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Pleasantview
Pleasantview story.jpg
A lot has happened in 25 years, but some new faces in town are stirring up rivalries and creating tension for the once happy families. Can anything be done to get the neighborhood feeling good again?
Name Pleasantview
Game The Sims 2 Icon.png The Sims 2
Onomatology

Pleasantview ( /ˈplɛzəntvju/) is one of the three pre-made neighborhoods shipped with The Sims 2. In theory, it is the neighborhood from the original The Sims game 25 years later. It is also mentioned that Gunther Goth founded Pleasantview.

There are a total of 22 residential lots in Pleasantview, and there are another 12 houses in the Lots and Houses bin. Out of these 22 houses, there are at least three mansions. Three homes are trailers, and may or may not be part of a trailer park. (The game does not treat them as part of a trailer park, but players can.) Several more houses make up a series of condos. Finally, one house is an old shack in the woods. The houses in the housing bin can add further variety, offering a hacienda, a Tudor, a bungalow, and even a farmhouse.

Furthermore, there are six pre-made families already living in the neighborhood, and two more in the family bin. For the families that start out moved-in, the median amount of family funds is around 1000 simoleons. Even a family with no significant income will generally have enough to pay one or two rounds of bills.

It is likely that the name "Pleasantview" refers to the town called Pleasantville in the 1998 film Pleasantville. The towns' names are very similar, and two of the pre-made Sims in Pleasantview are named Mary-Sue and Jennifer; while in the movie, one of the main characters is named Jennifer, possibly associated with Jennifer Burb, and she took the name "Mary Sue" after being transported to Pleasantville. Also, some of the other pre-made Sims in the Pleasantview storyline are named Skip, Don, and Betty, which are some of the other main characters in the movie, though it's possible that both the game and the movie use these names because they are rather common names or nicknames. Pleasantview could also refer to a city in California called Pleasanton due to the water, which could be the Sacramento River. However, it is also the name of a neighborhood in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and a township in Michigan in the United States.

Pleasantview has many different districts and areas. When placing the water at the bottom of the screen, and viewing it as the water being the South, then: On the upper-left corner, there are some trailers. (The area is often interpreted as being a trailer park, but that's not necessarily the case.) Above the trailers is a wooded area with an isolated shack. In the upper-right corner, there is an area mostly made up of condos, and often called "The Condo Area" or "The Condo District". Around the western Main Street Area is the main commercial area, where the pre-made community lots can be found. Central and eastern Pleasantview contain large suburban houses. The only large house in western Pleasantview is the Pleasants' home. The south, by the water, is Wright Way, which contains the very large and fancy neighborhood (made up of only two unoccupied houses), though some include the Goths and Pleasants in this area. On the far bottom-left, across the bridge, there is a cliff area where small lots can be placed, but will nevertheless be slightly difficult to access.

It is believed that Pleasantview is the town in The Sims as they share streets with the same name, (another theory is that Pleasantview is off to the side, making the streets a continuation of the original) and was possibly Sunset Valley in The Sims 3.

Lots[]

Pleasantview on a summer day.

Residential lots[]

Inhabited[]

Uninhabited[]

Pleasantview in winter.

Community lots[]

Families[]

Playable families[]

§929
Brandi Broke, Dustin Broke, Beau Broke
Brandi was left to raise two boys alone following her husband's suspicious pool ladder accident. With Dustin acting out, can Brandi teach young Beau to make the right choices in life?

Pleasantview through all seasons.

§1,040
Dina Caliente, Nina Caliente
Was it just coincidence that the Caliente sisters arrived on the eve of Bella's disappearance? And is their interest in Mortimer physical... or fiscal?
§968
Darren Dreamer, Dirk Dreamer
Darren is pursuing his dream of being an artist, while his son Dirk hits the books. And Darren may have found his muse, but will his creativity be enough to win Cassandra's affection?
§511,632
Mortimer Goth, Cassandra Goth, Alexander Goth
Cassandra is ready to start a family of her own, but can she tame the town Casanova? And can Mortimer bounce back after the disappearance of his wife Bella?
§968
Don Lothario
Who is Don Lothario? Is his engagement to Cassandra Goth genuine? And what about the rumor that her mother, Bella, was last seen scaling the deck of his condo?
§2,250
Daniel Pleasant, Mary-Sue Pleasant, Angela Pleasant, Lilith Pleasant
On the surface, Daniel and Mary-Sue Pleasant seem to have the perfect life, but is their love a flimsy façade? And can Angela and Lilith make the right choices when it comes to love?

Family bin families[]

§21,901
John Burb, Jennifer Burb, Lucy Burb
John, Jennifer and young Lucy have decided to trade the fast-paced city life for some fresh air, and hope to make a nice home here in Pleasantview.
§20,900
Herb Oldie, Coral Oldie
The Oldies are simply one of the nicest families around. Their years together through good and bad have made them into the wonderful parents, and grandparents, they are today.

Townies and NPCs[]

Townies[]

NPCs[]

Initial Web of Love[]

A visual interpretation of Pleasantview's Love Web at the beginning of the game

Don Lothario:

Cassandra Goth:

Nina Caliente:

Dina Caliente:

Darren Dreamer:

Kaylynn Langerak:

Daniel Pleasant:

Recreating the original Pleasantview[]

Some The Sims 2 players are dedicated to recreating the original The Sims Pleasantview. Here are a few websites that have files to recreate Pleasantview:

Gallery[]

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