Pleasant Hill is in Marion County about 25 miles southeast of Des Moines. It has high-quality schools, a historic downtown square with local businesses and a public library just a block off the square. It’s also near Lake Red Rock, Iowa’s largest lake. There are plenty of other recreational activities including sports for youth and adults. Residents can enjoy community events throughout the year like the Pleasantville Pig Out in the summer with a craft fair, car show, and, of course, barbecue!