Just after WWII there was a demand for affordable homes and the modern American suburbia was born in the shape of a new planned community concept by The Levitt Corporation in New York called Levittown. This successful concept was echoed around the country and in 1969 Palm Coast was begun on an initial 42,000 by Levitt and the International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation (ITT). This new community was to originally include 40,000 home sites with public amenities including a boat landing, marina, waterfall,s golf course and yacht and tennis clubs.
Palm Coast's first planned 'neighborhood' included nine different homes to be located in the "Showcase Golf Course Neighborhood". This neighborhood was built around the Palm Coast Club course which was designed by William Amick and considered t be one of Florida's most challenging. The proximity of the homes to the golf course helped to drive home sales and models such as the Santa Rosa, DeSoto and Del Mar featured a mid-century modern design of concrete block construction, gabled roofs and detailed with batten siding and faux brick. Pictured is the Del Mar which was built as a model home in 1972.
By 1975, over 38,000 houses had been sold, and in 1999 Palm Coast was incorporated as a city and today has a population in excess of 100,000 and includes many more neighborhoods and luxury communities such as Hammock Dunes, Grand Haven and the planned Marina Del Palma.