Definition of town center in US English:

town center


  • The central part or main business and commercial area of a town.

    ‘parking charges in the town center are putting people off shopping’
    • ‘We live right next to the town centre—we can shop, bring food home, eat it, and repeat the process long before they could even load a van up with our order.’
    • ‘Few of them can afford to shop there; the development robbed them of an opportunity to secure an accessible town centre that met their real needs.’
    • ‘The trend is for apartments rather than large houses, especially in the town centre.’
    • ‘After having its historical town centre reconstructed, property prices became unaffordable to the young, widening the separation between the 'haves' and the 'have-nots'.’
    • ‘The new bus station replaces an existing one, which had long become a disruptive and dreary element in the town centre.’
    • ‘Each entry comprised a graphic concept and a short sentence which described a vision for a twenty-first century town centre.’
    • ‘From inside the city, the channel reported that there were no disturbances, and broadcast pictures of a deserted town centre and quiet streets.’
    • ‘Doncaster town centre has an enormous market which is popular with locals and visitors alike.’
    • ‘By the time we got to our hotel, it was 11.30 pm, leaving no time for the planned romantic stroll through the beautiful town centre.’
    • ‘Situated on the Dublin Road, the three star bed and breakfast is within walking distance of Kilkenny town centre.’