A sizeable commercial center offering a mixture of employment, shopping, and entertainment and serving a primarily suburban area.
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
- After Edge City: Life on the New Frontier title of a 1991 book by American writer Joel Garreau
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition