Marcus Hiles’ organization Western Rim has been working hard for years to make urban groups greener and these efforts have lead to the increase of natural assets in the vicinity. Their yearly tree planting activities may assist in the reduction of nearly 75 tons of carbon dioxide dependably, while making oxygen that is enough for as much as 6,000 people. After 10 years, these planted trees will without doubt give a yearly reduction of 600 tons of carbon dioxide. Also, they will give oxygen enough for 50,000 inhabitants.
The city which ranked the highest in Texas is Austin, also noted by Forbes as the second best metro in America to invest in rental properties. The other cities placing on the list, from top to bottom, were Fort Worth, Corpus Christi, Houston, Arlington, Dallas, and San Antonio. Marcus Hiles discussed that the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area continues to maintain one of the strongest rental property markets in the country, with three cities within the region being included in the list. Citing a recent report that predicted the region’s real estate prices – already averaging $233,000 – to rise another 31 percent by 2020, Hiles stated that renting has simply become the more logical housing option in this region. Furthermore, the trend of developers such as Western Rim shifting their focus from traditional, cookie cutter apartment complexes to building spacious single-family communities offering luxurious, amenities and lifestyle benefits is raising appeal to a resurging rental scene.