People flock to Mount Pleasant for its promise of peaceful country living and upscale conveniences.
The real estate in Mount Pleasant is a mix of modest single-family homes, larger estates, amenity-rich condos, and upscale apartments and co-ops. This diverse market draws in buyers and renters looking for upscale residential areas with relatively affordable prices. The architecture spans from stunning Victorians and stately Tudors and Colonials to mid-century ranches and more modern construction.
The town boasts a robust commercial scene. Each hamlet has its own distinct shopping district and a collection of pubs and restaurants. Weekend farmers markets are a staple in the walkable downtown district. While Mount Pleasant has a small town feel, there’s plenty of amenities and cultural institutions for residents and visitors alike. A robust recreation system and a string of public libraries offer community events and activities. The Jacob Burnes Film and Education Center draws worldwide talent and viewers alike with its annual lineup of documentaries and independent films.
Natural beauty is everywhere in Mount Pleasant. The region’s inviting topography of spacious lawns and gently rolling hills houses a wealth of recreation and scenic vistas. Sleepy Hollow boasts spectacular views of the Hudson River and landmarks like the Old Dutch Church. At nearby historic Phillipsburg Manor, guests can explore the working gristmill and visit with the oxen. Valhalla’s famous Kensico Dam and the plaza has a vast stretch of grassy fields that host annual concerts under the stars. Graham’s Hill park houses a community pool and an extensive network of hiking and mountain biking trails. A gem of the area, Caroll Park is a favorite destination for baseball, picnicking, ice skating, fishing, and swimming.