13.9 Subruban Sprawl

Suburbs sprawl outside of American Cities

The peripheral model

This model states that a urban area is surrounded by a large suburban residential and buisness areas tied together by a beltway or ring road

Attraction to Suburbs

Suburbs are popular because of their

  • Detached single family dwelling rather than a row house or apartment
  • A yard surrounding the house for children to play
  • Several places to park at no cost
  • A greater oppourtunity for home ownership
  • Protection from inner-city crime and congestion
  • Proximity to good schools