exurbia exurbia

Definition(s):

  • (n) a residential area outside of a city and beyond suburbia

Usage(s):

  1. In these short stories, the author writes again of exurbia: the proletariat of vice presidents, the charming, irresponsible remnants of old fami lies, and the winning eccentrics.
  2. Land developers were revving up their bulldozers to push exurbia into rural Maine.
  3. The scene is Eastern exurbia, with its vast, manicured lawns, four-car garages and, most emblematic of the good life, swimming pools.

News

  • The end of the suburbs

    When the United States suffered its epic housing bust, no part of the country felt the agony more than the suburbs. Of course, suburbia and its farthest reaches (known as exurbia) were where the most egregious homebuilding excesses took place.
    on July 8, 2013     Source: CNN Money

Quotes

  • "In rural areas or exurbia where there may be voters who have some disappointment with Bush, either on the budget deficit or other things, this is the kind of thing that will drive them to the polls - to his benefit," said Gary Bauer, a...
    on Jul 13, 2004 By: Gary Bauer Source: Seattle Times

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