People live in three kinds of areas:
- urban areas (cities)
- suburban areas (the areas around cities)
- rural areas (small towns and farmland)
A "suburban community" is a town that's close to a city (usually a 30 minute to 1 hour drive) but is small and quiet. A lot of people in the suburbs live in individual houses instead of apartment buildings. They drive from place to place instead of using public transportation.