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Areas in towns or cities

agora

noun

a place in ancient Greek towns where markets and public meetings were held outside

area

noun

a part of a city, town, country etc

armpit

noun

the ugliest place in a city or region

barrio

noun

a poor district of a city in a Spanish-speaking country

barrio

noun

a part of a US city where most people speak Spanish

basti

noun

a slum1 1

block

noun

an area of buildings in a town or city with streets on all four sides

block

noun

the distance along a city street from where one road crosses it to the next road

borough

noun

a town or a district in a city that is responsible for its own schools, libraries etc

burbs

noun

the suburbs

burgh

noun

a town or part of a large city that has its own local government

business park

noun

a special area for offices and small factories, usually away from the centre of a town

bustee

noun

another spelling of basti

cantonment

noun

a district of a South Asian city which shows the influence of Western Europeans or Americans

cardboard city

noun

an area in a city where people who have no homes make shelters from cardboard boxes

casbah

noun

another spelling of kasbah

catchment area

noun

the area for which a school or hospital provides a service

CBD

abbreviation

central business district: the area of a city where the most important businesses and shops are located

centre

noun

the part of a town or city that contains most of the shops, restaurants, and places of entertainment

Chinatown

noun

an area in a large city that has many Chinese restaurants and shops and where the population is mainly Chinese

city centre

noun

the part of a city where the main shops and businesses are. The American word is downtown.

common

noun

a large piece of open land in a village or town where anyone can walk, play sports etc

commuter belt

noun

an area surrounding a large city where many people who work in that city live

concrete jungle

noun

an unpleasant part of a city where there are a lot of ugly buildings close together

council estate

noun

an area of a city consisting of council houses

dockland

noun

the area of a town or city around its docks

downtown

noun

the centre of a town or city, especially the business or shopping areas

the East End

the eastern part of London, where working-class people traditionally lived

the East Side

the southeastern part of Manhattan in New York that is divided into the Lower East Side, where many poor people live, and the Upper East Side, where many rich people live

enclave

noun

an area of a country or city where a particular group of people live

end

noun

used in the names of some districts of cities

estate

noun

an area where there are many houses, usually built at the same time by the same company. Many estates are owned by local government and have cheap houses for poorer families. The American word is development

estate

noun

an industrial estate or trading estate

favela

noun

a poor area of a town in Brazil where the houses are in very bad condition

ghetto

noun

an area in a city or town where people of a particular type live, usually in poor conditions

ghetto

noun

a part of a European town or city where Jewish people were forced to live in the past

Ground Zero

the area that was left after the World Trade Center in New York was destroyed on 11th September 2001

high street

noun

the main street in a town or city, with a lot of businesses along it

hood

noun

the neighbourhood where you live in a city or town

industrial estate

noun

an area of land where industrial companies have their buildings

industrial park

noun

an industrial estate

inner city

noun

an area near the centre of a large city where a lot of poverty and other social problems exist

kasbah

noun

the old central part of a North African city, often surrounding a castle and including a market

maidan

noun

a large area with no buildings, trees etc on it, in or near a town

main drag

noun

the main street in a town

marketplace

noun

a place where people sell goods outside in a town or village market

midtown

noun

the part of a city near the centre

neighbourhood

noun

a particular area of a city or town

no-go area

noun

an area in a town that is not considered to be safe because there are high levels of crime and violence there

outskirts

noun

the areas of a town or city that are furthest away from the centre

park

noun

in a town, an open public area with grass and trees, often with sports fields or places for children to play

part

noun

a region of a country or district of a city

piazza

noun

a large open space in a town, especially an Italian town square

plaza

noun

a large open area with a hard surface in a city or town

plaza

noun

an area in a city where there are several shops and businesses

precinct

noun

a part of a town that has a particular use, especially an area where no cars are allowed

precinct

noun

a district in a town or city, usually organized for voting, police, or government purposes

quarter

noun

a part of a town where you find particular buildings, activities, or people

ribbon development

noun

a long row of houses built along a major road leading out of a city

riverfront

noun

a row of houses, or the part of a town, that is next to a river

science park

noun

an area where there are many organizations doing scientific research, especially an area connected to a university

seafront

noun

the part of a town by the sea where there are houses, hotels etc

section

noun

an area in a town or city

shanty town

noun

an area where very poor people live in shanties

skid row

noun

a very poor area of a town where there are a lot of people who drink too much alcohol

slum

noun

a poor area of a town where the houses are in very bad condition

souk

noun

a market in an Arab town

sprawl

noun

a part of a town or city that starts to spread into the countryside in a way that is ugly and not carefully planned

stockbroker belt

noun

an area around a city where rich people who work in the city live

street

noun

outside in a city or town

street

noun

relating to streets, or taking place on the streets in a city or town

suburb

noun

an area or town near a large city but away from its centre, where there are many houses, especially for middle-class people

Tin Pan Alley

noun

the people who write, produce, and play popular music, or the part of a city where they work

town

noun

the centre of a town where all the shops are

town centre

noun

the part of a town where most of the shops, banks, restaurants, or bars are. The American word is downtown

trading estate

noun

an area, often just outside a town, where there are a lot of companies and small factories

urban sprawl

noun

a very large area of buildings, industries etc that has spread from a city into the countryside surrounding it, especially in a way that is not attractive

ward

noun

a small district that a city, town, or other area is divided into for local elections in the UK

waste

adjective

waste land or waste ground is land that is not being used or has not been built on, usually in a city

the West End

the western part of a city

neck of the woods

a particular part of a town or country

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