Recent Examples of suburb from the Web
And in Newark, New Jersey, no urban neighborhood received an A grade during the initial evaluation, accelerating the process of money and investment fleeing to the suburbs.
As his neighborhood customers migrated to the suburbs in the 1970s and ‘80s, Leon followed them with new stores in Royal Oak, then Dearborn, then Shelby Township.
Working closely with young people on the south side has shown Clemons and Kamran the dismal reality of employment opportunities for young people in the area, who typically commute downtown or to the south suburbs to find jobs.
But that began to ebb in the 1960s as people, especially white residents, fled to the suburbs.
Unlike many who have used Lincoln Heights as a springboard to suburbs in the San Gabriel Valley and elsewhere, Marisa and her husband chose to put down roots here and work to launch their children into the middle class.
Missed opportunity Back then, the scouts didn’t flock to the northeastern suburbs of Atlanta for the 17-year-old Keller.
In the past five years, large U.S. cities have gone from drawing people from the rest of the country to in 2017 losing 437,000 domestic migrants as residents flow to suburbs or uproot for midsize cities.
The pizzeria and pub that brothers Chris, Jason and Jeff Bajalieh began in Birmingham’s Lakeview District in 2011 is expanding to the suburbs, with a new location opening later this year near Life Time Fitness in Vestavia Hills.
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The suburbs vs. the urbs
Given that most of the common words in our language beginning sub- tend to have meanings concerned with “beneath” (as in subterranean and submarine) or “less than” (as with subpar), you would be forgiven for assuming that the suburbs were so named because of their location below, or their status as less than, their urban counterparts. Not so, however: sub- may have other meanings at the beginning of a word; in this case, it indicates not depth or inferiority, but proximity. In other words, the suburbs are a region close to the urbs.
Is urbs an English word? Yes; it is rarely used, but it refers typically to a city, particularly when distinguished from a suburb.
SUBURB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of suburb for English Language Learners
: a town or other area where people live in houses near a larger city
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