One of Western Rim Property Services’ most popular developments is the Mansions at Stone Hill, located just north of Austin, Texas. Marcus Hiles, founder and CEO of Western Rim Properties, designed the Mansions at Stone Hill to be a perfect complement between an energetic culture and the resilient beauty of the Texas landscape. Here, residents can enjoy the feel of a rural life, yet a vibrant, vivacious city is just a few miles down the road.
The Mansions at Stone Hill feature a 370-unit apartment complex with options available for both luxury and senior living. Hiles and Western Rim selected this Pflugerville location due to its proximity to Austin as well as important social locations like Home Depot, Target, Best Buy, 24-Hour Fitness, several fast-food restaurants, and a movie theatre. On site itself, residents have access to a social lounge with HDTV entertainment, an ultramodern fitness center, and a resort-style pool. A key component of the Western Rim Properties philosophy is to create a community spirit within the development, and the Mansions at Stone Hill provide that spirit in abundance.
Other eco-friendly elements in Marcus Hiles’ development process are seen throughout his upmarket homes. Features such as extra-tall, dual pane windows containing a layer of argon gas (which minimalizes cooling requirements during summer) and highly effectual weather stripping (which maintains tight seals and the temperatures set by energy-efficient, programmable thermostats and 16 SEER HVAC systems) are just the beginning. In kitchens and baths, water-conserving irrigation systems economically manage water flow, and attics are lined with reflective TechShield® radiant barrier sheathing that deflects the sun’s intense rays and blocks as much as 97 percent of the heat. These many upgraded features in Hiles’ deluxe rental units reduce power consumption and pollution, and further the overall goal of protecting the Earth. Of equal importance are the elegant stainless steel, ENERGY STAR-certified appliances in Western Rim Properties’ Estates, Towers and Mansions brand rental homes. Launched by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 24 years ago, carbon dioxide emissions have been cut by more than 283.2 million metric tons by Americans using ENERGY STAR appliances.
The Mansions McKinney provides nothing but the most deluxe amenities for those who desire extravagance every day. You’ll enjoy access to an elaborate clubhouse featuring two luxurious, resort-style pools, a high-tech fitness center, and a modern lounge with HDTV entertainment. And those lucky enough to live in “The Square” will enjoy an elevated amenity offering. Whether relaxing in your posh home, indulging in the select community offerings, taking in the area’s delightful surroundings, or heading downtown for some entertainment, you’ll love every aspect of your lifestyle and home.
Welcome Lifestyle Amenities — Marcus Hiles Convinces Dallas Settlers
At first check, Dallas doesn’t appear to have many states with New York and Los Angeles beyond position among the ten largest cities in the U.S. Yet, notes Texas real estate developer Marcus Hiles, “When you dig a little deeper, it turns out that all three locales have more renters than homeowners.” In fact, 55.9 percent of Dallas households choose in rental housing. Across the country, Americans are increasingly enjoining tenancy over home ownership, with the mass of renters running after to grow by at least a half million each year through 2023. Disagreeing to common proposition, homeowners’ housing expenditures far exceed that paid by renters. While the annual budget of rent may jump on total house payments for the year, buyers are filled with maintenance bills and taller utility payments — making the rental lifestyle even more friendly.
Marcus Hiles Makes His Communities Adaptable, Eco-Friendly
Flexibility is often the most important concept for modern renters, and Marcus Hiles says that in response to this, homes are being built with open floor plans and adaptable room spaces. The idea of areas marked by different materials or colors in ceilings or floors is called implied spaces, and is a contemporary way to make rooms and homes appear larger while avoiding multiple walls and other obstructions. Breaking through barriers is the name of the game for modern home designers, with presidence given to features like larger windows, allowing for increased natural light and often replacing walls outright. This also helps to blend the indoors with the outside world. To make homes more well-rounded, hot tubs, fitness areas and spas are regularly appearing in-unit, making relaxation and exercise easier than ever. And as the popularity of cooking restaurant-worthy meals has become mainstream, so have big kitchens: with gourmet appliances and cabinet-like islands, kitchens are typically allotted additional overall square footage and serve as the center of the home, overtaking dining and living rooms as the place families come together.
Marcus Hiles Demonstrates Cutting Home-Based Carbon Emissions
For the average US citizen, the process of heating and cooling their residence amounts to almost 50% of carbon emissions they omit. To reduce this carbon footprint, Marcus Hiles utilizes three primary strategies in each Western Rim property: effective insulation, Energy Star rated and certified systems, and programmable thermostats containing advanced options to set different temperatures in certain rooms. Additional weather stripping and the caulking of the building’s draughts will offer increased protection from hot and cold weather, and increase a home’s ability to maintain a steady climate. By using the thermostat to segment rooms into warmer or cooler zones and by decreasing usage when away, residents will optimize energy savings.
Remote But Accessible, Hiles’ Communities Offer Green Living
To highlight and showcase the Texan countryside’s beauty, Western Rim’s luxury townhomes and loft-style apartments are located within the state’s wide green spaces, yet they remain within easy reach of urban centers. Marcus Hiles uses eco-friendly construction practices that preserve the serenity of the environment—and often, better it by establishing walkways and parks for residents. He notes that an array of trees and vegetation surrounding these natural spaces offers tremendous benefit to the area, as they remove air toxins while storing and sequestering carbon dioxide. Hiles explains that they also help in the effort to lower greenhouse gas emissions by cutting energy use: “According to the USDA Forest Service, ‘Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent.’”
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Environmental protection and preservation of plant life on planet Earth is really important to the philosophy of Houston house market specialist Marcus Hiles. “Creating communities that work in harmony with nature and lessen humanity’s carbon footprint is a responsibility I embrace,” he notes. One foundation of his green friendly building practices is installing appliances labeled by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as ENERGY STAR. Western Rim Property Services translated their financial point of view into action in over fifteen thousand upswing rental townhomes and apartments in the Lone Star State. Since the ENERGY STARS’ launch in 1992, Americans’ ENERGY STAR usage has diminished CO2 emissions by 283.2 million metric tons. With the average Texan paying $1,650 per year in electrical bills and another $400 annually for natural gas, energy efficient appliances mean utility savings of up to 50 percent.
Environmental commitments extend well beyond just residences for Marcus Hiles. Outside, Western Rim follows a bold tree-planting initiative, increasing the volume of a community’s tree canopy above pre-development levels. “Each of the 3,000 trees we planted last year sequesters over 45 pounds of carbon dioxide and pollutants while releasing oxygen,” he notes. Hiles is also working to protect thriving arboreal treasures, including hundreds of 100-year-old oak trees living in a designed park adjacent to a Western Rim site. According to Marcus Hiles, environmental responsibility is a win for both community members and the planet. “Our bold goal is to lessen carbon emissions by more than 500,000 metric tons over the next decade,” he says. “In the process, we’ll deliver energy savings to our residents and create sustainable, livable communities.”
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When inspirational investor Marcus Hiles founded Western Rim Property Services in 1990, his goal was to fulfill an unmet demand for affordable luxury living options. Today, his company owns over 15,000 high scale rental homes. Hiles built each development with a meaningful community in mind, including beautiful green spaces, state of the art facilities, and inclusive amenities.