Mount Pleasant has many towns and hamlets within its borders, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Briarcliff Manor, Hawthorne, Thornwood, Valhalla and Pocantico Hills. Mount Pleasant has several large areas of open space including State and County parks and watershed protection lands. Each town within Mount Pleasant has its own character and helps contribute to the overall desirability of Mount Pleasant.
Pleasantville is home to Pace University and the popular Jacob Burns Film Center helping to solidify Pleasantville has a cultural center for Mount Pleasant. In 2001 the Jacob Burns Film Center opened in the landmark Rome Theater and is celebrated for its support of independent, documentary and world film. The theatre is a popular spot for Westchester locals and has hosted many filmmakers and actors such as Woody Allen, Jonathan Demme, Robert Klein, Oliver Stone and Stephen King.
Pleasantville is also home to Usonia, the experimental community made in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright actually designed two of the homes and the rest were products of his students’ work. The 50 homes are spread over 100 acres and are a popular spot both for prospective buyers and curious residents driving by.
Sleepy Hollow is a gorgeous historic town made famous by The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and has maintained its historic buildings and charm. For more information o n Sleepy Hollow please visit the Greenburgh section of my website to view a few of the famous buildings standing in Sleepy Hollow.
Briarcliff Manor is a sought after town divided into several neighborhoods each with its own character. Briarcliff offers stunning views and is home to many big names including the estate of the late Brooke Astor.