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Levittown, PA

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Levittown is a fascinating part of northern Pennsylvania with unique history. Unlike most cities that sprout up as people move in and build their homes, Levittown was a planned community. This means that each of the town’s neighborhoods, streets, schools, and churches were designed by William and Alfred Levitt. Construction of the town lasted from 1952 to 1958, with 17,311 homes built and families that moved in immediately. Since then, Levittown has undergone some slight changes, but has largely remained the idyllic community the Levitt brothers had planned at the outset.

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Levittown was carefully designed and constructed by William and Alfred Levitt of Levitt & Sons. Levittown, Pennsylvania was actually the second Levittown that the company made. The first was built in New York between 1947 and 1951. It was deemed such a success that the brothers immediately bought the land needed to build a second. The neighborhoods they designed were the epitome of cookie-cutter and families were only able to choose from six different home designs, each with just slight exterior variations. This was a huge success in post-war America and to this day, William Levitt is seen as the father of the modern American suburb.

Levitown Shopping Cen

When the Levitt brothers designed this picturesque community, they included a modern shopping center known as the Levittown Shop-a-Rama. Unfortunately, due to its unusual design and competition by a mall in the neighboring town of Langhorne, it experienced a sharp decline through the 1970s and was ultimately closed. In 2002, the site of the Shop-a-Rama was redeveloped and the shopping center reopened as the Levittown Town Center. Enjoy an all-day shopping trip at this newer facility offering customers over 450,000 square feet of retail space with popular stores such as Walmart, Home Depot, Famous Footwear, and Ross Dress for Less.

Enjoy the Bucks Count

Before the parade passes by, stop by and see it. Since 1989, the Bucks County St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been held in Levittown each year. It begins at St. Joseph the Worker Church, where a special mass is held before the start of the parade each year. Then, the parade winds through the perfectly designed streets of Levittown for two miles before ending at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School. Dress up in traditional Irish attire and enjoy the festivities while watching Miss Irish and a multitude of men in kilts playing the bagpipes walk by.