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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Also, I focus on rural and urban features of community involvement in school, because the bedroom community of my study had a rural population, yet most of the residents of the bedroom community regularly commuted to a city for employment and entertainment and displayed urban-like tendencies.
The local economy is characterized by its agricultural base, its growing industrial presence, and its expanding role as a bedroom community to regional labor markets.
The issue looms large for the bedroom community, west of the Golden State Freeway.
With an estimated population of 4,933, the city is best characterized as a bedroom community to Salt Lake City.
Glendale) has always been called the bedroom community of Los Angeles,'' he said.
The local economy is characterized as a bedroom community experiencing dramatic population growth and residential development.
SAUGUS - A few places to eat, a gas station or two and the Saugus Drug store are about all the businesses the community of Saugus wants, opting instead for the serenity of remaining a bedroom community.
has headed the Fairfax County (Virginia) Economic Development Authority since 1984 as Fairfax County transformed itself from a bedroom community of Washington, D.
They also noted that a large number of police officers who work in neighboring jurisdictions live in Simi Valley, in effect creating a bedroom community of law enforcement officials.
The city benefits from its close proximity to the Orlando metropolitan area and serves as a bedroom community to over 20,000 commuting professionals.
Founded in 1949, VICA worked hard to keep the Valley from becoming a bedroom community.
In the SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition, players can create a megalopolis by weaving together a tapestry of cities ranging from a bedroom community to a high tech urban center or a vacation destination to a farming village.
Founded in 1949, when the San Fernando Valley had orange groves and street cars that took residents to work in downtown Los Angeles, VICA worked to keep the Valley from becoming merely a bedroom community.