News in Austin

Why Walking Only 7,000 Steps a Day Could Save Your Life

If you are a resident of the glorious Texas Hill Country community of MorningStar, located just north of Austin in Georgetown, you know that having a neighbor say, “take a hike,” is a health tip. However, if you’re just thinking about becoming a resident, some further explanation is in order. In a very short time, MorningStar has become one of the most successful master-planned communities in the Southwest. While there are many reasons for this, including exemplary schools and an... View Article

Prices for New Homes in the Austin Area are Going UP: Will You Miss Your Chance to Buy?

If you’re in the market for a new home in the Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown (ARRG) area, there is some good news and some bad news. First, the bad news.  According to a new report from Texas Realtors, the median sales price of a home in this red hot area of Central Texas was $305,000 in 2018. Three years later, in 2021, it was $450,000.  Fortunately, that’s also the GOOD news. Here’s why. The growth in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown is absolutely through the... View Article

Kalahari Resort: A Great Day Trip Full of Indoor Fun Only 20-Minutes From MorningStar

It’s been said that the three most important words in real estate are: location, location, and location. This adage has never been more true than its applicability to MorningStar, a master-planned community, just outside of Georgetown, north of Austin. First off, the community is nestled in the Texas Hill Country, and this location is legendary for its rolling hills, picture-perfect views, old-growth live oak trees, and mild temperatures, year-round. And with its luxurious amenities, coming home to Morningstar is like... View Article

A ‘Zip Line for Your Feet’ in San Antonio: Another Day Trip From MorningStar

When the weather gets warm, the residents of MorningStar, located north of Austin in Georgetown, love to get outside and enjoy the impeccable amenity center. This community gathering spot features a lap pool, open-air pavilion, fire pit, and magnificent children’s play area. Parks, greenbelts, and ponds are all thoughtfully placed or preserved at MorningStar to enhance the area’s natural beauty. As much as the resort-like amenities keep residents and their kids happy, it’s the surrounding area – the Texas Hill... View Article

MorningStar Joins the Rise of ‘Zoom Towns’

History has shown that large social disruptions such as economic downturns – recessions or depressions – or international health crises, such as the COVID pandemic, can have both short-term and long-term effects. In some cases, the unforeseen consequences can fundamentally change the social fabric. This seems to be the case with the employees who are now working from home and plan to continue to do so, long after the pandemic is just a bad memory. Many media reports have noted that, in... View Article

Five Reasons a Homeowner’s Association (HOA) is a Huge Benefit for Your Residence

Some of the questions often asked by homeowners in a master-planned community such as MorningStar relate to the homeowner’s association (HOA). “How does it work?” “What does it cost?” “Why do we even have to join?” The key concept behind an HOA is its role in maintaining the value of the investment of every homeowner in the community. According to this article “A homeowners association, or HOA, administers a contractual agreement among the resident owners in a planned community to... View Article

Another Great Day Trip from MorningStar – 5 Wineries with a View

Austin, Texas and surrounding communities such as MorningStar located near Georgetown are some of the fastest-growing in the United States. They are located in what’s known as the “Texas Hill Country” and there’s a good reason for this moniker. There are hills, LOTS of hills, that are home to some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. Wildflowers in the spring and summer, wildlife year-round, pristine, spring-fed rivers and streams, mild climate, and a unique soil that has enabled... View Article

Oracle Moves Its Headquarters to Austin: Its Employees are Exploring the Easy Livin’ of MorningStar

Deciding that its employees would prefer to live in a less-expensive area with a better quality of life, software giant Oracle recently joined several other technology companies in moving its corporate headquarters to Austin. This decision was announced by the company in December 2020. Founded in 1977, the software company said that the relocation was part of an effort to provide its workers with a more flexible approach. In a report from CNN, a company spokesman noted, “We believe these... View Article

Why Video Games Will Be the Most Popular Gifts This Holiday Season

It’s almost the holiday season at MorningStar, a master-planned community located just north of Austin, and whatever you celebrate – Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other – gifts are usually involved! Since the weather is usually mild in the Texas Hill Country, the kids (of ALL ages) who live in this charming community can play with those new toys outside.  During the holiday season, it’s a good bet that the pristine trails in MorningStar will challenge some brand new bicycles,... View Article

Passage of Mass Transit Rail Plan Will be a BIG Perk for MorningStar Residents

On election night 2020, “livin’ easy” took on a whole new meaning for the residents of MorningStar. While most Americans were watching the Presidential voting tally, the folks who live in this master-planned community just north of Austin were also watching the results of the vote on expanding the Austin area mass-transit system.  When the counting was completed, “Project Connect” had passed! As these new lines are completed, anyone who lives in the Georgetown area of Williamson County will be... View Article