Levittown Essay

Levittown

Levittown is a suburban community (one of the earliest suburbs) built and planned by

Levitt and Sons. Most of this land was purchased in 1951. What made Levittown

different from every other area being built during the same time was that it was built as

a whole community. Levittown utilized mass productions technique in order to achieve

the task of building inexpensive houses in the suburban area of New York in order to

take away the postwar (World War II) housing shortage. There were also plenty of jobs

in Levittown such as General Motors and US steel Fairless Works for people looking to

find work after the war. This then led to diverse communities and homes for lower-

middle class families. Levittown is significant because it was symbolic of the nation’s big

change into suburban living and a suburban culture. It was a reversal of the

urbanization process. All these new suburban-like communities were rising in the
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