A bedroom community is a residential area where large numbers of people live but do not work. Residents of bedroom communities often spend the majority of their time elsewhere, whether at their jobs or taking part in leisure activities.
Bedroom communities typically offer limited or very basic shopping and entertainment opportunities for residents and do not include local industry.
These types of communities have been around since shortly after World War II. But they experienced a surge during the Covid-19 pandemic, with increasing numbers of Americans looking for more space for their families and larger homes to accommodate working remotely (Bankrate).