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Guess the City 129: Suburban Edition

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Cyburbia Forums > Cyburbia Community > Cities and Places > Gtc #104

Originally posted by Yodan731
Who wants to start cooking with fire and do a "Guess the Suburb #1"
this is the first of what may turn out to be not many "guess the suburb" postings, since so many suburbs look so much the same. I think this one will be pretty easy to get though because it is historic.







 

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Levittown, PA?









(I'm pretty sure there's a Levittwon, PA, isn't there?)
 

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mendelman said:
Levittown, PA?(I'm pretty sure there's a Levittwon, PA, isn't there?)
There sure is, but if memory serves, it has a little topography. I believe there may be a Levittown in Maryland as well.

This is definitely Levittown, Long Island, NY, USA. Now that it has some age, and some trees, it isn't all that bad aesthetically.
 

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Awesome. I actaully have a friend that used to live there. He liked it.
 

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YES it is Levitown NY, that was really fast.

It is the godfather of the Genericville USA.

You win this:



because it all looks the same and you will get lost...

and yes, there is a Levittown PA, I guess after the one here in NY on long island was built, PA wanted their very own too. Yes (surprise!) it too look exactly the same.


You are very correct as well, that by now, it has blossomed into a rather nice place.
 

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Ahhhhh, Levittown.

The value of mass production of homes. You could have your own house with as much unique identity as a BIC pen.


Not to mention the everlasting durability of particle board and 2x4 frame construction. Will outlast the pyramids!
 

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Well, at least the 1950s Levittowns were affordable to "average joes."

Today's California stucco wonderlands (Rancho Los Levitos, perhaps??) cost $300,000 and up. :)
 

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BKM said:
Today's California stucco wonderlands (Rancho Los Levitos, perhaps??) cost $300,000 and up. :)
What? $300K is expensive. You guys can afford it, because you're all movie stars, right?

;-)

Seriously, we could have more affordable housing now, if we viewed housing as less of a consumer item (read: huge profit maker).

I could go for a little cape cod house, but not the Levitt kind, but a genuine England cape cod, mmmmm timber framing.
 
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