Dripping Springs – Gateway to the Hill Country
Welcome to the gorgeous gateway of Austin’s Hill Country and get ready to be amazed. Visiting Dripping Springs can have such side effects as open-jaw syndrome, bulging eyes symptoms, and a loss of words condition that will only wear off when you decide this is the place to call home. Be prepared to experience love at first sight. Majestic views of rolling hills and winding creeks that play home to protected wildlife in the area will be the cause of all symptoms but no need to see a doctor. Chances are they would only tell you to find a home and you only need a Rave Real Estate Agent for that.
Dripping Springs is the ideal location for first-time homeowner’s to retired professionals looking for affordable living within a close distance to the city surrounded by a naturally beautiful backdrop. Excellent schools, plenty of area attractions and friendly neighbors only add to the long list of reasons to live in Dripping Springs.
Schools in Dripping Springs
Students out of the Dripping Springs area will attend schools within the “recognized” Dripping Springs Independent School District as rated by the Texas Education Agency. Based in the northwest portion of Hays County serving approximately 4,800 students with a small portion located within Travis County, Dripping Springs ISD houses the Dripping Springs Elementary, Dripping Springs Middle School, and Dripping Springs High School. In 2012, Dripping Springs ISD was awarded the “Gold Leadership Circle Award” by the Texas State Comptroller’s Office in recognition of the district’s financial status. For private school options in the area consult your Rave Real Estate Realtor. One of the highest rated and most attended in the area is the Dripping Springs Christian Academy.
Things to Do in Dripping Springs
Dripping Springs is a great location for outdoor fun, spectacular beauty, and close proximity to the nightlife scene of Downtown Austin. Enjoy the wonderful attractions of Dripping Springs anytime and as much as you want when you live here. Visit the historic side of the city when you experience the walking tour and see such places as the C.S. Graham House, established in 1884, the Chapman Boarding House, 1881, and the Rinky Dink Domino Hall from 1919, just to name some of the 21 stops on the tour.
Next on the list of fun in Dripping Springs is the Hamilton Pool Preserve, over 232 acres of habitat protected land makes for a beautiful recreation opportunity of picnics, hiking, and swimming in natural springs and waterfalls. Humans only so don’t take the four-legged family members and don’t leave them in the car. This is an ideal day trip for anyone looking to stay cool in the Texas heat and enjoy a little scenery while at it. Stop by the Dr. Pound House Museum, the oldest existing building in Dripping Springs, followed by lunch at Swimming in Thyme. This is truly some of the most scenic area in Texas.
Of course, your neighborhood may have an existing homeowner’s or neighborhood association that keeps you with events on the calendar and neighborhood amenities that will keep everyone busy. There is plenty to do in the area too with all the shopping choices, delicious dining options, and loads of entertainment like movies and golf. You’ll always be able to entertain friends, accommodate visiting family members, or keep the secret to yourself. No one would blame you.
Where Dripping Springs is Located
You will find Dripping Springs about 30 minutes west of Austin just off Highway 290. Conveniently intersected with major highways like Highway 71, Loop 1, Interstate 35, and the 45 toll road will help you get to any area of Austin that you need to be. Use Interstate 35, or IH-35, headed south to reach San Marcos in about 40 minutes. For those that travel frequently for work will appreciate the scenic route of around 36 minutes to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. You’ll also find nearby access to Manchaca for day-to-day shopping needs. Major employers and shopping in Round Rock will take approximately 45 minutes depending on traffic times and typically congested areas. Wimberley is about 18 minutes to the south of Dripping Springs for more shopping and dining options.
Neighborhoods in Dripping Springs
With over a dozen Dripping Springs’ neighborhoods in the area, you are sure to find the perfect spot for you. Neighborhoods include Belterra, Friendship Ranch, Hidden Springs Ranch, Highland Creek, Highpointe, Hills of Texas Estates, Montebella, Polo Club, Sawyer Ranch, Sunset Canyon, Valley Oaks at Belterra, West Cave Estates, Mesa Verde at Belterra, and The Views at Belterra. Talk to Rave Real Estate about the neighborhoods and what you are looking for.
Make the Move to Dripping Springs
Spectacular views that will leave you speechless, excellent schools highly rated by the Texas Education Agency and the many area amenities will make coming home a dream come true every day. You will love how close Dripping Springs keeps you to everything and how much there is to do right in the area and if staying close to Austin is important to you then Dripping Springs is the place to talk to your Realtor about. For more information about Dripping Springs and its schools and attractions, contact your RAVE Real Estate Agent today.