edge cityedge city
a concentration of comparatively recent commercial and retail development on the outskirts of an urban area, that provides the employment, shopping, etc. customarily sought in a central city
Origin of edge city; from Edge City: Life on the New Frontier (1991), book by J. Garreau, United States journalist
A sizeable commercial center offering a mixture of employment, shopping, and entertainment and serving a primarily suburban area.
Origin of edge cityAfter Edge City: Life on the New Frontier, title of a 1991 book by American writer Joel Garreau.