Embracing the idea that where one lives has a direct effect on health and well-being, Marcus Hiles’ Dallas developments provide a connected network of amenities that reinforce connections to both the community and surrounding environment. Parks, vineyards, schools, fitness centers, and day spas take homes beyond typical housing and into lifestyle living. Extensive maintenance by Marcus Hines Dallas developments on public and private parks, lakes, streams, and green space, creates engaged, connected neighborhoods with confidence and a sense of achievement. Marcus Hiles’ program which underwrites $13 million in tree planting initiatives adds beauty to neighborhoods, with the broader effect of reducing energy use and improving regional air quality. Discussing his dedication to respecting the environment as well as the resident, Hiles says, “Our bold goal is to lessen carbon emissions by more than 500,000 metric tons over the next decade,” adding “In the process, we’ll deliver energy savings to our residents and create sustainable, livable communities.”
At first glance, Dallas doesn’t appear to have many commonalities with New York and Los Angeles beyond ranking 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 live in rental housing. Across the country, Americans are increasingly choosing tenancy over home ownership, with the population of renters expected to grow by at least a half million each year through 2023. Contrary to common wisdom, homeowners’ housing expenditures far exceed that paid by renters. While the annual cost of rent may outpace total house payments for the year, buyers are saddled with maintenance expenses and higher utility payments — making the rental lifestyle even more attractive.