Dripping Springs, Texas Real Estate and Living

Dripping Springs is part of the Austin metro area and has an affluent but welcoming ambiance. With an altitude of just over 500 feet, the local landscape is punctuated by steppe prairies with towering oak woodlands and widespread views of rolling hills. The town is about 15 miles away from the Austin skyline. However, there’s no light pollution, so you can enjoy starry sky views at night.

Schools

The Dripping Springs public education district covers three elementary schools, one middle and one high school. The youngest students attend Dripping Springs, Walnut Springs or Rooster Springs Elementary. Most of the public education facilities have GreatSchools ratings of 9. Dripping Springs High School ranks a perfect 10 and measures much above the state’s average in regards to college and career preparedness.

Real Estate

Many dwellings here are dog and horse-friendly. Properties for sale range from stately historical Victorian estates to log-style ranchers. You can also find grand gentlemen-ranches and fully operational farms.

A lot of the properties have traditional stone stack chimney hearths, vaulted ceilings with beams and custom hardwood floors. The higher-end homes typically feature limestone exteriors and clapboard shutters. Property values have seen a steady increase over the last decade, and the median real estate assessment is around $375,000.

Shopping and Dining

Numerous distilleries and vineyards flourish among the redeveloped farmlands. Since Dripping Springs is home to several farm-to-table restaurants, you'll get to enjoy the area's prime harvest firsthand. The nearby community of Bee Cave is home to Hill Country Galleria, a large shopping center. Just outside the town, the Nutty Brown Café serves jazz brunch and American fare. It also functions as a live-music venue for popular acts who tour the country.

Things to Do

While this town only has around 2,500 inhabitants, the area has many wonderful attractions. The Pound House Museum, Bell Springs Winery and Solstice Gardens rank among the local’s favorites. You’ll find many opportunities for outdoor recreation nearby at Westcave Preserve, Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Hamilton Pool Preserve and Lake Travis.

The annual Founders Day Festival is the biggest community event and takes place in the spring. This three-day jubilee offers many family-friendly activities, including a carnival, live music and cooking competitions.

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