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Date

6-1-1970

Description

Willingboro, New Jersey is a residential community initially purchased and subdivided by Levitt and Sons for plans of property tax profit, following previous incantations of Levittown in New York and Pennsylvannia. By 1956, Levitt had acquired 90% of the Township and developed Willingboro in idealistic planned suburbia. This neighborhood of single-family homes near Rancocas Creek cost up to $40,000 in 1970.

Notes

Gans, Herbert J. "The Levittowners: Ways of Life and Politics in a New Suburban Community." Pantheon Books, 1967. "A Short History of Willingboro." Willingboro Public Library, 2010, www.willingboro.org/47-a-short-history-of-willingboro/. Accessed 14 Dec. 2016.

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Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Building Type

Single family dwelling

Subject Headings

Surburbs -- New Jersey -- Willingboro; Single family homes -- New Jersey -- Willingboro; Cluster housing -- New Jersey -- Willingboro; Residential real estate -- New Jersey -- Willingboro; Dwelliings -- New Jersey -- Willingboro

Country Name

United States

Region Name

New Jersey

City Name

Willingboro Township

Keywords

neighborhoods, housing, suburbs, new town, new towns, suburbs, William Levitt

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