Philanthropic actions including Hiles’ have become incredibly vital in recent years, while the city’s inner-city school districts struggle to overcome a 2011 decision by the state Legislature to cut $5.4 billion in education funding. Schools in low-income, urban communities were affected very much by the cuts where minimal property taxes were unable to compensate for the budget loss. Since that controversial 2011 decision, urban schools have lost an average of 12 percent of their full-time teaching staff, putting students overcrowded and with less personal time with staff. The New York Times ran an article noting that the state of Texas marks 66 percent of students in the Dallas district at considerable risk of dropping out, and Marcus Hiles pushes for the city’s youth to be afforded better opportunities. “For these children hailing from lower income families, a quality education plays a pivotal role in improving social mobility,” explained Hiles. “Kindergarten through 6th grade is essential to the next generation’s success.”
Daily physical activity is often only utilized for weight loss, but is important for decreasing risk of heart disease, avoiding injuries, feeling top-notch mentally, being fit, and living longer. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), exercise is imperative in staving off the risk of heart attacks, stroke, high blood pressure, type-2-diabetes, obesity, depression, breast and colon cancer, and osteoporosis in everyone from children to adults. Research by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, says Marcus Hiles, shows that maintaining an active lifestyle can add up to five years to one’s life expectancy, while The Lancet’s studies show mental and social benefits such as “a sense of purpose and value, a better quality of life, improved sleep and reduced stress, as well as stronger relationships and social connectedness.”
Marcus Hiles states that planned communities in the United States happened as early as 1565 in St. Augustine. Company towns like Gary, Indiana saw technological innovations and economic fervor during the industrial revolution. The first modern neighborhoods appeared during the Florida land boom of the 1920s across Southern Florida, where the prominent Miami suburbs of Coral Gables, Opa-locka, and Miami Springs were fully planned with vibes to emulate the feel and architecture of Spain, Arabia, and Mexico. During the Great Depression, the US Government constructed model towns in the states of West Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, Ohio, and Wisconsin, with the goal of easing the burden of the economic downturn on the families of coal miners, construction workers. Remote neighborhoods in Oak Ridge, TN; Richland, WA, and Los Alamos, NM were developed during World War II for the Manhattan Project and the families of the scientists, engineers, and industrial workers. Today, blueprinted cities are thriving throughout the country, in such locations as Washington, D.C., and state capitals in Mississippi, Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Utah, Florida, and Texas.
Western Rim’s magnificent townhomes and apartments are designed in Texas’ green countryside to make full use of its natural beauty. At the same time, they are near the city’s center. Marcus Hiles maintains eco-friendly construction methods that protect the serenity of the environmental surroundings intact—and frequently, bettering it by creating paths and parks. He notes that an abundance of woods and vegetation encompassing these places offer extraordinary advantages, because they remove air pollutants while maintaining and separating carbon dioxide. He explains by lowering energy consumption, greenery helps in lowering greenhouse gases: According to the USDA Forest Service, “Greenery surrounding communities reduces air conditioning needs by 30 percent.”
Eminent Texas property investor Marcus Hiles knows what renters need when choosing a new house. Yet one important element probably remains off most people’s agenda of must-have commodities: walking trails. Hiles recommends apartment seekers to observe a clear presence of recreational pathways throughout the site of the property. As the Head and CEO of Western Rim Property Services, a company that has created and currently manages more than 15,000 rentals in cities across the Lone Star State, Hiles knows for sure about the many benefits multi-use trails hold for residents.
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Western Rim has mastered Marcus Hiles’ vision of breathtaking rental units in the northern suburbs of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, residents an abundance of upmarket options. Located in areas that accentuate Texas’s scenery, the Estates, Towers and Mansions brand properties sit within a short commute to downtown Dallas, giving residents both city and suburban conveniences. With the priority of delivering effortless comfort, the Estates 3Eighty in Aubrey features its own park, nature trail and pet-friendly, off-leash dog run. Each of the one- to four- bedroom units is expanded with outdoor living areas and reserved covered parking spots. Renters enjoy a private resort-style swimming pool, high-tech exercise center, and private fitness trainer. For added comfort, there’s even a Starbucks café located on-site.
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Marcus Hiles has built 15,000 upmarket residences throughout Texas, and in each unit, cellulose sound insulation gives renters the luxury of having their personal hideaway from the outside world. While the properties display Hiles’ vision of community-centric features, including shared rec centers and championship golf courses, the developer understands the desire for tenants’ private home life—without any sound interference from beyond the walls of the home. Full depth cellulose is exceptionally successful in its ability to hinder intrusive sound. While most insulation provides only some noise reduction by inhibiting sound from passing through walls or between floors, dense packing cellulose weakens noise by limiting the passage of sound along cavities in each building’s structure. The Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association notes that cellulose insulation products have an NRC (Noise Reduction Coefficient) rating ranging upwards of .80 or higher, meaning 80% or more of the sound with which it comes into contact is absorbed. Its composition is roughly three times more dense than standard fiberglass and affords a vast improvement over all other common types of home insulation.
Two months since the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) historic agreement to stabilize the market by reducing crude production for the first time in eight years, per-barrel prices have nearly doubled after dropping to a low of $26 in February of last year. In Greater Houston, the heart of U.S. oil production, the deal has accelerated the industry’s recovery from a two-year downturn and spurred local economies. Texas real estate expert and CEO of Western Rim Property Services, the state’s largest affordable luxury property developer, Marcus Hiles predicts that as Houston based energy companies continue to hire and grow in 2017, communities throughout the metropolitan area will see higher employment rates and corresponding wage increases.
Urban parks and wilderness environments dramatically increase the health and well-being of the citizens who live nearby, according to research from the U.S. Centre for Disease Control (CDC). They are a necessary resource for strengthening American cities. The CDC’s research shows an exciting and positive correlation between access to community areas and the likelihood of someone actually choosing to exercise. In addition to physical activity, these open spaces encourage fellowship and fun and often become the hub of a city’s activities. Parks truly are an investment in the prosperity and growth of the neighborhood. Always one to support and promote the enjoyment of nature, Marcus Hiles has contributed to the health and well-being of multiple Texas cities this generous gift. Hiles views this as much more than a gift, however – these community parks are an essential part of his overall vision for healthy communities. His company plants thousands of trees each year, part of his mandate for eco-friendly business. Easy access to green spaces full of living things, vegetation and wildlife make neighborhoods healthier, friendlier, more inviting and eventually more prosperous.