Levittown, Pennsylvania- a sub-urban planned community of Bucks county. It was the first place we settled in, after moving to US. Already seems long ago! And I thought of sharing my experience staying here for a little over a year’s time.
Levittown is a peaceful and a safe place to live with lots of greens and fresh air to breathe. It is about 20 miles from the center city of Philadelphia.
The first thing I can recall is Rita’s. It seemed like “The place” for socializing for the community around here. Having flavored water ice in your tank tops & jean shorts, and chit chat enjoying the outdoors in summers. Another place we liked to hang out on cloudy days was “The Great American Diner” just off the Veterans Highway. You could watch games over never ending, large nacho plates. Our usual after work activity, specially in winters, was to work out at LA Fitness which was about 4 miles from New Rodgers road. A pretty decent facility with swimming pool, squash courts and a variety of classes.
In vicinity of my apartment, I could spot more cars than people, probably the typical thing of a sub-urban life. Although it did motivate us to get away from Levittown often on the weekends. But I always liked to come back to the serenity of this little town. I miss the peaceful but dark evenings with the sound of blowing wind and the presence of a large tree by my window.
I remember the Langhorne train station from where I took a train to downtown Philadelphia. The railway crossing rang bell to stop the traffic to let the train pass. The station had nothing but a covered porch and a car body repair shop near by.
Living in the city for last two years, I can definitely point down the differences in life style, both pros & cons. But somehow I feel I’m a city girl. I see more people than I see cars here. And the list of tings I can do in the city just gets longer everyday! 🙂