Introduction to Levittown, Pennsylvania
Levittown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks county, is 22 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town has a population of approximately 53,966.
Levittown, which was planned and built by Levitt & Sons, was named in honor of William J. Levitt. The majority of the land on which the town now stands was purchased in 1951. Construction began in February of 1952, after the completion of the hamlet in New York which had the same name and was built by the same builders. The uniqueness of this town rests in the fact that it was built as a planned community, complete with traffic-calming curvilinear roads, a public elementary school, churches, public pools, parks, playgrounds and other such amenities.
Levittown and Nearby Attractions
- New Jersey State Museum
- Abington Art Center
- Adventure Aquarium
- Black River & Western Railroad
- Bulls Island Natural Area
- Bear Creek
Things To Do In Levittown
Numerous museums are located near Levittown including the New Jersey State Museum, Old Barracks Museum, the William Trent House, and Trenton City Museum. Abington Art Center, Albert Einstein House, and Alice Paul Birthplace are some of the historic sites nearby. Recreational opportunities are available at Bulls Island Natural Area, Independence National Historical Park, and Lebanon State Forest. Other attractions include Adventure Aquarium, Philadelphia Zoo and Rutgers Gardens.
Philadelphia International Airport is a major airport nearby.
Levittown Higher Education
Some of the colleges near Levittown are Rider University, Thomas Edison State College, and Philadelphia Biblical University - Langhorne.