A pleasant way of life

Made up of the villages of Pleasantville and Pocantico Hills and the hamlets of Hawthorne, Pocantico Hills, Thornwood, and Valhalla, Mount Pleasant offers its residents a strong community and convenience.

Population

43,724

Established

1788

Median House or Condo Value

$675,000

Minutes to Manhattan

45

Opportunities in Mount Pleasant

It's pleasant to live in Mount Pleasant. Whether you want a classic main street, incredible parks, or convenience to everything, Mt. Pleasant has exactly what you're looking for.

Education

Residents living in Hawthorne, Mt. Pleasant, and Thornwood attend Mt. Pleasant Central School District. Valhalla residents attend Valhalla School District. Pocantico Hills offers K-8 and its residents then attend Sleepy Hollow, Briarcliff, or Pleasantville High Schools. Westchester Community College and New York Medical College are also located in Mt. Pleasant

Getting Around

Conveniently located near the center of Westchester County. Mt. Pleasant has 3 MetroNorth stops, Valhalla, Hawthorne, and Thornwood. It's also located right off of the Taconic State Parkway and I-287 making for easy drives.

Parks & Recreation

There is no shortage of outdoor activities in Mt. Pleasant. From biking across the Kensico Dam, to hiking in Rockefeller State Park, or playing on one of their many playgrounds, you can always find something to do. Their recreation department puts on many year round programs for residents of all ages.

Biotechnology

Mt. Pleasant is home to Westchester's North60, a unique biotech campus to be built over the next few years. Already home to New York Medical College, Mt. Pleasant is poised to be one of the leading biotechnology centers in the next few years.

Call Westchester Home

Whether you’re looking for an historic home on the countryside, a modern luxury apartment in a thriving downtown, or something in between, you’ll find it in Westchester.

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450 square miles and 45 cities, towns and villages.

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Relax at beaches, hike and bike trails, and enjoy other activities across 18,000 acres of parkland.

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Get to Grand Central Station in as little as 30 minutes.

Our Incentives

Westchester County’s various incentives help support startups, assist not-for-profits, and promote economic development through creating, attracting and retaining jobs, and more.

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Industrial Development Agency

Sales tax exemptions on new construction, expansion or renovation projects, or the acquisition of new equipment, and more help companies grow and prosper.

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Local Development Corporation

Since its inception in 2012, we’ve assisted not-for-profit organizations in securing tax-exempt bond financing benefits totaling over $400 million—at no cost or risk to the taxpayers of Westchester County.

Our Programs

Westchester County offers programs and services to assist and incentivize businesses.

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Element 46 Incubator

The new Element 46 Incubator program kicked off in 2019 to inspire and support entrepreneurial talent and the development of new businesses in the County. Nearly a hundred business leaders will serve as mentors to startups, offering their expertise, time, and support.

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Minority and Women-Owned Business Program

Westchester works to encourage, promote and increase participation of business enterprises owned and controlled by persons of color or women.

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Opportunity Zones

This new community investment tool established by Congress in 2017 encourages long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide.

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Service-Disabled Veteran - Owned Business Program

Westchester encourages and supports eligible SDVOBs to play a greater role in the state's economy by increasing their participation in New York State's contracting opportunities.

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Disadvantaged Business Program

This federally regulated program provides a vehicle for increasing the participation by small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

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