About Levittown, NY
Levittown is a hamlet and unincorporated political subdivision of New York State which is located in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. It is famous as a post-World War II suburban development and an absolute symbol of modern day suburbia.
The area was named after William J. Levitt , a developer. It was headed by him and his two sons, William and Alfred that built the four planned communities called “Levittown”. It was first used as a potato farm in an area previously known as Island Trees because it contained a tall group of pine trees on which many local farmers depended for survival.
Levittown is served by two public school districts; the Island Trees Union Free School District which serves the Eastern third of the community and the Levittown Union Free School District which serves the other two thirds of the community, as well as large portions of adjacent Wantagh and Seaford. With good schools, low crime, and easy access to where every person needs to go, Levittown is a perfect place to live. The Levittown Historical Museum that had opened in 1997 offers an engaging sight of Levittown’s history, beginning with recollections, photographs, and personal belongings of the First World War II veterans.