Magnolia Texas 2017-06-18T09:27:08+00:00

Magnolia Texas

Morning Star Builders is proud to be building custom homes in Magnolia, TX and we’re excited that you’re considering living here. Because it’s such a vibrant community, we knew you’d like to know more about this wonderful place to live.


Magnolia became the city’s official name on July 28, 1903.  In 1840 the southern section of Montgomery County was lengthened to include Spring Creek.  At that time, Magnolia was known as Mink, Texas and it was not until 1885 when the first mention of its current name was used.

Roaring 20s
By the mid 1920s, Magnolia became a thriving community with the establishment of a large number of businesses that included sawmills as well as other important shops like hotels, railroad depots, telegraph station etc. that would eventually constitute a bustling community.  In 1924, the city became an important shipping point for cattle; farming products and most notably lumber.

An important election was held on September 28, 1968, which determined that the township of Magnolia would become an incorporated municipality.  Out of the 123 votes that were cast, 106 voted for incorporation and only 17 were against.  The measure was passed and on October 15, 1968, the first Mayor of Magnolia was elected.

A short drive from the City of Houston, Magnolia TX is slated to have a major expansion with the opening of SH 249 Toll Way along with big name investors and businesses like ExxonMobil establishing their headquarters near the city.  While Magnolia is evolving into a vibrant and largeer community it still is able to keep its small town charm.  It is a place where people show neighborly love for one another.  A perfect place to settle down, start a family and grow a business.


The city of Magnolia schools are operated by the Magnolia Independent School District, which covers 147 square miles of the surrounding countryside.  With more than 65,000 residents, 8000 students are enrolled in a typical school year.  Magnolia has the second fastest enrollment growth rate.  It recently constructed a new high school as well as several elementary schools in order to meet the growing demands of the community.


The top industries in the city of Magnolia are in the fields of:

  • Construction
  • Engineering services
  • Business Consulting
  • Medical services
  • Production, transportation and Materials moving
  • Pipe and other metal manufacturing
  • Educational Services

Fast Facts:

  • The cost of living in Magnolia is 1% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Magnolia is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Magnolia is 20% lower than the national average.
  • Texas general sales tax is 23% higher than the national average.
  • Texas state income tax is 100% lower than the national average.


Eden Café and Restaurant – a popular dining place in Magnolia, Eden’s serves good meals with a nice atmosphere.  They have an extensive wine list and most is available by the glass.  Try the Catfish and the chicken fried steak.

El Chaparro Mexican Bar & Grill Restaurant –  one of the best restaurants in town that serves Tex-Mex cuisine.  Prices are affordable, nice ambience, great clean facilities with plenty of parking. Food is amazing. Delicious margaritas.

Family Tree Recipe’s Restaurant – as the name suggests, this is a family owned and operated establishment with courteous and attentive staff. They offer tasty bread and sandwiches made fresh while you wait. They offer daily plate lunch or off the menu burgers, sandwiches and salads.


Unity Park
Have fun with your family strolling on the award winning Unity Park, a 30-acre combination municipal park and wildlife reserve. The park is also a highly desired events place along with Williams Pavilion.

The Stroll
The Stroll, a half-mile linear park in the heart of Magnolia Town Center, once the original township of the City. The Stroll serves as a walking path for many, and plays host to events throughout the year that bring the community together for fun, to promote local commerce and to welcome the Texas Renaissance Festival in the fall — Magnolia is the official Host City of the Texas Renaissance Festival!

The Stroll – anchored by Sullivan Park at FM 1488 and Unity Park – is connected by Unity Park Drive, a 0.7 mile stretch which may be traveled by car, bike or on foot.

Magnolia, Texas truly is a great place to live.  If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Magnolia, give us a call.  We can’t wait to meet you.