Oxford defines the term as an "area where people live that is outside the centre of a city".
And Edmonton, Alberta is a city of 'burbs. As cities go it sprawls — covering a massive 9,426.73 sq. kms. Fewer than half of its neighbourhoods were here 40 years ago. In fact, last year more than 80 per cent of new homes built in the Alberta capital were built in the 'burbs versus mature neighbourhoods. New neighbourhoods are popping up as the city pushes out in every direction. People choosing the 'burbs have to live with the benefits and trade offs that come with that choice.
We're travelling to the city's outskirts and beyond to its bedroom communities to hear from the people who call the 'burbs home.