It was in October 1947 that the first families moved into their Levitt and Sons Cape Cod houses built on former potato fields in an area called Island Trees. Notice the absence of trees, shrubbery and the unfinished sidewalk.
Many of the newcomers came from apartments in Queens and
According to Lynne Matarrese in "The History of Levittown, New York", "On October 1, 1947, the first 300 families moved into the
Levitt and Sons changed the name of their Island Trees community to