The private, master-planned community of Howard Ranch is located just south of Dripping Springs. It features large lots with new homes that incorporate historical architecture. Its beautiful country setting blends wonderfully with nearby conveniences.
This gated community has 38 acres of public green space, woods, winding trails, community gardens, a 4-acre lake and three family parks. Fifteen acres are set aside for the amenities and neighborhood businesses. It is home to a country store, and there’s even an old-time covered bridge.
Kids in this neighborhood attend highly ranked schools in the award-winning Dripping Springs ISD. It has three elementary schools, a middle and a high school. All have GreatSchools ratings of 9 or better. Students who graduate from Dripping Springs High are especially well prepared for college life and future careers.
The modern homes in this community exude old-fashioned character, and the exteriors mimic old clapboard facades. Even the streetlamps reinforce the nostalgic character, along with barn-like structures and iron fencing. Howard Ranch comprises 125 homes on 250 acres. Lots measure from over 4 acres to less than an acre, so you can easily find a property that fits your lifestyle. Homes here were built in 2016 or after and feature grand fireplaces, covered front porches and metal roofs. The average price per square foot runs approximately $240.
On Friday nights during the fall season, the Dripping Springs football team attracts many fans from the area. It’s the ideal event for meeting people. On Saturday mornings, you can head to the Dripping Springs farmers market. If you’re looking for live music, check out the Nutty Brown Café. It hosts local bands and major touring acts.
If you’re looking for casual fine dining, head to the Creek Road Café. For a quick bite and a cup of fresh coffee, check out Rolling in Thyme and Dough, a local café that serves sandwiches on home-baked bread. The Hill Country Ranch Pizzeria in the H-E-B Shopping Center is famous for its Big Game Hunter pizza, topped with alligator, wild game sausage and venison. Of course you can opt for tamer fare. Other shopping centers in the area include the Shops at Sunset Valley and the Hill Country Galleria. Both have discount and upscale retailers.