Beginning in the 1960s, master planned commercial developments have dominated the residential sector, and the Lone Star State has been at the forefront of the movement. Las Colinas, developed in 1973, was one of the first examples of this type of development, and still experiences growth to this day. In 2006, the community’s residents voted to approve changes to deed restrictions, making way for an even greater density of urban mixed-use development. Also in the 1970s, The Woodlands was built, a concept that still stands as one of the premier residential and business destinations in the Houston area. The success of Marcus Hiles’ company is derived from the precedents his great communities set. Western Rim’s developments offer resort style amenities making it possible for their tenants to never leave the grounds, if they so choose, and are built upon carefully selected plots of land that highlight beautiful natural landscapes and convenient access to nearby cities. Each property’s unique planned community events and activities promote healthy, active lifestyles and foster accepting, friendly environments.