News in Austin

Why Technology Businesses are Drawn to Austin: What This Means for Homeowners in MorningStar and Other Upscale Communities

The magnet that is Austin, Texas has a very powerful attraction on high technology companies. This fact was proven again in late July 2020. Texas Governor, Greg Abbott announced that the “Tesla Gigafactory” would build its latest manufacturing facility, which will cost $1 billion and employ more than 5,000 workers, about 15-minutes east of downtown Austin. Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla, promised to make the new factory “an ecological paradise.” In speaking with CNBC, he said, ““We’re... View Article

Austin, Texas: A Great Place to Work, But Where Do You Want to Live?

For the second consecutive year, Austin topped the list as the hottest U.S. job market in 2019, according to a Wall Street Journal. Nashville jumped to the number two spot from seventh. Both cities anchor metropolitan areas of around two million people. According to a recent article, the Journal worked with Moody’s Analytics to assess the labor market in 381 metro areas. Each region was ranked on five metrics: the unemployment rate, labor-force participation rate, job growth, labor-force growth and... View Article

7 Reasons to Relocate to North Austin/Hill Country

Known by residents as the “bat city,” Austin tops virtually every list of America’s best places to live. If you’re planning a move, North Austin offers a great option in one of the world’s greatest cities. Here are seven reasons to consider moving here. A Thriving Economy By virtually every measure, Austin has one of the strongest economies in the nation. There are plenty of high-paid jobs, especially in hospitality, healthcare, education, and tech. Unemployment is significantly below the national... View Article

Discover Austin: Tips for Relocating to the Austin Area

Austin, Texas, consistently tops lists of best places to live. It ranked #1 on U.S. News and World Report’s list two years in a row. No wonder people are flocking to Austin. For city lovers, there’s a vibrant night life, an active art scene, and tons to do. The economy is booming, and jobs are growing. For those who prefer a more quiet existence, the suburbs offer family-friendly living a stone’s throw from one of America’s best cities. If you’re... View Article

Guide to Music in Austin

Our residents consistently tell us that MorningStar offers the best of all worlds: a quiet, welcoming community to call their own; a break from the hustle and bustle of city life; and easy access to all that Austin has to offer. Georgetown is a quick 30-minute drive from Austin. If you love music—whether bluegrass or rap, country or rock—there’s no place in the world like Austin. With more than 250 live music venues and dozens of record stores, you’ll have... View Article

The Best Fireworks Displays in the Greater Austin Area

No Independence Day celebration is complete without a fireworks display. So break out the hot dogs and face paints and get in gear for some of Austin’s best fireworks displays. MorningStar is proud to be situated in such a vibrant community, with ready access to a veritable cornucopia of fun events. These are our picks for the best displays this year.   July 4 Celebration at San Gabriel Park This all-day event opens at 11 am with a parade. Kids... View Article

Top Hill Country Adventures When the Kids Are Out of School

As kids count down the days—or hours, or seconds—to the end of the school year, parents across Austin wonder what they’re going to do with these tiny, energetic people all summer. Whether your kids are eager to run through the neighborhood from dawn till dusk or more interested in telling you about how they’re bored, finding ways to burn off kids’ excess energy can feel overwhelming. MorningStar prides itself on an active, vibrant community filled with kids and friendly parents.... View Article

Austin Tops U.S. News List of Best Places to Live for Second Year in a Row

U.S. News and World Report announced this month that, for the second year in a row, Austin, Texas, is the best place to live in the United States. With its vibrant cultural life, excellent schools, and walkable communities, Austin is attracting new residents in droves. MorningStar is proud to provide affordable, beautiful homes to Austin’s families. Our welcoming communities offer the lifestyle new and veteran Austinians crave. We’re confident we can be a part of keeping Austin at the top... View Article