Driftwood has a population of approximately 2500 residents and may be best known for the famous barbecue restaurant The Salt Lick. It is also home to Driftwood Estate Winery.
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Driftwood is located within one of the most beautiful areas found in Texas, with its rolling hills and gorgeous views, and is popular with those who want to get away from it all – yet still be close to all that Austin has to offer.
Driftwood does not have its own independent school district, but rather feeds into Hays, Dripping Springs and Wimberley school systems, with each offering a wide array of educational curriculum from which to choose. From dual language programs, smaller class sizes and impressive performing arts programs, parents have the option to select a home in school districts that offer programs best suited to their child’s educational interests and needs.
Part of Driftwood’s charm is that while it is located in the Hill Country, it’s a quick commute to downtown Austin. The subdivisions of Vineyard Estates, Vineyard Ridge, Sierra West and RimRock are all relatively new, and offer homeowners a variety of styles and plans from which to choose.
La Ventana is another Driftwood community that offers its residents a fantastic array of amenities. An equestrian community, it’s ideal for horse enthusiasts. It also features a clubhouse with sauna and three swimming pools, a driving range, and tennis courts. Some La Ventana homes use water provided by the Lower Colorado River Authority, while some homesites require wells.
Rainwater collection has also become an attractive and economical alternative for some homes’ water needs, and many homes have their own septic systems. Shopping in the area is also convenient, especially with the explosive growth of Kyle and Dripping Springs, in addition to growth along the Loop 1 South corridor.