There are many entertainment venues that do not need to be near a large city, so building them in the countryside is a less expensive way to begin their operation. These types of entertainment include theme parks, water parks and even small resorts. Many of them are actually planned to be built on large tracts of land so they can expand, and parking as well as a place for visitors to stay is built into their overall design. Of course they do need to have workers to run them, do maintenance and provide the entertainment for visitors to enjoy. All of these people will need a place to live, shopping for necessities and their own entertainment venues.
Developers are quick to see the advantage in building homes and retail space around large entertainment areas outside the city or suburbs, and many of them specialize in this type of construction. They build planned communities that include everything workers need, and they often design them for ease of commuting to work. Many people will have the same employer, so it makes sense to plan the transport network around their commute.
There are workers at all different levels of responsibility and pay at any large employer, so including different levels of housing is another part of the development design. Apartments are most often for temporary workers, and small homes are for those who want to start a family in their new location. Larger homes are built in their own areas for the executives who will run the facility.
Building complete communities around a new entertainment venue is nothing new, but it is occurring more often in the modern world. Resorts areas want visitors to concentrate on staying within their confines, and workers still need places to live as well as be entertained once they are done for the day.