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A New Healthcare Resource for MorningStar Announced: Dell Children’s Medical Center Will Open in Williamson County

Who’s ready for some good healthcare news? MorningStar and other Williamson County families will soon have a state-of-the-art pediatrics hospital minutes away.  Ascension Texas recently announced plans to construct a new Dell Children’s Medical Center campus in far Northwest Austin, to be located at the intersection of Avery Ranch Boulevard and Toll 183A in Williamson County. This means that families in Cedar Park, Liberty Hill, Round Rock, MorningStar and other communities will have a pediatric facility in their own backyard.... View Article

What are the Kewl Kids at MorningStar Doing This Summer?

Those summer days have always been “hazy and lazy” for kids. However, this year it is reasonable to add the term “crazy” for parents! Needing to entertain kids of all ages who are home for the summer has become an even greater challenge for parents who are most likely working from home as well. The kids who live at MorningStar, a planned community located just north of Austin, are social-distancing just like those in other families and will, most likely,... View Article

What Younger Buyers Want Most in a New Home? A Warm Community

A new generation of homebuyers is redefining what a traditional “dream home” looks like. Unlike their parents, these younger buyers are looking for a close-in commute, great amenities, the lower maintenance of a new home, smaller square footage and, most importantly, a lively community. This description sounds a LOT like MorningStar, located a short hop from Austin in the gorgeous Texas Hill Country. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, “Unlike members of their generation who can’t... View Article

Let’s Have a Show of Hands. Who’s Ready to Make Their Own Sanitizer?

In a previous post, we pointed out the new realities of working at home. Residents of MorningStar have taken advantage of living in the beautiful, safe surroundings of this planned community and set up home offices and even digital distance-learning for their children. As social distancing tactics are implemented to reduce the possibility of infection from this virus, the entire family is pretty much stuck at home most days. However, there are still times when someone must venture out to... View Article

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

What’s Your 20/20 Vision?

The beginning of a new year is the time when many families take stock of where they are financially, emotionally and physically. This year is the perfect time for a “20/20 vision” and how the choice of a home affects all three of these. Moving up to a quality-built MorningStar home, located in the peaceful confines of the Texas Hill Country, is an excellent way to improve your quality of life. Your Financial Vision From a long-term and short-term financial... 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

Is 2020 a Good Time to Build a New Home?

At the start of a new year, many families take stock in their biggest investment – their home. In 2020, many homeowners will be asking tough questions: Have we outgrown our current home? Is the value of our home appreciating at the rate we expect? Are our neighborhood and schools improving or declining? Is our quality of life as good as it could be? The answers to these questions and others have led many central Texas residents who live in... View Article

Is 2020 Your Year to Get Healthy? MorningStar Can Help

On New Year’s Eve, when the clock strikes midnight, several things are sure to happen. Toasts will be made to more happiness and prosperity in the coming year. Somebody will mumble/sing “Auld Lang Syne and, hopefully, everyone will receive a “good luck” smooch from their sweetheart.  Just a few hours later, on New Year’s Day, another time-honored tradition will be observed. Millions of people will resolve to lose weight and get healthier in the coming year. Some will succeed and... View Article