Billed as the “gateway” to the Texas Hill Country, Dripping Springs boasts some stunning scenery. Yet, it’s not just a pretty place to visit. More and more people are realizing the benefits of living in Dripping Springs.
The scenery is breathtaking. Parks and other outdoor attractions in and around Dripping Springs include Pedernales Falls State Park, Reimer’s Ranch Park, Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, Hamilton Pool Reserve, Charro Ranch Park, Dripping Springs Ranch Park, Founders Memorial Park, and Veterans Memorial Park. Dripping Springs also hosts at least half a dozen local festivals every year. Meanwhile, a walk along Dripping Springs’ Mercer Street in historic downtown will expose you to an eclectic collection of businesses.
For adults seeking grown-up activities indoors, wineries, breweries, and distilleries dot the Dripping Springs area. FYI: Dripping Springs is the Wedding Capital of Texas, with 35 wedding venues located within a 15-mile radius.
And when it comes to schools, residents have access to one of the top-rated school districts in Texas. One website ranks the Dripping Springs Independent School District among the top 30 districts in Texas.
Like many Austin suburbs, housing in Dripping Springs largely constitutes one- and two-story, single-family homes; some of them are located on wide-open Hill Country lots. When it comes to home construction, there are no signs of it slowing down.
Dripping Springs certainly isn’t a big city—its population was just 5,708 in 2019. But it occupies a big spot on the map for folks who are looking for a lovely suburb that’s only 25 miles southwest of Austin.