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Old 09-02-2015, 12:46 PM
 
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If the Upper Middle didn't live there when they came back from the war, where did they move?
Does the neighborhood look much different than it did when it was built?
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:23 PM
 
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There's more big trees now.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:11 AM
 
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If the Upper Middle didn't live there when they came back from the war, where did they move?
Does the neighborhood look much different than it did when it was built?
Levittown is definitely middle & working class. The neighborhood does look similar as it did when it was created, the only differences is that some houses have had exterior updates and some houses were added onto it...since the houses lack space due to not having basements.

On LI, the "upper middle class" has the highest concentration on the northern half of the island; as well as south of Merrick Rd/Montauk Hwy. The only major exceptions are Rockville Centre and the Hamptons.

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Old 09-11-2015, 11:11 PM
 
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I grew up near there. The houses have morphed a quite a bit in six decades. There are a few originals left, but not too many. It's not nearly as uniform as it started.

And it's still middle middle class, but maybe more white collar that it used to be.
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Old 09-12-2015, 10:14 AM
 
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If the Upper Middle didn't live there when they came back from the war, where did they move?
The upper middle class or bourgeoisie didn't need a Levittown; their parents lived in the better parts of cities and towns and their sons' careers were pretty much already arranged.

The Levittowns (NY and PA) were built for lowly working class GIs without much money who wanted to get out of the city slums and had good industrial jobs and/or were also going to college on the GI Bill. The Levittowns were an interim stop on the road to the middle class.
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