Dripping Springs Real Estate: Peaceful Country Life with Big City Convenience
Historic Dripping Springs, located in the beautiful rolling hills, is only about 40 minutes southwest of downtown Austin. Homeowners can be at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in about 35 minutes.
In Dripping Springs, people are attracted to the area’s natural beauty and its peaceful, small town lifestyle combined with the convenience of big city amenities. Traditionally, this area has been home to artists, skilled craftsmen, and organic produce growers. These days, people from all walks of life are putting down roots.
While its agricultural roots are still an important part of the local character, the town’s steady growth is driven by the dramatic increase of people who commute to Austin. This is a fast-growing area. But even as the area grows, it remains a close-knit community.
“I like living here because of the excellent school district, community involvement and the small town feel, yet we still have big city amenities,” says Monique Hurley, a Dripping Springs homeowner since 2012. “This area is all about family and community. I think that is important when you are raising a family.”
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Affordable Homes Close to Notable Restaurants and Entertainment
Home owners thrive in the relaxed, rural atmosphere. With the wide variety of real estate listings for sale, as well as a great school system, friendly neighbors, an abundance of shopping and restaurants, and convenient access to Austin, Dripping Springs has what people are looking for.
Even more, it’s affordable. Single-family real estate listings start in the mid $100,000s. Large luxury estates are also available.
There’s also plenty to do in Dripping Springs. With more than 25 restaurants nearby, area homeowners have a broad variety of dining choices. Foodies from all over Austin flock to the nationally renowned Salt Lick barbeque, less than 15 minutes away in nearby Driftwood. Locals rave about popular favorites Bordeaux’s, Creek Road Café, Oak Creek Cafe Express, and Rolling in Thyme and Dough.
Several area restaurants provide live music, and Ranch Park hosts a variety of events that enhance local nightlife. A variety of shops, boutiques and services are concentrated along US 290, the old pioneer trail that still brings folks to the area.
More than Just Development of Residential Real Estate, Dripping Springs Invests in Its Infrastructure
A program of improvements to revitalize and improve access to the downtown historic district along Mercer Street is underway, providing new and improved sidewalks and crosswalks, as well as historic markers and signage improvements, benches, lighted pedestrian walkways and a footbridge across the beloved springs.
These improvements are projected to enhance economic development in the 30+ businesses along Mercer Street, and increase real estate values in the area.
Gateway to the Hill Country
Known as the “Gateway to the Hill Country,” Dripping Springs is close to a variety of outdoor recreation favorites such as Hamilton Pool Preserve, Pedernales Falls State Park, Lake Travis, and LBJ National Park Ranch. Local spots for fishing, hunting, camping and hiking abound.
Completed in 2008, the Dripping Springs Ranch Park and Event Center is home to indoor and outdoor arenas for regional and national horse and agricultural competitions, along with concerts, trade shows and large festivals. The center has 750 permanent seats and can raise that number by adding hundreds in expanded seating. The Special Event Venue Room is available for social gatherings, corporate meetings, banquets, and conventions for more than 250 persons.
Founders Memorial Park includes 30 acres of real estate dedicated to its junior Olympic-size pool, a playground with playscape, a covered pavilion, walking trails, and sports fields.
To learn about local history, a visit to the original Pound family homestead is fun, and rich with information about life in the early Texas Hill Country.
As a growing business community with the family-friendly charms of country living, a multitude of nearby parks and recreation, annual festivals, and strong schools that keep parents and the community involved, Dripping Springs’ quality of life is among the best in Central Texas.