Dripping Springs Homes For Sale
Known as the “gateway to the hill country,” Dripping Springs offers a rural setting minutes away from Austin. This small community features stunning views of the Texas hill country, affordable housing, excellent schools, and abundant wildlife. The city of Dripping Springs has about 2,200 residents within its three square miles, but it’s estimated that the surrounding area is home to over 20,000 people. Many residents work in Austin or are immersed in an agriculturally-related lifestyle, but businesses in Dripping Springs also are growing at a marked clip.
Properties in Dripping Springs
Many homes in Dripping Springs take advantage of the beautiful Texas hill country and offer multi-acre estates, properties with creeks, and stunning views. Properties suitable for equestrian purposes also are available, as are select properties with helicopter and private air strip access.
Dripping Springs is approximately 23 miles west of Downtown Austin, off of Highway 290 West. It is in zip code 78620 (see 78620 homes for sale.)
Students in Dripping Springs attend the Dripping Springs Independent School District and the Johnson City Independent School District.
In addition to the public schools listed below, Dripping Springs includes the private schools Dripping Springs Christian Academy, Camelot for Kids, The Preparatory School of Dripping Springs, Dragonfly International School.
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Founders Memorial Park is a 30-acre city-owned park with a junior Olympic-sized pool and kiddie area, a jogging trail, softball fields, a pavilion, picnic facilities, a playscape, and a concession stand.
Dripping Springs Ranch Park – At 64 acres, this park was acquired by the City of Dripping Springs in 2008 and includes eight acres of dedicated wildlife preservation land. Onsite are working ranch structures: a large farmhouse, an outdoor arena, a barn, stables, and other outbuildings. Planned amenities include a wildlife viewing area, primitive campsites, trails, picnic areas, a playground, and a covered pavilion.
Hamilton Pool is ten miles from Dripping Springs and is prized for its crisp water overflowing into a cavernous swimming hole. Milton Reimers Ranch Park, near Hamilton Pool, is known for rock climbing, mountain biking, its Pedernales River frontage, deep canyons, and panoramic views.
Dripping Springs is less than 20 miles to Pedernales Falls State Park.
The Dripping Springs Community Library offers over 42,000 titles.
Home on the Range offers a putting green and a driving range for golf enthusiasts.
Shopping and Restaurants
Mercer Street in Downtown Dripping Springs offers residents a selection of stores, restaurants, and bars and is undergoing a business revitalization and beautification project. While there, stop by “The Springs” for which the city was named, a water source for settlers and a gathering place for Tonkawa Indians.
Founders Day Festival celebrates the 1850 founding of Dripping Springs. The event includes booths, a carnival and parade, and live music, all held in downtown Dripping Springs.
Dripping Springs is also home to Dripping Springs Vodka.
Nutty Brown Café and Amphitheatre is just outside of Dripping Springs on Highway 290 West. The large outdoor music venue offers ample room for dancing and hosts a regular stream of popular musicians. The café offers hill-country style cuisine with indoor and outdoor seating.
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