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 (ĕk-sûr′bē-ə, ĕg-zûr′-)
A typically exurban area.


(Sociology) chiefly US the region outside the suburbs of a city, consisting of residential areas (exurbs) that are occupied predominantly by rich commuters (exurbanites). Compare stockbroker belt
[C20: from ex-1 + Latin urbs city, on pattern of suburbia]
exˈurban adj


(ɛkˈsɜr bi ə, ɛgˈzɜr-)

a generalized area comprising the exurbs.
[1950–55, Amer.; ex-1 + (sub) urbia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exurbia - a residential area outside of a city and beyond suburbia
residential area, residential district, community - a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
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Self-defense while operating a mom-and-pop store in the inner city differs greatly from the same couple operating the same store in exurbia.
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Here, Peck writes of the boom, then bust, of exurbia (areas 25 miles or more outside major cities); the impact of renters and foreclosures on communities, large drops in home values and the erosion of neighborhoods; the demographic changes resulting from foreclosures; the widespread use of houses as automated teller machines (ATMs) from 2000 to 2006, when home prices nearly doubled; the relaxation of credit standards; how real estate activities at the peak accounted for more than 25 percent of the local economy in cities such as Phoenix, Las Vegas and Orlando, Florida; the advent of surplus exurbia and the phenomenon of being stuck in place, unable to move; and the loss of optimism about the future as a result of the Great Recession.
Students who have been raised in exurbia or on a farm or in a fishing village could never think this way: they know that man is always-already in nature.
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Bill fostered guitar Masses and small faith communities that challenged the sterile individualism of exurbia.