Mount Pleasant, NY

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Nestled along the Hudson River, Mount Pleasant is a scenic town in Westchester County known for its natural beauty, rich history, and welcoming community. This charming suburb offers an excellent quality of life just north of New York City.


Home to about 44,000 residents, Mount Pleasant strikes an appealing balance between quiet bedroom community and thriving river town. The population is predominantly white at around 70%, with growing Asian, Hispanic and Black communities.

In recent years Mount Pleasant has seen steady growth, particularly among young professionals drawn by its parks, schools, and commuter-friendly location.


Mount Pleasant has long roots as a riverside settlement inhabited first by the Weckquaesgeek Native Americans. It played an important role in the Revolutionary War, warning patriots of British troop movements.

The 19th century saw the rise of Mount Pleasant as an industrial and transportation hub. Remnants of this past exist in its Victorian architecture and historic sites like Armour Villa Museum.

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Quality of Life

Residents enjoy a peaceful lifestyle with access to the culture and convenience of New York City just 20 miles south. The town shines for its recreation, award-winning schools, and charming rivertowns.

Mount Pleasant’s many parks range from the Old Croton Aqueduct trail to nature preserves like Teatown Lake Reservation. The town also provides rich public programming.


Top medical facilities near Mount Pleasant include Westchester Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, and Phelps Hospital Northwell Health.

Within the town, residents have access to clinics like Open Door and Modern MD Urgent Care. Parks and trails allow locals to take advantage of Mount Pleasant’s natural beauty to live an active lifestyle.


With proactive community policing, neighborhood watch groups, and town initiatives like the Youth Court, Mount Pleasant maintains exceptionally low crime rates.

The town invests in safety infrastructure enhancements such as well-lit streets, surveillance cameras, and patrol car license plate readers. Residents enjoy a secure environment to raise families.


Mount Pleasant offers easy commuting with Metro-North stations in Valhalla and Hawthorne providing direct access to New York City. Major highways are also conveniently accessible.

Within town, Bee-Line buses efficiently connect neighborhoods. The terrain and existing pathways make walking or biking an appealing transportation mode for short trips.

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Shopping and Dining

Mount Pleasant contains a collection of vibrant rivertown villages where residents can explore boutique shops, galleries, salons and restaurants. The town also has major retailers, grocery stores and malls nearby.

Local dining spans casual family spots to upscale riverfront eateries. Cuisines range from Italian to Brazilian to modern American.


Top-performing schools are a point of pride, with districts offering excellent academics enhanced by arts, athletics, clubs and community service. Over 97% of graduates pursue higher education.

The town is home to higher learning institutions such as Westchester Community College and Iona College. Mount Pleasant prepares students to excel at the next level.

Points of Interest

  • Hudson River Museum – Fascinating exhibits on art, science, and regional history
  • Trailways Park – Sweeping riverfront park with walking trails, sports and a sensory garden
  • Lasdon Park – Lovely gardens and hiking trails on this former estate turned public park
  • Armour Villa Museum – Historic 19th century mansion showcasing art and local history
  • Tibbetts Brook Park -Family-friendly park with trails, sports fields, playgrounds and pools
  • Chappaqua Farmers Market – Vibrant Saturday market featuring farms, food and artisans

With natural scenic beauty and a friendly small-town feel, Mount Pleasant offers an unmatched quality of life outside New York City. The town’s thriving community, recreation and excellent schools entice families.