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  • n. Plural form of exurb.

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Examples

  • So overall, nationally, we are at historic lows for violent crime and property crime, but in a couple of places we have to really look out for, and those places are what we call exurbs, places that are outside of metropolitan areas, and in new suburbs, where they don't have a history of being - of a poor population that they service, and they have a dramatic rise in the number of people becoming poor, and they don't quite know how to handle it.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Most people in exurbs live with other family members, and most of them work at jobs where they are surrounded by other people too.

    Matthew Yglesias » By Request: Missing the Trees

  • I think yo also find that the ethos of mega-capitalism (apply it to houses, cars, boats, etc.) that you find in suburbs/exurbs is strongly opposed by most rural Americans; indeed, they may be the section of our population that finds such thinking most alien and prima facie absurd (perhaps having to do with a closeness to nature that correctly understands growth without end is cancer and animals and chancre in plants).

    Matthew Yglesias » By Request: Missing the Trees

  • It it moving to or living in exurbs that makes people so intolerant of difference, or do people intolerant of difference tend to move to exurbs?

    Matthew Yglesias » By Request: Missing the Trees

  • What share of people living in exurbs have 30-mile commutes?

    Matthew Yglesias » John McCain Repeats Vegas HSR Lie, Adds New Non-True Details

  • Since World War II, development has spread out from cities to suburbs and then to fringe areas known as exurbs.

    U.S. Farmers Reclaim Land From Developers

  • The fate of the exurbs will be a pretty huge determinant – as gas prices go up, the ability to commute from 30 miles away will decrease.

    Matthew Yglesias » John McCain Repeats Vegas HSR Lie, Adds New Non-True Details

  • The Disciannos moved from Aurora, Ill., to their home here in Plano three years ago, lured to the outermost fringes of suburbs, known as the exurbs, by the promise of owning their first home.

    In the Exurbs, the American Dream Is Up for Rent

  • Sally Ryan for The Wall Street Journal Once pioneers to the outermost fringes of suburbs, known as the exurbs, many families in Plano, Ill., at left, are now losing their homes.

    Playing Musical Houses

  • I think the recent housing boom has seriously contributed to this, and if you look at the counties with the biggest growth they are in what sociologists call exurbs, which are towns and cities that are further out that the traditional suburbs.

    The Richest and Poorest Counties and Cities in the US

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