With its lush, sprawling landscape, hiking trails and climbing paths, the predominantly residential town of Mount Pleasant -- which includes several smaller hamlets -- is great for those who love the outdoors.
Peak trains from Mount Pleasant to Grand Central run about 43 minutes during rush hour.
The town features noteworthy architecture that is often complex and intertwined with natural elements, including Frank Lloyd Wright's famed Friedman House.
Kykuit, also known as the John D. Rockefellar Estate, is a popular attraction in a hamlet within Mount Pleasant called Pocantico Hills. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976.