As life in a big city becomes increasingly expensive, overcrowded and dangerous, people from all walks of life are investigating alternative ways of living. This does not, of course, only mean a change of diet or exercise regime, but refers to a desire to achieve a better balance in their everyday lives between work and leisure. For many, the chance to live in the relatively unspoilt landscapes for which the United States is famous is an almost achievable dream. Employment is the main worry when contemplating such a move – what exactly would they do without the major corporations close at hand? And would it be possible to live in a rural property without essential modern conveniences? Fortunately, the answer to these questions can be found in property developments such as The Grand Estates located in the Forest of Conroe in Texas, which has been built in an area of staggering beauty and lying in close proximity to numerous golf courses and national parks.
The Woodlands Waterway running through the Estates has developed a thriving urban area with pedestrianized shops, restaurants and a buzzing evening atmosphere that offers that slice of city life that many feel so reluctant to give up when moving to the countryside. One such reason for the rise of these housing complex phenomena is the relocation of large corporations- Exxon Mobile, Fox Network Group and Chevron to name a few- to areas such as this. Naturally they require teams of skilled professionals, and can understand the difficulty of attracting such talent far from the large metropolises. This is where is where Nancy and Marcus Hiles play their role. Building complexes like The Grand Estates in the Forest is part of a movement to make a home away from home for those pursuing job interests into the countryside.
And whilst it is the attraction of having city conveniences that may sway some to move to such complexes, it cannot be denied that the opportunities to explore nature still provides the driving force in attracting a diverse community ranging from bachelors to families. Biking, bird-watching, horse riding, and hiking- any outdoor activity you can imagine is catered for in the area.
As with all of these modern complexes, The Grand Estates in the Forest is a secured gated community- perfect for families – and has the wonderful details of a health center, expert personal trainer, Starbucks cafe, outdoor wi-fi lounge….the list goes on. Even a cursory glance at the Marcus Hiles Magazine will be enough to show you that all apartments are fitted with state-of-the-art household appliances, and are beautifully furnished and decorated in a light and spacious manner. It offers you the perfect balance of home living with a sense of luxury and style. For many, complexes like this have proven the answer to many who have been deliberating the urban vs rural living debate, and will no doubt start a wave of countryside relocation.