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Pocantico Hills is a hamlet in the town of Mount Pleasant, New York, northeast of the village of Sleepy Hollow and southwest of the village of Pleasantville. The area was originally settled by native Americans of the Wecquaesgeek tribes; "Pocantico" means "running between two hills," and the name is a reference to the meandering Pocantico River. Nestled between the Hudson River on the west and the Saw Mill River Parkway on the east, one finds pristine woodlands, brooks, 1,000 acres (400 ha) of hiking trails, and nature walks an hour's drive from downtown Manhattan. The Rockefeller family estate, anchored by Kykuit, the family seat builit by John D. Rockefeller, Sr., is located in Pocantico Hills, as is the adjacent Rockefeller State Park Preserve. The Union Church of Pocantico Hills is also in the hamlet. This quaint stone church was built by the Rockefeller family for their and the communities’ use. It features beautiful stained glass originals including one by Henri Matisse and nine by Marc Chagall. The Matisse window was his final piece prior to his death in 1954 and was commissioned by Nelson A. Rockefeller in memory of his mother, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, one of the founders of the Museum of Modern Art. The Stone Barns agricultural center was established in 2003 to demonstrate multi-cultural, self-sustaining farming techniques; it is host to the Blue Hill restaurant, a high-end eatery which features foodstuffs grown (or raised) on the Stone Barns property. The hamlet and park have invited countless photographers from the Audubon Society to Hollywood. Woody Allen's A Midsummer's Night Sex Comedy and The Rebound (2009) with Catherine Zeta-Jones have been filmed amongst the wooded trails and quaint country lanes. The areas was once called Beeckmantown, after the Beeckman family. Stephen D. Beeckman, MD, had lived in a residence on the highest ground of the area, just west of the "Irving Institute".

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This warm abode of Pocantico Hills is a delightful place to visit in United States. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city New York City, United States. Attractions in New York City include Empire State Building, Central Park, Statue Of Liberty. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Pocantico Hills.

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Facts and Stats for Pocantico Hills*

  • Pollution Statistics in Pocantico Hills

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    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
  • Pocantico Hills: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Pocantico Hills for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Pocantico Hills.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 62.5 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
  • Living in Pocantico Hills - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 39.84 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 10.34 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 101.42 (High)
    • Health Care Index 33.33 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.3 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 87.29 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Pocantico Hills

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Pocantico Hills

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.88 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 88.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 57.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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