centers and corporate parks are in Hawthorne and Thornwood. There are also many other parks and sports fields, including the Croton Dam Park in Valhalla.
The Mount Pleasant Recreation Center provides many activities to its residents, with some of the villages also offering its own programs. The town pool and rec center is located in Valhalla.
Within the town, there are six Metro North train stations: Valhalla, Mount Pleasant, Hawthorne, and Pleasantville along the Harlem Line on the East side of town; Scarborough and Philipse Manor on the Hudson Line on the West side of town. Taking the express train, travel time to Grand Central Station ranges from 40-50 minutes.
Students in Mount Pleasant may attend schools in several school districts: Pleasantville, Mount Pleasant, Valhalla, Briarcliff Manor, and Pocantico Hills. For those living in Sleepy Hollow, they mostly attend Tarrytown School District. The Pocantico Hills School District has a recently renovated Elementary and Middle School. Afterwards, those students can choose to transfer to Tarrytown, Pleasantville, or Briarcliff Manor high school.
Please visit our Westchester School Districts page to find out more about all the school districts in the county.
There is a total of 14,339 housing units in Mount Pleasant. 65% of the homes in Yorktown are detached single family homes, and 3.5% are attached single family homes. Around 16% of the properties are 2-4 multifamily homes, with the rest being larger apartment and condo buildings.
31.8% of the homes were built before 1940. Another 50% were built between 1940-1980, with half of those built between 1950-1960. 70.3% of the homes are owner occupied, and 29.7% are being rented.
In 2014, there were 320 single family homes sold according to the Hudson Gateway MLS. The median sales price was $592,500 and the average days on market was 110 days. 26 condos were sold, with a median sales price of $317,500.
The Town of Mount Pleasant website: http://www.mtpleasantny.com
The local Mount Pleasant newspaper: mountpleasant.dailyvoice.com
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