Levittown, PA is an interesting place. It is a suburb of Philadelphia. This is Monica's hometown. Her mom still lives there in the house Monica grew up in. A community built in the 50's, there are 17,000 homes. There are only 5 house plans. Monica lives in the C section. All the streets start with the letter "c". The houses are also all the same plan. Almost all have been altered over the last 60 years but you can tell they were the same at one time. The man who built it planned it as a community with churches and schools. No streets come together at a 4 way intersection...he wanted easy flowing traffic through the peaceful setting. Google it. It is quite facinating.
Here's a back view of the houses. They have that little back knockout on the second floor.
The view from the front of one of the homes in the neighborhood. This one still has the garage.
Garage gone and porch added.
I just loved walking around looking at the differences and similarities.
Reminds me of those movies about the 60's where the men come out of every house on the block at the same time, carrying the same briefcase and getting into the same car. They did a search during an anniversary to find a home that was completely original on the exterior. There was one house that came close but not close enough to win the prize. The house numbers had been changed.
One house in the hood had some major renovations. It was on Extreme Makeover Home Edition. It really doesn't look like it belongs here anymore. "Bus driver move that bus!" The other homeowners on the block got to choose either new turf for the lawn or a new sidewalk. (Maybe so it would look good on TV)
The other Grandparents, Bob and Lisa, live here. Monica and the boys are staying here for awhile. It's a cute house in a very nice neighborhood. We were happy to visit them there.