Abstract: In Guangzhou, residential suburbanization started from the late 1980s. By now， it has experienced three stages: the beginning, the development period and the accelerated phase. The spatial distribution has the following charicteristics: distributing along the main road proliferation, plate gathering, suburb gathering. Government, developers, public are the main driving force. In the beginning and the development period, public was in a passive position. While in the accelerated phase of large-scale development , the majority of the public accept the mode of living suburbanization. This change is conducive to the further development of living suburbanization.