Young Levittown couple sitting on bench
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Levittown still attracting young homebuyers 60 years on

When developers built Levittown, Pennsylvania, in the 1950s, their target was the young homebuyer.

Couples starting their lives together could buy inexpensive homes where even the furniture was included.

Decades later, the housing bubble and ensuing real estate crisis hurt Levittown - but once again, young couples are attracted to the town, and are helping to heal the market.

Produced by the BBC's David Botti

Additional photos: The Urban Archive at Temple University Libraries, and courtesy Richard Wagner.

  • 12 Mar 2012