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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

Is it Bath Time Yet? Here are 8 Trends to Consider for Your New Bathroom

While it doesn’t get the kind of attention that great rooms, bedrooms or kitchens receive, the bathroom is one of the most important, most used and expensive rooms in the home. For residents of MorningStar, a master-planned community located north of Austin, the modern bathrooms are what interior designers have called “an area of refuge and relaxation where the tensions of the day can be released.” Now, it is also a design statement. There are hundreds of new ways for... View Article

If You Could Live Anywhere, Where Would You Live?

What would you think if one morning you opened your laptop, clicked on your email and saw a message from your boss at the top of the list? It read, “We have determined that we are all more productive when we work from home. So, unless you prefer coming to the office every day, you are free to work from home, anyplace you choose to live.” Hmmm. Would you choose to continue living in a large city, in a leased... View Article

The 6 Ways COVID Has Changed Kitchen Design

With lightning speed, the worst pandemic in over a hundred years changed everything. Work, education, sports, entertainment, social engagement, family activities and almost every aspect of normal, daily living changed to accommodate a “new normal.”  Like people around the world, the residents of the master-planned community of MorningStar, located north of Austin near Georgetown, have adapted to the need for social distancing. Some neighbors, who, over the years, have become friends have kept their spirits up with digital meetings and... View Article

Picnics are Back! Here’s Why

Several unrelated trends have coalesced to form the basis of a very tasty activity. While you may have been too distracted to notice, that moveable feast that was so popular a few decades ago has made a striking comeback. Don’t look now, but picnics are back! Families who have chosen to leave the hustle and hassle of large cities and move to more idyllic surroundings such as the MorningStar master-planned community, just north of Austin, are leading the charge for... View Article

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

Another MorningStar Day Trip: The Wine Country of Fredericksburg

The great weather and glorious natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country are only surpassed by the charm of its small towns. An excellent example of this is the community of Fredericksburg, located about two hours west of MorningStar. The city’s fascinating history, combined with its family-friendly attractions make it an ideal day trip for MorningStar residents. Fredericksburg was founded on May 8, 1846 by German immigrants under the “Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas.” John O.... View Article

Six Ways to Keep Your Furry Buddies Cool and Safe During the Dog Days of Summer

The canine companions of the families who live in MorningStar are some very lucky dogs! With luscious landscapes, walking trails, resort-style amenities, this planned-community, located north of Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, is a perfect environment for dogs and their owners. While neighborhoods are definitely dog-friendly, the Texas summer heat can cause any dog to get a little hot under the collar. This means that pet owners should be aware of the various ways to keep these furry... View Article

MorningStar Daytrip: A Dozen Fun Things to do in Marble Falls

One of the great things about living in MorningStar, a master-planned community located just north of Austin is its proximity to the gorgeous Texas Hill Country. For millions of years, the limestone terrain in this unique ecological area has been sculpted by the rivers, streams, waterfalls and fresh-water springs and the views are spectacular.  Nowhere is this more evident than in and around the vibrant community of Marble Falls. Since it is about 30-miles from MorningStar, this eco-paradise is a... View Article