The rapidly changing demographic of American cityscapes has recently been exercising the minds of some of the world’s leading social housing architects. As more companies and businesses relocate from the costs and expenses of the big city, there is currently an increasing need to accommodate and attract professionals – who have often grown up in a city, to the locations where they would now prefer to work and live. One such example is the little-known town of Little Elm, Texas. The car manufacturing giants, Toyota, recently opened their headquarters here, and it is no surprise that the area is witnessing an exciting flurry of regeneration. One such example of this drive to draw the talents of city slickers to the country is The Estates 3Eighty project on the banks of the Lewisville Lake.
The Estates 3Eighty project is a defining piece of 21st century architecture. Unlike the dreary, drab and uninspiring housing complexes of times past, these projects bring all the comfort, excitement and convenience of urban living to areas of outstanding beauty and economic potential. As you would expect from a Marcus Hile house, developed by Nancy Hiles and Marcus Hiles, the design of the complex is chic, elegant and gives an air of luxury living, while at the same time showcasing the rugged and beautiful scenery for which this part of Texas is quite rightly famous.
The facilities of a complex like The Estates 3Eighty may, on the face of it, appear to give a sense of exclusion and a lack of desire to integrate into the wider community. True, the security arrangements ensure the property is accessed only by residents, but there are cafes, gyms, activity centres, a social clubroom and a mail room to name but a few of the numerous facilities on offer. Moreover, Marcus Hiles projects such as this have expressed a commitment to integrate with the wider community.
While many residents will find solace and comfort in having these amenities on hand in their complex, the wider economic benefits of drawing professionals from young graduates to families are very apparent. Not only will these residents fill current job openings of companies already residing in the area, but their presence is likely to attract other businesses to open in the catchment area. You can get further information on the Marcus Hiles Official Account on Youtube.