is a name created by Jack Lessinger, Ph.D., a now retired Professor and Emeritus
of Real Estate and Urban
Development at the University of Washington (state).
Dr. Lessinger has applied the name
"Penturbia®" to certain counties most
likely to experience significant property value increases in the next 20 years. By
analyzing U. S. Census and other population data
from 1790 through 2006, he has
identified four previous migrations as the United States
The current migration is to the
fifth region of opportunity, hence the name Pent-Urbia. The
area comprising Penturbia is
specified by county. According to
Dr. Lessinger's analysis, the specific counties in North East Texas most likely to
experience that migration and the
accompanying increases in property values are:
Hunt, Rains, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood
If you are
planning a move to the country or just wanting to make a good investment in
estate, it makes excellent sense
to consider these counties. The names of key
cities in these counties are: Athens, Canton,
Emory, Gilmer, Palestine, Mineloa, Palestine,
and Wills Point. If you are even vaguely familiar with North East Texas. these names evoke
thoughts of woods, rolling hills, clean
water, clear skies, wide-open pastures and a
genuine Texas culture where honesty, truth
and community spirit still exist. Another of Dr.
Lessinger's books, entitled Boom Counties*, is as he
says it, "A Guide to Wealth and
Serenity in a High-Risk Economy." The book is a
compendium of common sense, meaningful
history and insightful conclusions drawn by
rigorous analyses of Census data.
In addition to
indicating counties most likely to experience growth and increasing property
Counties examines the socioeconomic
factors and the people's new mindsets
which are actually driving the current migration.
While predicting the future is somewhat like
predicting the weather, predictions and recommendations in Dr. Lessinger's earlier
of Opportunity (1986)
and Penturbia (1991) are very accurate. His forecast
of migration and
property value increases are already significant in
and increasingly in the Counties of Van Zandt & Henderson Counties as
population moves further and futher East of the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex.
books, Boom Counties, Schizomainia, Your County--Boom or Bust
Transformation, all refine
his predictive models and forecasts for the settling
of Penturbia®. As with many
things in life, knowledge is Power!
The very newest book is Transformation, Fall of the
Consumer Economy & Rise of the
Responsible Capitalist. You can order his latest
books thru his website : www.jacklessinger.com
After reading the books, you
may see the future in a new way. You may reach him
by email at:
email@example.com or writing him at:
16984 Wood Rd.
Bow, WA 98232
The Country Connection
receives no monetary gain by these recommendations.
These are just darn
which validate our own decision about where we
live and work. It also confirmed Van Zandt
& Henderson County as great
places to live due to the proximity to Dallas & potential for property appreciation.
Penturbia is a
Registered Trade Mark of Jack Lessinger & Socio-Economics, Inc.