Dripping Springs

30.1902° N, 98.0867° W

Welcome to Dripping Springs

A gateway to the Hill Country's natural beauty and a haven of tranquility
Dripping Springs, affectionately known as the "Gateway to the Hill Country," is located just west of Austin, Texas. This charming town is celebrated for its rolling hills, lush landscapes, and a slower pace of life that starkly contrasts the city's hustle and bustle. With a vibrant community spirit and a rich heritage deeply rooted in the area, Dripping Springs provides a unique blend of rural tranquility and accessible amenities.
The area is renowned for its commitment to preserving the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country, while also fostering a thriving local economy based on tourism, artisanal crafts, and sustainable agriculture. Dripping Springs is home to a growing number of vineyards, craft breweries, and distilleries, making it a prime destination for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

What to Love

  • Breathtaking natural scenery and outdoor activities
  • Thriving local economy with vineyards, breweries, and distilleries
  • Strong community spirit with a rich cultural heritage
  • Commitment to preserving the natural beauty of the Hill Country

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Dripping Springs is characterized by a close-knit community vibe where neighbors know each other by name, and local businesses are supported with pride. Residents enjoy a laid-back way of life amidst the stunning backdrop of the Texas Hill Country. The area's natural beauty encourages an active outdoor lifestyle, with plenty of opportunities for hiking, swimming, and exploring the great outdoors. Community events, farmers markets, and local festivals further contribute to the vibrant social fabric of Dripping Springs, making it a welcoming place for newcomers.

Dining and Shopping

Dripping Springs' dining scene is a reflection of its diverse community and the abundance of local produce. Highly-rated restaurants offer everything from traditional Texas barbecue to gourmet farm-to-table experiences. The town's commitment to supporting locals is evident in its numerous cafes and eateries that source ingredients from nearby farms and markets.
Shopping in Dripping Springs is an adventure in itself, with Mercer Street offering a variety of unique boutiques, artisanal shops, and vintage stores. The Dripping Springs Farmers Market is a hub for local produce, handmade goods, and a great place to connect with the community. For wine enthusiasts, the area is dotted with wineries like Bell Springs Winery and Hawk's Shadow Estate Winery, providing ample opportunity to sample the best of Texas Hill Country wines.

Things to Do

Dripping Springs is surrounded by natural attractions that offer endless opportunities for exploration and relaxation. The Hamilton Pool Preserve is a natural wonder, with its stunning waterfall and crystal-clear pool, offering a perfect escape during the hot Texas summers. Similarly, Reimers Ranch Park offers outdoor enthusiasts a chance to engage in rock climbing, fishing, and mountain biking amidst breathtaking landscapes.
For those interested in the local craft beverage scene, a visit to the Deep Eddy Vodka Tasting Room or Treaty Oak Distilling offers insight into the artisanal spirit-making process and locally produced spirits' tastings. The area's commitment to preserving its natural and cultural heritage makes it a captivating place for residents and visitors.

Real Estate in Dripping Springs


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.


Total Population

37 years

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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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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including De La O Kitchen, Pure Water Stop, and Bunz N Chix.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.02 miles 28 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.38 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.13 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.62 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.26 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.3 miles 8 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.


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50.97 / 49.03%

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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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Dripping Springs Elementary
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Dripping Springs High School
9th - 12th
Dripping Springs Middle
6th - 8th
Walnut Springs Elementary
PreK - 5th
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