Levittown, formerly Island Trees, is located in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, Long Island. It is located half way between the villages of Hempstead and Farmingdale. Levittown gets its name from its builder, the firm of Levitt & Sons, Inc. founded by Abraham Levitt on August 2, 1929, which built the district as a planned community between 1947 and 1951. Sons William and Alfred served as the company’s president and chief architect and planner, respectively. Levittown was the first truly mass-produced suburb and is widely regarded as the archetype for postwar suburbs throughout the country. William Levitt, who assumed control of Levitt & Sons in 1954, is considered the father of modern suburbia in the United States.
Zip Code: 11756
Area Code: 516