30 November . 2018
Friends of Rancho: The Morgans scale down to a bigger lifestyle at Rancho Sienna
Q. Where are you from originally?
A. James is a native Texan, born and raised in the Houston area. Christina was born and raised in Sweden. We’ve lived in the Georgetown area for 21 years.
Q. How did you come to live at Rancho Sienna?
A. For the last 11 years, we lived in the Hill Country, on a 47-acre ranch where we conducted wildlife management activities. We made the hard decision to downsize so we could travel more and spend more time with our children and grandchildren. Our new home in Rancho Sienna’s “lock and leave” low-maintenance neighborhood fits our needs very well.
Q. What are your favorite things about the community?
A. We were particularly drawn to the wildlife friendly areas and the native Texas landscaping. We love the variety of birds we have seen so far.
Q. Tell us about your family.
A. We have two married daughters and four grandchildren. Our oldest daughter and her family live in Maryland, and our youngest daughter and her family live in Alaska. We also have extended family in Texas and Sweden.
Q. What would you tell someone considering a move to Rancho Sienna?
A. You can look around, but you will probably not be able to find a development in the Georgetown/Cedar Park/Leander area that puts more emphasis on maintaining a native look and feel consistent with the natural environment.
Q. What’s your favorite local place to go out on a date?
A. The back porch of our house in Rancho Sienna.
Q. What has surprised you most about living here?
A. Coming from acreage property with no houses within 100 yards of our home, we were a little concerned about being back in a suburban neighborhood. We have been pleasantly surprised at how friendly everyone has been, and how much open space there is to explore here in Rancho Sienna.
Q. Can you share something very few people know about you?
“I am a ‘performing introvert,’ which means I am friendly, but not likely to show up at a party unless my wife makes me go,” says James. Christina says, “Give me a birding spot, a camera, a pair of binoculars and my birding app, and I’m a happy camper.”
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