new town


Definition of new town 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: an urban development comprising a small to medium-sized city with a broad range of housing and planned industrial, commercial, and recreational facilities


geographical name
New·town | \ˈnü-ˌtau̇n, ˈnyü-\

Definition of Newtown (Entry 2 of 2)

town in southwestern Connecticut on the Housatonic River east of Danbury population 27,560

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The area includes the Forum shopping center area and the city’s new Town Center area which is currently under construction. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Peachtree Corners establishes entertainment district," 31 May 2018 Rose and his wife’s new town home is part of a 49-unit development of row homes in a contemporary architectural style. Bob Goldsborough,, "WLS-Ch. 7 sports anchor Jim Rose buys Logan Square town home," 11 Dec. 2017 Newcomers would be highly encouraged to get involved with, or join, groups in their new town. Melissa Rolland,, "Making A Summer Move?," 5 June 2018 City officials have set aside approximately $4 million for the bridge which will connect the Forum shopping center area to the new Town Center. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Peachtree Corners bridge over Peachtree Parkway seems likely," 31 May 2018 Amanda was this woman who had come to a new town, and there was another woman around who was sort of floating in the ether, looking out for her in different incarnations. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Sarah Paulson Is the Ultimate Prada Fan—She Proves It with a Star Turn in the Brand’s New Film," 13 July 2018 Boynton Beach residents could have a new firehouse, the latest move in plans for the city’s new Town Square project aimed at reinvigorating the downtown. Marci Shatzman,, "New Boynton Beach firehouse planned in downtown revamp," 28 June 2018 Lexington’s search for a new town manager is picking up steam. John Laidler,, "Consulting firm hired to help find new Lexington town manager," 2 July 2018 This new skatepark in Luxembourg, for example, acts as a clever dividing line between the city’s old and new towns. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Luxembourg skatepark design nods to 17th-century fortress nearby," 13 June 2018

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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