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Dripping Springs

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Welcome to Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs, Texas, is a picturesque town in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities, it is a popular destination for tourists and residents alike. The town is situated just west of Austin and is known for its rolling hills, limestone cliffs, and sparkling creeks and streams.
 
In beautiful Dripping Springs, you can kiss the urban bustle goodbye without sacrificing an iota of sophistication. Minutes from Austin and San Antonio, you're not just buying a home — you're investing in a lifestyle. It's the couture of countryside living, the perfect blend of peaceful realms and posh offerings. 
 
Overall, Dripping Springs is a beautiful place to visit or call home, offering visitors and residents the chance to enjoy the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country and a strong sense of community.
 

What to Love

  • Revel in nature's beauty, with emerald hills and pristine creeks
  • Unplug and rejuvenate at luxury spas and art galleries
  • Fast-growing and thriving area
  • A convenient escape with quick routes to Austin and San Antonio
 

Local Lifestyle

Dripping Springs is home to several historic sites, including the Pound House Museum, a restored 19th-century farmstead that offers visitors a glimpse into the past. The town also boasts a vibrant downtown area, home to various shops, restaurants, and other businesses.
 
In Dripping Springs, you can experience a lifestyle where the soul is as nourished as the body. Imagine a place that marries the rustic charms of southern living with cosmopolitan amenities. You're never too far from a cultural affair or an artisanal boutique. Whether hopping to a local winery for an intimate soiree or sharing brews with friends, there’s never a dull moment. Dripping Springs epitomizes the essence of "country chic."
 

Dining and Entertainment

For the discerning palates, Dripping Springs is an oasis. Begin your mornings at Mazama Coffee Co, where every sip elevates you to nirvana. And for the shoppers seeking the timeless, Vintage Soul offers an assemblage of curated treasures you won't find elsewhere.
 
It’s not just the natural springs that drip here. For libation lovers, Deep Eddy offers handcrafted vodkas that could make a czar envious. Not to be outdone, Treaty Oak Distilling serves artisanal gins and whiskies in a setting as elegant as the spirits themselves.
 
As the sun sets over the hills, Mercer Street comes alive. Whether it's the impeccable fashion finds at Starrs On Mercer or live bands setting the night on fire, an evening here is more than a night out; it's an event.
 

Things to Do

One of the main attractions in Dripping Springs is Hamilton Pool Preserve, a natural swimming hole surrounded by limestone cliffs and fed by a 50-foot waterfall. The preserve offers visitors a chance to swim, hike, and enjoy the area's natural beauty.
 
Dripping Springs is surrounded by natural beauty and many hiking and biking trails. Some popular trails include the Dripping Springs Ranch Park Trail, the Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail, and the Onion Creek Greenbelt Trail.
 
Dripping Springs is home to several award-winning golf courses, including Driftwood Ranch Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course on over 200 acres of rolling hills and limestone cliffs. Offering stunning views of the Texas Hill Country, the course was designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio and is known for its challenging layout and beautiful scenery.
 

Schools

Residents are served by the Dripping Springs Independent School District, which operates one high school, two middle schools, and five elementary schools. Students may also attend nearby private schools, including:
  • Appamada School
  • Acton Academy
  • AESA Prep Academy

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Overview for Dripping Springs, TX

4,699 people live in Dripping Springs, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $50,431. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,699

Total Population

37 years

Median Age

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$50,431

Average individual Income

Around Dripping Springs, TX

There's plenty to do around Dripping Springs, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Frios Austin - Gourmet Pops, Pure Water Stop, and Bunz N Chix.

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Dining 4.26 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.38 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.13 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.02 miles 27 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.3 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.7 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Dripping Springs, TX

Dripping Springs has 1,692 households, with an average household size of 2.73. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Dripping Springs do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,699 people call Dripping Springs home. The population density is 533.06 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,699

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37

Median Age

50.97 / 49.03%

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Total Households

2.73

Average Household Size

$50,431

Average individual Income

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Schools in Dripping Springs, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Dripping Springs. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Dripping Springs Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Dripping Springs High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Dripping Springs Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Walnut Springs Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5

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