Introduction to Levittown, New York
Levittown, New York, in Nassau county, is 24 miles E of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau-Suffolk metropolitan area with. Levittown has a population of approximately 53,067.
The area was named after Levitt & Sons Inc, who built the town between 1947 and 1951 as a planned community. The town was built on land that was once used for potato farming. Levitt & Sons used cost-effective construction methods that resulted in the production of 30 houses a day. Levittown is distinguished for being the first mass-produced suburb and has served as an archetype in the building of postwar suburbs across the country.
Levittown and nearby Attractions
- Bronx Zoo
- Amityville Historical Society - Lauder Museum
- New York Botanical Garden
- Nassau County Museum of Art
- Belmont Park Race Track
- Eisenhower County Park
Things To Do In Levittown
The Mediterranean Family Festival is organized by Levittown every September. Local museums include African American Museum, the Rock Hall Museum, the Long Island Children's Museum and the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park. The area offers opportunities for camping, boating, fishing and swimming. Local parks include Pelham Bay Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Captree State Park and Van Cortlandt Park.
John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.
Levittown Higher Education
SUNY College of Technology, Hofstra University, the New York Institute of Technology and Nassau Community College are colleges close to Levittown.