Quiz: How Well Do You Actually Know Pleasantville?

Pleasantville Farmer’s Market | Photo by Chad David Kraus Photography

What’s not to like about Pleasantville? The nearly dead-center county village is a quintessential American suburb, boasting verdant spaces, bucolic neighborhoods, community events, and a surprisingly robust foodie scene.

More affordable than some of its neighboring ZIPs (yes, that’s you, Chappaqua), Pleasantville is nonetheless an idyllic place to raise a family and relish life. See how well you know the 10570 in our pop quiz.

1. Which major publishing family founded Reader’s Digest?

  • A. The Banks family
  • B. The Wallace family
  • C. The Valdar family
  • D. The Martinelli family

2. What distinction did Pleasantville receive from a major national publication in 2012?

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  • A. Third Best Place to Live
  • B. Second Best Smelling City
  • C. Second Quietest City
  • D. Most Boring City

3. Present-day Village Hall was previously known as…

  • A. Mount Pleasant Bank
  • B. Rome Theater
  • C. Clare Tree Major Theater
  • D. Pleasantville U.S. Post Office

4. In what year was the Pleasantville Farmer’s Market commissioned?

  • A. 1994
  • B. 1996
  • C. 1998
  • D. 2000
Pleasantville Farmer’s Market
Pleasantville Farmer’s Market | Photo by Chad David Kraus Photography

5. Which silver-screen icon bought a seven-acre estate on Bear Ridge Road in 1961?

  • A. Robert Mitchum
  • B. Lauren Bacall
  • C. Sidney Poitier
  • D. Paul Newman

6. What was the name of the first Native American tribe to inhabit Pleasantville?

  • A. Siwanoy
  • B. Mohican
  • C. Munsee
  • D. Wecquaesgeek

7. What is the approximate median home sale price in Pleasantville (as of Nov ’21)?

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  • A. $577,000
  • B. $619,500
  • C. $702,500
  • D. $787,000

8. What was Pleasantville previously known as?

  • A. Old Village
  • B. Bedford Road
  • C. Clark’s Corners
  • D. Hays’ Corners

1. B, 2. B, 3. A, 4. C, 5. C, 6. D, 7. B, 8. C


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