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our Town Profiles > Pleasant Hill, MO

The arrival of the tracks of the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1865 gave birth to the growth and prosperity of Our Town, Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Our Town history has been highlighted by gaslights and evening gowns, croquet matches and theatrical openings. As a commercial center, Pleasant Hill provided goods and services to a thriving local, agriculturally based economy. Today, Our Town is a bustling suburban community still growing and prospering.


Pleasant Hill and surrounding Cass County have witnessed a significant and notable history. The first settlers arrived in the area in 1828. These settlers filed documents in 1844, founding the village of Pleasant Hill. Today, Pleasant Hill is enjoying growth while maintaining a high quality of life for its residents. Nearly 5,000 citizens enjoy the benefits of rural lifestyle with easy access to the attractions and activities in Kansas City.



The Pleasant Hill R-III School District serves the residents of a 75 square mile area in northeast Cass County. At a 1995 planning retreat, the school district revised its mission statement that captures a vision held dear by the Pleasant Hill community: Our mission is to provide an education that will prepare all of our students to become lifelong learners and responsible, productive participants in a rapidly changing world.


The homes in Our Town offer a study in contrasts––old and new. . .big and small . . . large acreage or cozy town lots. . .close to friends and neighbors. . .or quietly secluded. For information about homes, farms, acreages and business opportunities in Pleasant Hill and surrounding Cass County, please call ReeceNichols Pleasant Hill at 816-540-5555.

The business community in Pleasant Hill might be characterized something like a parliamentary discussion. . . some "old" business and some "new" business. A thriving array of antique shops and craft boutiques entice thousands of visitors to Our Town each year. Along Highway 7 and throughout our downtown district, our residents find business professionals and merchants ready, willing and eager to serve their wants and needs.

Our Town is a town for all seasons. A continuous stream of events and activities creates a "happening" atmosphere regardless of the weather outside or the time of year. Spring and summer are the outdoor seasons in Our Town. Recreational softball, baseball and volleyball leagues fill our parks. As the leaves turn gold and crimson, our young people return to the classroom and their school year activities. No season is more special in Pleasant Hill than Christmas. In the true spirit of the holidays, the Chamber of Commerce sponsors horsedrawn carriage rides through our historic downtown. It is a festive time for residents and visitors alike. 

This information provided by ReeceNichols Pleasant Hill.