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A Sign of the Times: Working from Home

Working from home, or telecommuting, has been gaining popularity among non-industrial workers for several decades. However, the recent pandemic of the coronavirus has supercharged that trend, especially in technology centers such as Austin. This has resulted in many upscale suburban communities such as MorningStar realizing a dramatic increase in residents who are (happily) working from home. CNN reports that Facebook, Google, Twitter and Amazon have implemented remote working policies for many of their employees around the globe. Google parent company... 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

Winter in MorningStar: Why it’s a Great Time for a Backyard Garden

One of the best parts of living in MorningStar is its location – smack-dab in the middle of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. There is something magical about the natural light, the terrain and the climate of this area, just north of Austin. While it may get a little toasty in the summer, the fall, winter and spring are mild and usually sunny.  This climate encourages some residents to put in a garden in the backyard, even in the winter.... View Article

Summertime…And the Livin’ is Easy. Especially at MorningStar!

When the Gershwin brothers were writing their classic song about the languid pursuits of “summertime,” they could have been talking about the relaxation and fun-in-the-sun at the MorningStar community, located just north of highway 29 on the new Kauffman loop, near Austin. The fish are indeed jumpin’ in the fishing pond but the cotton has been replaced with the lush greenery of nature trails and the fresh air of the Texas Hill Country. For many reasons, summertime is the perfect... View Article

The Sladek Family is Growing Deep Roots in MorningStar

It’s a scene from an earlier, less hurried, time. Some kids are splashing in the cool water of the pool while others are experiencing the thrill of catching the “big one” in the fishing pond. For all the peace, quiet and safe surroundings, this could be a hundred years ago, but Jaime and Robert Sladek know it’s 2019, and just another day in MorningStar!  As one of the early homeowners in this planned community just north of Austin, the Sladek... View Article

The 5 Best Day Trips for Austin Residents

Austin, Texas, consistently tops lists of best places to live, and ranks first on U.S. News and World Report’s list of best places to live in the U.S. It’s also ranked the fourth best place to retire. But everyone, even residents of one of the nation’s greatest cities, needs a break from familiar surroundings from time to time. Austin boasts access to a wide range of great nearby locations for day trips. Here are our picks for the top five-day... View Article

The Almonds Are Nuts Over Their New Home in MorningStar!

The decision to buy a new home is both exciting and nerve-wracking for any young family. For J.D and Nikki Almond, this process proved to be positive experience that they will never forget. “Our experience has been fantastic,” J.D said. “From our initial visit with Juston at GFO Home, through the entire process and all the way up to completion. My wife just said the other day, ‘I’m still so excited to go home to our new house.’” What were... View Article

Join us this Saturday, April 27th for a Neighborhood Event & Model Home Showcase

Come out to MorningStar’s Model Homes Extravaganza on Saturday, April 27th, to see what we’re all about. Whether you’re a current resident coming out to see the latest product and amenities, or a curious neighbor hoping to invest in one of MorningStar’s gorgeous properties, this is a great way to see everything we have to offer, all at one family-friendly event. MorningStar Model Homes Extravaganza Meet us April 27th, from 1-4 PM for fun, prizes, and more. Our Model Home... View Article

5 Easy Fitness Tips Everyone Can Follow

MorningStar has always been about more than just lovely houses in a pretty community. We’re truly committed to the health and well-being of our residents. That commitment shines through in everything we do, and drives our continual improvements such as Big Dipper Fishing Pond, our nature trail exercise stations (coming May), our large and small dog park with obstacles, and more. No matter your age, weight, or fitness level, regular exercise remains one of the most important things you can... View Article

MorningStar Announces Waterloo Homes by Brohn, Saratoga Homes Grand Opening

MorningStar is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its new Waterloo Homes by Brohn collection. Featuring luxury living at a surprisingly affordable price, Waterloo Homes by Brohn is one of Texas’s most respected new home builders. And now they’re joining the MorningStar family. Saratoga Homes is also debuting in MorningStar, offering classic homes with contemporary features. Realtors can attend the Waterloo Homes by Brohn grand opening on April 10, with a public grand event on April 13. Saratoga Homes’... View Article