levittown and the suburbs.
american life invention project
a new way of life.
Levittown was a turning point in American life. The fact that the houses were developed so similarly gave the idea to americans to want this similar life. It influenced how people percieved the ideal house, the ideal family, and the ideal life. The people that lived in Levittown thought that they had this, because that is what everyone around them had also. They felt accomplished in a way that they had what was wanted by many. The society of America was shaped in the 195o's, especially by Levittown. It was a simple idea that became popular and led to a new way of life.
the ideal life.
The standard one-family house in Levittown.
what an average street in Levittown looked like.
An overview of the suburbs as a whole.
Levittown started on the East Coast. The first major subdivision that was established was in the community of Roslyn on Long Island which consisted of 2,250 homes. After it was proven successful in Long Island, the idea spread throughout the East Coast and the country.