Pleasant Valley, Town of

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday

Residents that moved to Pleasant Valley did so because of the people in the community who are known to be to help each other in a town that virtually has no crime, low unemployment and positive job growth with recent home appreciations up by 6 percent.

Described as a rural-suburban community, Pleasant Valley epitomizes a small-town feeling, whose small department stores provide what residents want, deterring their need to travel to large, shopping malls. In fact, locals say they love the town’s history and that its small-town center that has every kind of store and service needed. The town’s Historical Society, Lions Club, Senior Center and Rotary Club offer many activities throughout the year for people of all ages.

Pleasant Valley’s schools are highly rated. The area has plenty of dairy farms and fruit-growing, along with the opportunity to visit area farms, such as the Lily Moore Alpaca Farm. Nearby, James Baird State Park has a golf course, seven miles of hiking trails and a sports complex. Pat of James Baird’s claim to fame is that he was the contractor whose firm manufactured the Lincoln Memorial.

Pleasant Valley’s slice of old time Americana includes its annual Festival of Lights at Christmas, a parade and Mistletoe Kiss and Go. Locals appreciate the town’s back roads, the farm animals and wildlife that visits their yards. The Village Restaurant and Pancake Factory is a local foodie favorite but there also are other spots for lunch, dinner, live music and even pet-friendly eateries.

There are many local parks and nearby Innisfree Park in Millbrook features a Chinese styled garden, recognized as one of the world's ten best gardens. With no set hours, the Mills Site Museum is where you can learn about the town's manufacturing history, it's fire and loss of income to the town's families in the 1800s. The town's first settlers from Connecticut named it Pleasant Valley since it was so pleasing to them. 

Population: 9,769
Median Home Value: $244,600

County: Dutchess, NY
Latitude: 41.74561167
Longitude: -73.83689054

1554 Main St.
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

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