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A Stunning And Sustainable Outdoor Space: Here are 4 Ways To Have Both

Here’s a fact that might surprise you. “Nearly 80% of people who have remodeled or built an outdoor patio space have an increased sense of enjoyment when they are at home.” This is according to a 2018 Remodeling Impact Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). For residents of MorningStar, a master-planned community, located just north of Austin in Georgetown, this makes complete sense. It’s part of the reason they moved there in the first place. With immaculately tended... View Article

Georgetown Is the Fastest Growing City in America: What This Means for MorningStar Homebuyers

There is some great news for the residents of MorningStar, a master-planned community located north of Austin in Georgetown. According to the iconic publication, Southern Living magazine, “all roads lead to Georgetown.” The U.S. Census figures released in May noted that from July 2020 to July 2021, Georgetown’s population increased by 10.5%—a rate of growth that would reportedly double the city’s population in less than seven years. Its 2021 population was estimated at 75,420. Southern Living reports, “Georgetown continues to... View Article

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

News Flash: Austin’s Economy is Red Hot

That unmistakable, steady buzz that can be heard clearly on both U.S. coasts is getting louder. It’s coming from a few metropolitan areas that are enjoying red hot, post-pandemic economies. The common factor for this unbridled growth? Technology.  Tech hubs are drawing smart young workers like honey draws busy bees and one of the most dynamic of these hubs is the Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown metro area. According to this Axios article, from February 2020 to January 2022, this central Texas metro... View Article

Tips on Staying Warm This Winter Without Breaking the Bank

Winters in the usually sunny and mild climate of the Texas Hill Country can sometimes get a little cold. It’s not New York City cold (not by a longshot!) but it’s not as toasty as, say, July.   In the master-planned community of MorningStar, located north of Austin, near Georgetown, the new homes have access to ATMOS natural gas, state-of-the-art engineering, insulation and appliances, all of which help residents save a ton of money on utilities during the winter months. However,... View Article

Here Come the Brides of MorningStar!

Sometimes when you’re stressed or bored or both, the playful part of your brain says, “let’s do silly things”. If you’re lucky, these silly things are inspired. Such was the case with five, otherwise sane women – wives and mothers – who all live in the same neighborhood of MorningStar, a charming community, just north of Austin. These women and their families loved spending time together for block parties, swimming parties and just hanging out together. Then came COVID –... 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