Dripping Springs is just 25 minutes from downtown Austin – and light years away from big city living.
Photo By Lars Plougmann
Known as “The Gateway to the Hill Country,” Dripping Springs, Texas is just 25 minutes from downtown Austin – and light years away from big city living. Dripping Springs is a tightly knit community that has worked to preserve the country lifestyle and values upon which it was founded.
As a growing community, along with that growth has come retail businesses, with a Home Depot and H-E-B opening here recently, as well as other shops and restaurants and a local hotel off 290. For all the growth Dripping Springs, Texas is experiencing, however, the town has kept its small town charm.
Dripping Springs is appealing to families who want to provide the best education for their children; the school district here is a top notch, 4A district with schools that have been rated exemplary for the last several years. For that reason, the area has attracted a lot of younger families, with elementary schools growing at a faster rate than the area’s middle and high schools.
Dripping Springs Schools
Dripping Springs now has three elementary schools, and the district updated and expanded its middle school which became the new high school in 2010. The former high school has also undergone renovations, and reopened as the district’s new middle school in 2010. Residents are also enthusiastic and strong supporters of students and the school’s programs, with lots of crowds for high school football games.
Homes in Dripping Springs, Texas start at around $200,000, and that includes older homes, as well as those found in newer subdivisions such as Belterra, HighPointe and Ledgestone that have helped to bring new neighbors to the area.