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

April 23, 2020 11:46 am

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 buy houses because of student debt and slow-to-build careers, some do have the money to buy their dream homes. There are 618,000 people between the ages of 24 and 38 who have a net worth of $1 million or more, according to a recent report published by WealthEngine, a data provider, and Coldwell Banker.”

These young buyers can afford a luxurious home. So, what are they looking for?

A Walkable, Planned Community

This article notes that for veteran real-estate agents, many younger buyers’ definition of a dream home runs directly opposite to what they understand about luxury real estate. “In previous generations, real-estate value has been predicated on square footage and agents say this generation of young families are unimpressed with large homes and lots. These new buyers want something more important than a sleepy suburb.” They want a walkable, planned community, where neighbors know neighbors and like spending time together.

While MorningStar is designed for homebuyers of all generations and lifestyles from, first time buyers, empty nesters and move-up buyers, the young, growing families LOVE this community.

Why? Let’s take a pleasant stroll and see.


The MorningStar amenities are geared toward promoting community connection. The convenient nature trail system connects homes to amenities throughout the community, allowing residents to walk their way along beautiful greenbelts to the community’s perfectly adorned amenity spaces. The existing community amenity center features an oversized pool with a lap zone, open-air pavilion, fire pit, and a children’s splash pad. Parks, greenbelts, and ponds were all thoughtfully placed at MorningStar to enhance the area’s natural beauty.


Every homeowner, regardless of age, wants to belong to a caring, vibrant community and the developers of MorningStar have incorporated this desire. Throughout the year quarterly events are dedicated to bringing MorningStar residents together for family-friendly fun, games, food and so much more. Events are hosted throughout the community at our beautiful line-up of gathering spaces.


One of the most important criteria for young families is a quality public school. With the Liberty Hill Independent School District, MorningStar has one of the best districts in the state. Liberty Hill ISD boasts an excellent rating for overall scores and is continuously adding new students. A small-town school district that is recognized both regionally and federally for its academic and economic improvements. It is designated as a District of Innovation, a concept that allows traditional independent school districts to access most of the flexibilities of Texas charter schools. The district maintains a student-teacher ratio of 15:1 leading to an overall graduation rate of 95%. 

A Sense of Community is Here

The brilliance of MorningStar is its simplicity. It is meticulously designed to encourage a sense of community among residents, of all ages and lifestyles. To see how easy it is for your family to join the neighborhood camaraderie, contact us for a leisurely stroll. In a short time, it will feel like home.