Chapter 13.9 Suburban Sprawl
Retailing as well as housing has grown in suburbs.
The Peripheral Model
North American urban areas follow the peripheral model. According to the peripheral model, an urban area consists of a city surrounded by large suburban residential and business areas tied together by a beltway or ring road.
Attractions of suburbs
In polls, more than 90 percent of responders prefer the suburbs to the inner city. Suburbs offer many things, such as single-family houses rather than apartments, protection from crime, and proximity to good schools.
Families go to suburbs to live in single family homes like this one.
Families also come to the suburbs to send their kids to better schools.
Families also move to the suburbs to have large yards like this one