Developments by Marcus Hiles’ Dallas-based Western Rim offer features not available in the urban jungle. Lakeside communities feature outdoor fireplaces, lounges, and fitness equipment, while others play host to resort-style swimming pools, off-leash dog parks, and open-air kitchens for summer barbecues. Tranquil ponds and nature trails, decked out spas, and easy golf course access deliver a retreat-like environment to residents. Indoors, sound-absorbing insulation all but eliminates external noise, while spacious living areas provide ample room to entertain and eco-friendly appliances and building techniques reduce utility bills.
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.
The population’s preference for renting over buying is significant, because people are still choosing to rent even with historically low interest rates. This trend notes a shift in resident’s priorities toward increased mobility and less commitment without sacrificing lifestyle or amenities. Marcus Hiles’ Dallas-based Western Rim develops properties that are located near outstanding educational opportunities, shopping and dining, and showcase golf courses, swimming pools, and clubhouses featuring everything from European Grand Spas, hair and nail salons, an on-site doctor’s office, a modern business center, and a Starbucks café. Hiles designs them to satisfy the rental consumer’s desire for an affordable high-end residences with a multitude of activity, but also with awareness of environmentally sound practices.