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Welcome to Pleasantville.

About Pleasantville

History

The town of Pleasantville was laid out in 1849. The first schoolhouse was built in 1847 and the term was only three months long at a cost of $2 per pupil. Early records show annual shipments from the Pleasantville area of 180,000 bushels of corn, 40,000 bushels of wheat, 30,000 bushels of oats, 765 head of cattle and 12,240 head of hogs.

Today

When the movie Pleasantville was released, the movie company held a contest to find the most ideal Pleasantville…and Pleasantville, Iowa, was chosen. Pleasantville is a charming community with great restaurants, park and downtown. Many of the services available to residents are not often found in a community of this size. Pleasantville also has a strong manufacturing base. Residents enjoy the advantage of having children attend the Pleasantville Community Schools while still being able to easily travel to metro Des Moines when needed. The growing community comes together each year for a special Fourth of July celebration in addition to a wide array of events coordinated for the community by the Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce.

Community Contacts

  • Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce
  • Pleasantville, Iowa 50225
  • Phone: 515.848.3903
  • Fax: 515.848.3333
  • Email: director@pleasantvillechamber.org
  • www.pleasantvillechamber.org