In 1951, Levitt & Sons began planning and building a new suburb in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania. The project was led by William J. Levitt and his brother Alfred Levitt. The suburb became known as Levittown and was a model for the modern American suburb we see today.
The two brothers designed six typical houses — the Jubilee, the Colonial, the Pennsylvanian, the Country Clubber, the Rancher, and the Levittowner — that were spread throughout the 10.2 square-mile area. Since its beginning, Levittown has been a strong community with strong roots.
Today, Levittown has a population of 53,000, the largest in all of Bucks County. It’s a dense suburb that’s over 40 different neighborhoods across four different municipalities. It’s situated just 26 miles northeast of Philadelphia to the west of Van Sciver Lake and Scotts Creek.
Some of the best sights to see in Levittown include the Friends of Bolton Mansion, Brook Park, Pine Lake Park, Levittown Lake, Mill Creek Valley Park, and Middletown Township Park along Queen Anne Creek. It also has easy access to Florence, New Jersey via the I-95 (10 miles).