Area + 3
A suburban shopping district.
These shopping strips aided in the portrayal of suburbia as offering the beauty and quaintness of rural living while simultaneously providing the services and luxuries of the city. The designers of Union City's suburbs were heavily influenced by classic "Main Street" designs of the 19th century and walkable urban streets found in the city's core, so they modelled their shopping districts after both ideas. The result was a pedestrian-friendly environment where community and local businesses thrived, making Union City's suburbs one of the most critically acclaimed places to live. While the lights and glory of the suburbs waned during the zombie apocalypse, remnants of good days long gone still remain.
- Wood, metal, cloth and junk that can be recycled into components are very common here.
- Food and water is also common.
- Weapons, gear, medical items and ammunition are somewhat rarer but can still be found.
The level of a Shopping Strip is always 3 levels higher than the area it is in.
Shopping strips resemble Streets or Highways, albeit with a higher spawn rate and containers scattered along the street. Survivors start on one end of the street and must reach the other side to exit the area. Zombies spawn from the alleys, the back of certain buildings and the roads located near the intersection.