Exurb

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An exurb (also known as a bedroom community and as a commuter town) is a municipal (often urban area) within a larger metropolitan area, lying beyond the suburbs, that is separated from the principal city by rural territory.

Examples[edit]

Principal City Exurbs
Chicago, Illinois, USA DeKalb, Kankakee
London, UK Milton Keynes, St. Albans
San Francisco or San Jose, California, USA Tracy, Modesto

References[edit]

Demographia| Definition of Urban Terms. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.demographia.com/db-define.pdf