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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

Celebrating Thanksgiving at MorningStar

Almost 400 years ago, in 1621, the first Thanksgiving is reported to have occurred in America. The longevity of this national holiday is based on several factors, including the very human characteristic of feeling gratitude for the many blessings we enjoy. The fact that it is a celebratory FEAST (and everyone loves a great meal), may also explain its popularity! Holidays like Thanksgiving are a special time in the close-knit community of MorningStar.  Whether they are young families, retired empty-nesters... View Article

MorningStar is One of the Healthiest Places to Live in Texas. Here’s Why.

Convenient access to quality healthcare facilities and physicians is at the top of “must-have” list for all age groups – from young parents to retired empty-nesters. This is one of the driving forces for more people to choose to live in suburban communities such as MorningStar.  The prognosis for accessible and quality healthcare in many areas of the U.S. is not good. Urban hospitals, many in disrepair, are fighting a losing battle with large populations of uninsured patients and a... View Article

Halloween at MorningStar: So Much Fun…It’s Scary!

More than 175 million Americans celebrated Halloween in 2018 according to CNN, with seven out of ten consumers handing out candy. Total spending in 2018 reached $9 billion, with the average consumer planning to spend $86.79 on decorations, candy, costumes and more. Needless to say, that’s a LOT of candy corn and spooky costumes! As one of the most family-friendly communities in the Austin area, MorningStar, goes all out for Halloween with decorations, parties and (oh yes) TREATS for kids.... View Article

What’s on Your List for a New Home? Here are 5 “Must-Haves” to Consider from the Wagner Family

Anyone who’s looking for a place to build a new home starts with a list. These are the “must-haves” that represent the lifestyle priorities of the family. For many homebuyers – from young families to empty-nesters – MorningStar checks off all of the boxes of this homebuyer’s list! MorningStar, located just north of Austin, is the newest master-planned community in the Texas Hill Country. It’s located on the north side of Highway 29 on the new Kauffman Loop, with convenient... View Article

If You Wanna Shop Around…Get Ready for Some Fun!

The peace and quiet of MorningStar make it a lovely place to come home to, unwind and just relax. The Hill Country foliage is gorgeous, year around, the schools are top-notch and the livin’ is easy. However, there is a side to MorningStar living that many residents love and it’s one that’s a lot more exciting. It’s the SHOPPING baby!! Just because it’s located away from the traffic and noise of a big city, doesn’t mean the shopaholic will have... View Article

Time for Some Homework: What’s the Best School District for Your Kids?

The signs are all there. Somewhere, off in the distance, the Liberty Hill High School band can be heard practicing the songs they will perform at halftime. The pop of leather and the sounds of footballs being punted are also a sure sign that the gridiron season is just around the corner and the Liberty Hill Panthers will be ready! And eyes of the children of all ages, who have been playing around the pool at MorningStar during the summer,... 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