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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or residing in an exurb


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  • Something like one of these multimillion dollar condos would have doomed Edwards, but 28,200 square feet in exurban North Carolina is solid.

    Matthew Yglesias » Edwards’ Big House

  • That place gives a new meaning to "exurban" - the only place farther from a growing city is the Aleutian Islands.

    Philocrites: Unitarian Universalists 'invading the Bible belt.'

  • And the Republicans turned out their base in the so - called exurban communities, the fast-growing new towns that have grown up beyond the narrower suburban ring.

    CNN Transcript Nov 26, 2004

  • In this month's election, President Bush carried 97 of the nation's 100 fastest-growing counties, most of them "exurban" communities that are rapidly transforming farmland into subdivisions and shopping malls on the periphery of major metropolitan areas.

    Archive 2004-11-01

  • PAUL SCHWARTZ, CLEAN WATER ACTION: The spread of the population from our urban cores to our suburban and exurban, meaning sort of sprawled out communities in what used to be farm fields, is threatening our rivers through what I like to call death by 1,000 cuts.

    CNN Transcript Oct 15, 2003

  • So far, Wilbur Smith has proposed the parish be divided into three zoning tiers: an urban tier with stricter zoning codes around Bossier City, an "exurban" tier with looser requirements outside of urban tier, all the way around from Benton to south Bossier, and a third, rural tier with just rudimentary zoning in the furthest reaches of the parish.


  • Furthermore, urban centers today now spread far beyond traditional city limits, with suburban and now "exurban" sprawl invading what were until recently rural landscapes.

    Charleston Daily Mail - Opinion

  • The population had grown, and a big new exurban belt surrounded the Twin Cities.

    The Good Fight

  • Intensely envious gazers and wannabees from pedestrian exurban conclaves across the Bay or down the lake.

    Renting in Ajijic

  • He's clearly a brilliant kid, who would probably have done better in rural Alaska than in exurban Washington state.

    Boing Boing


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