- /lev"it town'/, n.a town on W Long Island, in SE New York. 57,045.
* * *Extensive suburban housing development in Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y. Developed 1946–51 by the firm of Levitt and Sons, Inc., it was an early example of a completely preplanned and mass-produced housing complex.It contained thousands of low-cost homes (with accompanying shopping centers, playgrounds, swimming pools, community halls, and schools). Levitt repeated the formula in Bucks County, Pa. (1951–55). The name Levittown became equated with similar developments built across the country in the postwar building boom. Though once widely deplored, his towns differ from other, usually monotonous, middle-class speculative developments in their meandering roads and lush plantings.
* * *unincorporated residential community in Hempstead town (township), Nassau county, western Long Island, New York, U.S. Developed between 1946 and 1951 by the firm of Levitt and Sons, Inc., Levittown was an early example of a completely preplanned and mass-produced housing complex (urban planning). More than 17,000 low-cost homes were built, with accompanying shopping centres, playgrounds, swimming pools, community halls, and schools. The name Levittown became a national symbol for suburbia during the post-World War II building boom. Many of the homes were subsequently remodeled or redesigned, and few of the original structures remain. Pop. (1990) 53,286; (2000) 53,067.extensive, unincorporated suburban housing development in Bucks county, eastern Pennsylvania, U.S., near the big bend of the Delaware River, approximately midway between Philadelphia and Trenton, New Jersey. It was built between 1951 and 1958 by Levitt & Sons, Inc., who repeated there the planned construction formula that resulted in the development of Levittown, New York, in the late 1940s. The first occupants arrived in June 1952. The name Levittown is now equated with similar developments all across the country.
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Levittown — Levittown, Puerto Rico Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Levittown, Puerto Rico [[Image:|70px|Escudo oficial deLevittown, Puerto Rico]] … Wikipedia Español
Levittown — Levittown, PR U.S. comunidad in Puerto Rico Population (2000): 30140 Housing Units (2000): 11299 Land area (2000): 2.269729 sq. miles (5.878570 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.260005 sq. miles (0.673409 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.529734 sq. miles… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
Levittown — is the name of some large suburban developments created in the United States of America by William Levitt and his company Levitt Sons: *Willingboro Township, New Jersey which was briefly known as Levittown *Levittown, New York The first Levittown … Wikipedia
Levittown — bezeichnet mehrere vorstädtische Siedlungen in den Vereinigten Staaten, die von William Levitt und seiner Firma Levitt Sons entworfen wurden: Levittown (New York), das erste Levittown; war ursprünglich als Island Trees bekannt Levittown… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Levittown — [ levɪtaʊn], Wohnsiedlung (in Fertigbauweise) im östlichen Vorortbereich von New York, USA, auf Long Island, (1990) 53 300 Einwohner (1970: 65 400 Einwohner). 1947 besonders für Kriegsveteranen gegründet und von der Firma A. S. Levitt errichtet … Universal-Lexikon
Levittown, NY — U.S. Census Designated Place in New York Population (2000): 53067 Housing Units (2000): 17410 Land area (2000): 6.876200 sq. miles (17.809275 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.876200 sq. miles… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
Levittown, PA — U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 53966 Housing Units (2000): 19044 Land area (2000): 10.164013 sq. miles (26.324672 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.062357 sq. miles (0.161504 sq. km) Total area (2000): 10.226370 sq.… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
Levittown, PR — U.S. comunidad in Puerto Rico Population (2000): 30140 Housing Units (2000): 11299 Land area (2000): 2.269729 sq. miles (5.878570 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.260005 sq. miles (0.673409 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.529734 sq. miles (6.551979 sq.… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
Levittown — Levittown was the name of the first town of massproduced, affordable single family homes built by William J. Levitt on Long Island, New York, with a population of more than 10,000 between 1947 and 1951. Similar towns were established outside… … Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era
Levittown — used figuratively for generic suburban tract housing, Amer.Eng., from the vast planned real estate developments built by the firm Levitt & Sons Inc., the first on Long Island, 1946 51 (more than 17,000 homes), the second north of Philadelphia… … Etymology dictionary
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