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

August 30, 2019 4:18 pm

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 to go cold turkey. The shopping is crazy good! And, even better, it’s all minutes from MorningStar.

Here are just a few places to get some much-needed retail therapy.

1890 Ranch

Just a few miles from MorningStar, 1890 Ranch offers convenience and style to the Cedar Park and Leander communities. The expansive open-air center features over 80 stores, services, restaurants and entertainment options including anchors such as Super Target, PetSmart, Hobby Lobby, Bealls and a 12 screen Cinemark theater complex. The shopping center is adjacent to the Cedar Park Regional Medical Center and Texas Hill Country. This is truly a laid-back but complete shopping, dining and entertainment destination conveniently located on 183A Toll Road at Whitestone Blvd. exit in Cedar Park, Texas.

Gateway Shopping Center

Great shopping, dinner and a movie all in one very cool setting. Gateway Shopping Centers is one of the region’s premier shopping destinations. Located at the corner of Northbound Highway 183 and Capital of Texas Highway, this Austin shopping center is just a quick drive from the MorningStar community. It is also home to more than 30 prime retail stores and eateries, including market-exclusives like Crate & Barrel, The Container Store, Best Buy, REI, Nordstrom Rack, ULTA Beauty and more. Visitors can treat themselves to a spa service at Avant Salon & Spa, grab a bite to eat at one of the many dining options like Panera Bread or Hanabi and then catch a must-see movie at theRegal Gateway Stadium 16 & IMAX theater

The Domain

The Domain is a five star shopping center with a great location and exceptional amenities just a few minutes from MorningStar at 11410 Century Oaks Terrace in north Austin. This is truly a shopping EXPERIENCE. It features 700,000 square feet of luxury fashion and restaurant space and caters to shoppers who demand the highest-end retailers. The Domain is home to some of the most renowned and upscale stores, including.

  • Burberry – A luxury brand with international recognition and broad appeal.
  • Louis Vuitton – Rich in contrasts and seeming opposites.
  • Brookstone – Customers can try products out for true, hands-on shopping.
  • Lacoste – High-quality footwear at an affordable price.
  • Neiman Marcus – A luxury retailer with distinctive merchandise.
  • Tiffany & Co.  – Diamonds and jewels with glamour.
  • Calypso – A Bohemian-chic trend and shaped high-end fashion.
  • Puma – One of the world’s largest providers of athletic footwear and apparel.
  • Oakville Grocery – Providing specialty foods, wines, and baked goods.


Few retail concepts have captured the imagination of shoppers like IKEA. The IKEA Concept starts with the idea of providing a range of home furnishing products that are affordable to many people, not just the few. It is achieved by combining function, quality, design and value – always with sustainability in mind. This vibe exists in every part of the company, from design, sourcing, packing and distributing through to our business model. IKEA is dedicated to helping more people live a better life at home. This fabulous store is just a short drive from MorningStar, located at 1 IKEA Way in Round Rock.

Lakeline Mall

Many residents of MorningStar shop at Lakeline Mall because it is so convenient. It is a luxurious, climate-controlled indoor shopping mall located off the intersection of Highway 183 and Lakeline Mall Drive. It has more than 100 stores, including favorites such as Brighton Collectibles, Build-a-Bear Workshop, Chico’s Hollister, Whitehouse Black Market and many more. The shops range from children’s apparel to women’s clothing and accessories to health and beauty. Plus, dining is available from popular places like Donkey Mo’s Korean Fried Chicken, Wiches, Waffles and Wings and Wine Down.

Wolf Ranch Town Center

Wolf Ranch Town Center is an open-air center in Georgetown, which serves citizens of Georgetown, Round Rock and MorningStar. The center is located off I-35 South and University Avenue, Wolf Ranch Town Center features retailers such as Best Buy, James Avery, Kohl’s, Sephora, Target, Old Navy, T. J. Maxx and more. Shoppers can spend an entire day in a beautiful setting of ponds, scenic central Texas landscapes and neighboring nature trails. After shopping, step outside for a nice walk or bite to eat at Longhorn Steakhouse, Casa Ole or one of the other dining options offered.

National and Regional Chains are Just Around the Corner

The day-to-day needs of a busy family are met by several, well-known grocery and retail chain stores that are minutes from the MorningStar community. These include:

  • HEB Grocery and HEB Plus!
  • Target
  • Walmart Super Store
  • Walgreens
  • COSTCO Wholesale
  • Round Rock Premium Outlets

Charming Shopping is Nearby

In addition to the large shopping malls, there are many places to take leisurely strolls and soak in the charming ambiance of the Texas Hill Country and shop for something totally unique. These include:

  • Main Street Georgetown
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Georgetown Antique Mall
  • The Blue Door Gift Store
  • And many, many more

The great thing about shopping and MorningStar is its great diversity!  You can shop ‘til you drop or just pop in a get something you need for dinner. It’s all convenient and there’s little or no drive time.

If you’re shopping…for a great place to build a new home, check out MorningStar, located just north of Austin, near Liberty Hill in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.