rurban fringe

rurban fringe
An overlapping area between city and countryside which has some characteristics of each.

There exists what has come to be called the "rurban fringe," an area occupied by tar paper shacks and stately estates, large commercial farms and one-acre part-time farms, golf courses and cemeteries, airports and obnoxious industries.

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