Master planned commercial developments have been a driving force in the residential sector since the sixties, and Texas has remained at the forefront of this trend. Established in 1973, Las Colinas was one of the first examples of successfully planned community and is still experiencing growth today. Residents In 2006 voted to approve changes to deed restrictions that allow an even greater density of urban mixed-use development. Later on in the 1970s, The Woodlands was created and remains one of the premier residential and business sites in the Houston metropolitan area. The success of Marcus Hiles’ business rides on the precedents these great communities set and uphold. Western Rim’s developments feature resort-like amenities meaning that tenants never have to leave the property, if they wish, and are built upon specifically chosen lots that feature beautiful surrounding landscapes and short commutes to Texas’ many attractions. Each community’s unique happenings and social settings promote active, healthy lifestyles and accepting, neighboring environments.