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"Section" Trivia

First Section Built
Stonybrook in June 1952.

Last Section Built
Twin Oaks in 1958.

Smallest Section
Yellowood with 51 homes.

Largest Section
North Park with 990 homes.




 
what section?
A common question Levittowners ask one another is "What section are you from?" Now this is a fair question since Levittown, PA covers 22 square miles where 17,311 houses were built in 41 neighborhoods, called "sections" by Levittowners. All sections had common infrastructure characteristics such as paved streets, street lighting, off-street water and sewer, telephone, and electrical lines; almost all sections also had sidewalks.

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Layout of the Sections
Each section also had an open space area (called a greenbelt) with many sections having a drainage ditch running through them. Levitt made sites available for public schools and recreation areas. The layouts of the streets in the neighborhoods help eliminate through traffic. Most streets in a section connected to an outer beltway or "Drive" with the same name as the section. The Drive went all the way around a section with several entrance/exits to the main roads, parkways or other sections.


Levittown Section Map (modified from a Wikipedia map)

Section & Street Naming Conventions
Section names were chosen by Levitt and street names were assigned by the engineers. For example, the Lakeside section sits next to Lake Levittown, the Magnolia Hill section is built on a hill and the Mill Creek Falls section is built next to a creek of the same name. The names of the streets within each section always begin with the same letter that as the name of the section. With only 26 letters in the alphabet and 41 sections, some letters were used twice, once in Levittown "West" and once in Levittown "East". The letters X & Z not used. Edgely Road is the dividing line between Levittown West and Levittown East. Streets in Levittown East are called "Lanes" Streets in Levittown West are called "Roads". Example, Sweetbriar Lane would be in the Stonybrook section (in Levittown East) while Scarlet Oak Road would be in the Snowball Gate section (in Levittown West).


Street Scene - Thornridge 2008 (Wagner Photo)

The 41 Levittown Sections Lie in 4 Different Municipalities
Levittown was never incorporated into a single "town". It was debated in the 1950s but never happened due to homeowner fears of higher taxes and Municipal fears over lost revenue. The The 41 "sections" are spread across parts of four separate municipalities and three school districts:
1. Bristol Township - including the sections of Plumbridge, Mill Creek Falls, Indian Creek, Goldenridge, Blue Ridge, Whitewood, Orangewood, Yellowood, Violetwood, Red Cedar Hill, Apple Tree Hollow, Holly Hill, Crabtree Hollow, Oaktree Hollow, Greenbrook, Farmbrook, Dogwood Hollow, Junewood, Magnolia Hill, and most of Kenwood and Stonybrook. Served by the Bristol Township school district.
2. Falls Township - including the sections of Vermillion Hills, Thornridge, Birch Valley, Elderberry Pond, North Park, Willow Wood, and portions of Pinewood and Lakeside. Served by the Pennsbury school district.
3. Middletown Township - including the sections of Deep Dale East, Deep Dale West, Highland Park, Twin Oaks, Forsythia Gate, Snowball Gate, Red Rose Gate, Upper Orchard, Lower Orchard, Juniper Hill, Cobalt Ridge and Quincy Hollow. Served by the Neshaminy school district.
4. Borough of Tullytown - including portions of Stonybrook, Kenwood, Pinewood and Lakeside. Served by the Pennsbury school district.

Table of Info about the Levittown "Sections"

# = Number of Houses built in that section
Date = Date 1st residents moved in
Jub = Jubilee model
Ran = Rancher model
Club = Country Clubber model
Penn = Pennsylvanian model
Col = Colonial model

Section

#

Date

Lev

Jub

Ranch

Club

Penn

Col

Appletree Hill

470 

 10/53

 

 

R

 

 

 

Birch Valley

465

01/53

L

J

 

 

 

 

Blue Ridge

487

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

Cobalt Ridge

956 

1956

 

J

 

 

 

 

Crabtree Hollow

449

08/53

L

 

R

 

 

 

Deep Dale East

104

 

L

 

 

CC

P

 

Deep Dale West

100

 

L

 

 

CC

P

 

Dogwood Hollow

239

08/53

L

 

 

 

 

 

Elderberry Pond

362

 

L

J

R

 

 

 

Farmbrook

287

10/52

L

 

 

 

 

 

Forsythia Gate

433

 

 

 

 

CC

 

 

Goldenridge

826

11/53

L

J

R

 

 

 

Greenbrook

255

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

Highland Park

946

10/52

 

J

 

 

P

 

Holly Hill

371

10/53

 

 

R

 

 

 

Indian Creek

964

10/54

L

J

R

 

 

 

Junewood

279

08/56

 

J

 

 

 

 

Juniper Hill

172

 

 

J

 

 

 

 

Kenwood

493

 

 

J

 

 

 

 

Lakeside

355

1952

L

 

 

 

 

 

Lower Orchard

137

 

 

J

 

 

 

 

Magnolia Hill

397

10/52

L

J

 

 

 

 

Mill Creek Falls

403

 

 

J

 

 

 

 

North Park

990

1953

 

J

R

 

 

 

Oaktree Hollow

293

1953

L

 

 

 

 

 

Orangewood

92

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

Pinewood

491

1952

L

 

 

 

 

 

Plumbridge

361

 

 

J

 

 

 

 

Quincy Hollow

438

10/56

 

J

 

 

 

 

Red Cedar Hill

740

1953

 

J

R

 

 

 

Red Rose Gate

257

 

 

 

 

CC

 

 

Snowball Gate

405

1957

 

 

 

CC

 

 

Stonybrook

657

06/52

L

 

 

 

 

 

Thornridge

743

1952

L

J

 

 

 

 

Twin Oaks

456

1958

 

J

 

 

 

C

Upper Orchard

158

 

 

J

 

 

 

 

Vermillion Hill

645

05/55

 

J

 

 

 

 

Violetwood

221

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

Whitewood

194

 

 

J

 

 

 

 

Willowwood

169

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

Yellowood

51

01/54

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

Total Sections

   

21

 21

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by House Model

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