bedroom community


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bedroom community

A community in which most people commute to jobs elsewhere (and thus usually only come home to sleep during the work week). Since I'm still in school, I'm not sure I want to live in a town that's such a bedroom community—I want to be able to spend time with people during the day when I'm not in class.
See also: bedroom, community
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Sunshine was a bedroom community because it had a rural population, was located in a rural municipality, and exhibited many of the social propensities commonly associated with a rural community.
To assist in describing the association between community involvement in school and the social networks existing or lacking within a bedroom community, I asked participants to identify types of community involvement they deemed as important.
As mentioned above, community involvement in school held great potential to strengthen the social cohesion of the community; however, in many ways, Sunshine's status as a bedroom community also limited the social cohesion of the community.
"We would be a bedroom community for the mine development.
Melody & Company, a national real estate investment banking firm, arranged permanent fixed-rate financing in the amount of $22 million for three multi-family properties all located in Menands, a bedroom community outside of Albany, N.Y.
The reclaimed land would be ideally suited as a bedroom community for Manhattan financial district workers or employees of the many corporate back-office facilities that have been relocated to Jersey City and Hoboken from New York.
"Fairfield County is no longer just a Manhattan bedroom community," said Mowers.
Butts said Harlem can become the bedroom community for Southern Manhattan.