Penurbia describes country districts close to metropolitan areas in the United States.
Penurban districts look like rural areas. They are, however, heavily influenced through outmigration by metropolitan settlers.
Settlers to penurbia are attracted by rural ambience. Many incomers, though, carry metropolitan ideas with them in their journeys from built up urban areas, even as they build a new-country self conception. Consequently, penurbanites construct a unique mindset which blends an appreciation of country values with reliance on metropolitan incomes.