The 24-year-old recently signed a three-year deal and believes Boro can finally make the move back up into the top flight.
Hines was also quick to thank manager Tony Mowbray for his patience with him following a string of niggling injuries.
"I've grown up here, my family is from the area and it's just ideal for me. I didn't have to think too long about it, to be honest," Hines told the club's official website.
"In my career I've had more downs than ups, I've had a lot of injuries to deal with and come back from. For the manager to have so much faith in me and wanting me to sign is massive for my career.
"Now we can move on and try to get into the Premier League. It's massive when the manager shows faith in you."