Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A typically exurban area.

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  • noun A residential area beyond the suburbs.

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  • noun a residential area outside of a city and beyond suburbia

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Examples

  • What it DOES do is penalize folks who live in exurbia, where housing prices have already plummeted.

    Matthew Yglesias » Doubts About a Vehicle-Miles Traveled Tax

  • Just think about how fundamentalist/evangelical churches have become so present in Middle American suburbia/exurbia.

    Matthew Yglesias » Command and Control

  • I'd say in some parts of the country where people have to drive a lot (exurbia, ...) it did cause the recession by eliminating disposable income.

    Priorities « PubliCola

  • So yes our housing choices matter – a lot - but there is plenty of room for densification between the extremes of exurbia and Manhattan. bigTom Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Subsidizing Homeownership

  • Living in Italy for extended periods was the great geographical adventure of Cheever's life and a foil to his obsession with American exurbia.

    John Cheever's Cruel Paradoxes

  • That we should have to make a hue and cry to save community gardens again strikes me as terribly ironic considering we've already done this, and, in the larger context, absolutely know what happens when the sprawl wins, whether it is out there on the edge of exurbia or down the block.

    Matthew Wills: Brooklyn Farms, Then and Now

  • Representative Trent Franks must say good-bye to his district of desert and exurbia and go back to Colorado.

    Martin Nolan: Arizona for Arizonans, Now!

  • That we should have to make a hue and cry to save community gardens again strikes me as terribly ironic considering we've already done this, and, in the larger context, absolutely know what happens when the sprawl wins, whether it is out there on the edge of exurbia or down the block.

    Matthew Wills: Brooklyn Farms, Then and Now

  • Living in Italy for extended periods was the great geographical adventure of Cheever's life and a foil to his obsession with American exurbia.

    John Cheever's Cruel Paradoxes

  • Representative Trent Franks must say good-bye to his district of desert and exurbia and go back to Colorado.

    Martin Nolan: Arizona for Arizonans, Now!

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  • Compare lexurbia, the area outside a dictionary where fringe-dwelling words live.

    December 8, 2008