Trends in recent years show growing interest in the Texas suburbs. Towns including New Braunfels (located between San Antonio and Austin), Frisco (in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area), Georgetown (a 45 minute drive north of Austin) and Pearland (near Houston) have leapt into last year’s top ten list of the fastest-growing American cities with a population larger than 50,000. Census figures show that despite the state gaining nearly half a million new citizens in one year, with 1,200 new residents on average daily, suburban counties are seeing the biggest growth. North of Dallas, Collin Country is projected to grow by an astonishing 386 percent over the next 35 years, which will bring its population to approximately 3.8 million. Marcus Hiles has noted that many counties are growing at twice the rate of their adjacent urban cities, with Hays, Fort Bend and Kendall counties seeing a 20-23 percent increase over the last sixty months. “Expansion into these areas is a logical progression,” Hiles, of Dallas, noted. “As the total number of people looking for a place to call home increases, economists and developers expect to see the percentage of renters continue to rise as well.”
Marcus Hiles, Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Property Services, urges Dallas tenants to acquire the most advantages out of their housing dollars by searching apartment complexes that offer resort-like highlights. “There is no need to limit yourself in a square apartment when you can profit from surroundings that are similar to the life you imagine,” he states. Hiles urges potential tenants to prioritize the services they look for keeping in mind their interests. Pet owners may discover communities that offer a private off-leash park, appropriate waste stations, and pet-sitting services in close proximity, veterinarians, and groomers. “Individuals with children should discover neighborhoods situated in best school regions, and that possess nearby play parks, and activity zones,” Hiles notes. Also, golfers could seek communities that have close-by golf privileges and have pretty green golf views while wellness enthusiasts can use best in class health zones, access to wellness mentors and strolling trails.