bedroom community


: a small community that has no major industries and that is lived in by people who go to another town or city to work
They live in a bedroom community just outside of the city.

Examples of bedroom community in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the past decade, Mesa has started to shed its identity as a bedroom community in part of major developments along its downtown and in the southeast parts of the city near the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Maritza Dominguez, The Arizona Republic, 8 July 2024 There’s been a lot of progress in modernizing the town that transitioned from a farming to a bedroom community since Chatfield took office in November 1977. Pamela McLoughlin, Hartford Courant, 17 June 2024 Winslow is looking to move toward a potential future as a bedroom community for Flagstaff, about 58 miles away. Sarah Lapidus, The Arizona Republic, 29 Apr. 2024 The public rift between two top officials in this quiet bedroom community of 2,702 has sparked an outcry from village residents, some of whom have called for the mayor’s resignation. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 26 Mar. 2024 Until about two years ago, drug fatalities were unheard-of in Fayette County, a rural bedroom community outside of Memphis with about 40,000 people. Jan Hoffman, New York Times, 21 June 2023 The 59th Assembly district is a bedroom community and commuter district. Destiny Torres, Orange County Register, 25 Feb. 2024 Looking to the future, learning from history Former Plano Mayor Pat Evans moved to the city in the early 1970s, the initial years of the bedroom community’s boom. Myah Taylor, Dallas News, 27 Apr. 2023 Carbondale used to be the cheaper bedroom community to Aspen, 45 minutes away. Karin Brulliard, Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2023

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“Bedroom community.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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