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Bedroom community


a suburban area or town where many commuters live, often quite a distance from the place of employment; also called bedroom suburb , [UK dormitory town]

Can a bedroom community turn into a real self-sustaining town?
Contemporary Examples

The mammoth store had hosted book clubs and regular readings that punctuated the days in that bedroom community.
Ode to the Bookstore John Avlon October 12, 2011


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