What does Urban mean?
Urban means living in the city. People who live in urban communities live in the city or big town.

What is an Urban Community?
An Urban Community is a big city or town. It is considered an Urban Community if there are more than 2,500 people living in the community. Urban communities are often busy and crowded. Normally, the city is the most central location in a region. It is also referred to as downtown. In an Urban Community there are many buildings, houses, and people. People often live close together.


What will I see in an Urban Community?
In Urban communities you will see taller buildings. In cities there are often skyscrapers, which are very tall buildings. The tallest skyscraper in the world is in Taipei, it is the Taipei 101 and it is 1,671 feet tall. The tallest skyscraper in the United States is Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois. This skyscraper is
1,451feet tall and is the fifth tallest in the world. You will also see many different forms of public transportation such as taxis, subways, and buses.




What kind of animals would I see in Urban Communities?
There may be squirrels, dogs, cats, and different types of birds, like pigeons. What other animals do you think you would see?




Where do kids go to school in an urban community?
Kids who live in urban communities go to schools that are close to their homes. There schools are just like the schools in suburban and rural communities. To get to school students living in urban areas walk or ride the school bus.




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