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 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 Any effort to bring a new sports arena to Potomac Yard is likely to draw fierce opposition from some homeowners in nearby low-density neighborhoods like Del Ray, a former bedroom community for rail yard workers now better known for its charming strip of small, independent businesses. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2023 The popular bedroom community grew for the next 40 years, becoming known for excellent schools. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Oct. 2023 The bedroom community 20 miles north of Dallas was incorporated on June 2, 1873. Myah Taylor, Dallas News, 2 June 2023

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“Bedroom community.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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