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Here’s a trivia question: What was America’s first-ever suburb?
If you said, “Levittown, Pennsylvania,” you’re right! Levittown was developed during the 1950s by William Levitt. Levitt wanted to build an affordable neighborhood, but he took it a step further by designing a self-contained community complete with schools, shops, churches, swimming pools, and parks.
Often called the “Inventor of the Suburb” Levitt built homes with an “assembly line” method, where one worker (or a small group of workers) focused on performing one job, repeatedly, for all of the houses being built. With this method, Levitt could build a house every 16 minutes. When Levittown was completed in 1958 (just six years after construction began), a total of 17,311 homes had been built.
Levitt set up “rules” he expected homeowners to follow – he had restrictions in place for fencing, he didn’t allow residents to change the paint color of their house, and the housewives at the time were forbidden from drying clothes outdoors on Sundays. While these rules weren’t enforceable and were invariably broken, these rules were the precursor to the modern HOA restrictions common in suburbia.
Another common feature of the modern suburb established by Levitt: In order to keep costs down, Levitt only offered two-five housing styles by phase, leading to the “cookie-cutter” appearance so common in suburban communities. During the 1950s, Time Magazine stated that Levitt and Sons built one out of every eight houses in the US.
Most of the original Levittown residents were WWII veterans and their families, looking to own an affordable home with a yard. Those living in Levittown are known as “Levittowners.” While the original Levittown consisted of just single-family homes, a variety of apartment buildings have since been built in Levittown.
Things to Do in Levittown:
Several neighborhood parks and tree-lined streets add beauty to Levittown. In addition, Frosty Hollow Tennis Center is a tennis player’s paradise with 10 courts on 95 acres.
Bucks County is home to a variety of vineyards and wineries. Crossing Vineyards and Winery is located just north of Levittown. It offers a store, winery tours, a tasting room, and a variety of events, such as a summer wine and music series.
The 165-mile D&L Trail runs along the south side of Levittown, following the Delaware River. The nine-mile stretch from Bristol to Morrisville is accessible from Calhoun Bridge, Edgely Road, the Railroad Station Parking Lot, and Riverfront Park. Features of this stretch include Historic Downtown Bristol, Historic Morrisville, Summerseat (a historic home built in the 1700s that once served as George Washington’s headquarters), Pennsbury Manor (William Penn’s country home), and Silver Lake Nature Center.
There’s plenty to do in Bucks County, and your apartment in Levittown will put you at the center of it all! Tour wineries and vineyards, attend the Fine Art and Contemporary Crafts Show at nearby Peddlers village, go skiing and snowboarding in the Pocono Mountains, go mountain biking and hiking, and enjoy the shops and restaurants in and around Levittown.
What to Consider When Moving to Levittown:
Levittown is ideally located, just 22 miles from downtown Philadelphia and eight miles from Trenton, New Jersey. Historic sites dot the area, and the Delaware River runs alongside Levittown.
In the 1950s, urbanites flocked from the cities to live in a new type of community that gave them affordability and beautiful, safe neighborhoods. The same things continue to bring new residents looking for Levittown apartments for rent today.
Residents of Levittown enjoy a convenient commute into Philadelphia and New York City and have easy access to the SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority) rail system. Because of its extensive public transportation system, the museums, restaurants, theaters, and nightlife of Philly and Manhattan are within easy reach of this charming suburban location.
Why Levittown Apartments Are Hot:
The same reasons so many flocked to Levittown in the 1950s still holds true today – Levittown is affordable, family-friendly, and ideally located. And while Levittown is a CDP, it is large enough to have several terrific neighborhoods – 42 of them, in fact! Those neighborhoods are spread across the towns that are considered part of Levittown: Falls Township, Middletown Township, Bristol Township, and Tullytown. And after renting an apartment in Levittown, you get bragging rights – you live in America’s first suburb!
- Levittown is home to the annual Bucks County St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
- Bucks County is known for its vineyards and farms, allowing residents to find fresh produce at many farm stands and farmers markets.
- The Mercer Museum, a six-story castle built in 1916, is located in nearby Doylestown.
- Local arts and entertainment includes shows and events at the Bristol Riverside Theater, the Bucks County Playhouse, and the TD Bank Amphitheater.
- Nearby historic sites include Fonthill Museum, Historic Fallsington, and the 1825 Pearl S. Buck House.
- Sesame Place is a nearby theme park for families with rides, water slides and live entertainment.
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