Renters in search of “The Best Spot in the City” to live can count on Marcus Hiles and Western Rim Property Services. They specialize in affordable luxury apartment complexes located throughout the state of Texas. Western Rim’s homes are known for a better quality of living and signature recreational and lifestyle amenities to enhance the resident’s lifestyle. Serene settings and lavish designs entice renters to search beyond the norm for long-term rental housing.
The last piece of advice Marcus Hiles offers is that renters and buyers locate properties that have central air conditioners with a seasonal energy efficiency ratio, or SEER, of 16 or higher. The Department of Energy only requires new air conditioners to have a 13 to 14, but the higher the number, the better. Hiles notes that compared to a unit with a SEER of 10, you can see a drop of nearly 60 percent in your air conditioning bill. His company Western Rim Properties provides more than $400,000 in energy savings every year thanks to energy efficient air conditioners, pointing out that in five years they will have collectively saved $6 million. Not only that, but over the course of the next ten years they will lessen carbon emissions by more than 325,000 tons.
Planned communities first appeared in the United States in 1565, in St. Augustine. The industrial revolution saw company towns like Gary, Indiana as the sites of technological innovations and thriving economic fervor. The first modern communities were built during the Florida land boom of the 1920s down in Southern Florida, where the famous Miami suburbs of Coral Gables, Opa-locka, and Miami Springs incorporated the look and feel of Spain, Arabia, and Mexico. The Great Depression drove the Federal Government to build model towns across West Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, Ohio, and Wisconsin with the goal of easing the burden of hard times on coal miners, construction workers, and their families. The remote developments of Oak Ridge, TN; Richland, WA, and Los Alamos, NM cropped up during World War II to accommodate the families of scientists, engineers, and industrial workers of the Manhattan Project. Marcus Hiles points out that blueprinted cities now cover the country, including the national capital of Washington, D.C., and state capitals in Mississippi, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Utah, Florida, and Texas.