Have you ever heard the story of how Levittown, PA was developed? Levittown, a planned community with a population of 52,983 (based on 2010 census), is located approximately 22 miles away from downtown Philadelphia and is generally recognized as the largest suburb of Philadelphia. Levittown is an especially new community compared to many other areas in Pennsylvania. Read on to learn how this unique community came to be!
Levittown Truly Is Levitt’s Town in Many Ways
The majority of the land that makes up Levittown was only purchased in 1951 by the builders Levitt & Sons (brothers William and Andrew Levitt). The brothers began development development in 1952 after the completion of Levittown, NY on Long Island. William Levitt himself is credited as being the creator of the American suburb, and his company was truly ahead of its time.
Levitt & Sons developed an elaborate assembly-line method of home building, wherein each worker only had one task and moved from house to house. Workers were actually able to produce a finished house every 16 minutes, and within six years they built 17,311 homes!
The Levitts were incredibly generous to the new community, donating land in each neighborhood for public schools, parks, pools, playgrounds, and churches. What was also unique about the setup of Levittown was that it was built as a complete community.
The community was laid out in 40 sections (or neighborhoods) of 50 to 940 homes each, and all streets were paved and devoid of four-way intersections. The names of the streets within each section uniformly begin with the same letter that begins the name of the section in question, making it very easy to determine where any particular street is located. In addition, they used “Edgely Road” as the dividing line, with “road” used for street names to the west and “lane” used for all streets to the east. As you can see, this was an extremely well thought out process, and the original setup of “Levittown” still exists today!
The Levittown Moving Company You Can Trust!
Here at O’Brien’s Moving, we pride ourselves on being the moving company Levittown residents can trust. Our Levittown moving company has been serving the surrounding area since 1928, and Levittown itself since its inception! Our focus on courteous and dependable service has earned us a reputation as the Levittown moving company of choice — read on to learn more about our comprehensive moving services.
- Residential: Our professional movers will carefully relocate your family’s belongings, and will work with you every step of the way to ensure your move is completed on time and on budget!
- Commercial: Your business is in safe hands with the experts at O’Brien’s moving! We’ll take care of the details and will work efficiently so that you’ll be up and running at your new location in now time at all!
- Specialized: From pianos to lab equipment, our specialized moving services ensure your unique items arrive at their destination in optimal condition!
- Storage: Whether you’re staging your home or looking for long-term storage solutions, our Levittown movers can carefully pack away your items and ensure their safety in our state-of the art storage facility!
When you’re ready to experience a stress-free move to or from Levittown, call the experts at O’Brien’s Moving! We’ll assist you in choosing a moving package that meets your exact needs and budget, and will provide a free in-home estimate so that you stay in the know every step of the way. You’ll soon see first-hand why our Levittown movers are known as the best in the business!
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