Gone But Not
The LPRA and it’s pools are gone and
demolished (except one pool)
The Shop-O-Rama is gone and demolished.
The Exhibit Center is gone and
Due to lax zoning and 50 years of
remodeling, many houses no longer even
remotely resemble the as-built houses.
The Positive Aspects
of Today's Levittown
Levittown still has good housing values.
Most of the homes and sections are still
It is still a great place to raise a
Conveniently located close to Philly and
New York for work
Access to great shopping and cultural
Close to the Jersey Shore and the
“Re-Muddling” of the Levitt Houses
There are entire websites devoted to the
best and worst re-modeling done to
Levitt's "perfectly planned" houses.
Here is link to a one.
Levittown Revisited by Joan Klatchko (how the houses have changed)
Today’s Levittowners & Why New
While many of today’s Levittowners
are 2nd or even 3rd generation
Levittowners, many others are new
residents. These new residents are in
“flight”; urban flight from Philly,
economic flight from Upstate PA, or
sticker shock from house prices
elsewhere in PA, NJ and NY because of
good house value in Levittown.
We found this by googling "move to
levittown, pa". It is internet blog comments
from a Family who
came recently for good housing value .
“We moved to Levittown 3 years ago
from Brooklyn, NY in search of a house
to call our own in a family oriented
neighborhood. The prices of homes in New
York became just plain unaffordable. An
example was a fixer-upper on our block
that went for $650,000. The plan was for
me to commute back to NY by train. We
have lived there for 3 years and as luck
would have it, I was able to secure an
Underwriting position (as I had in NY)
in Philadelphia. My commute is about 50
min. on the regional rail.
I feel the positive aspects of living
in Levittown are: Other neighbors with
kids for ours to play with. Mature trees
& nice sized yards for the children to
play. We are pretty much in the heart of
Levittown - so it is close to
transportation and shopping centers.
Many of our neighbors are old time
Levittown people (first or second owners
from when Levittown was first built).
The people whom I have met are friendly
for the most part. I can not comment on
public schools because my kids go to
private school. They love their school
better than any other they attended
(private also) in NY.
The negative aspects of living in
Levittown: The roads are in need of
repair - this problem is with the
townships. Levittown is spread across
several townships and some do not take
care of these things as well as others.
Yes, the taxes are high if you compare
it to the value of the house (Mil rate).
Overall, they are affordable - just
compare the taxes on a same type house
in Levittown, NY ($5,000 and upwards).
Some people do not take pride in their
homes & do not keep it neat and clean.
For the most part, people do - but for
the few that do not you can notice.
Traffic at times on the main roads of
Levittown can be a problem. Most homes
these days have 2 cars. When Levittown
was first built - people had 1 or no
car. You do the math."