Welcome to Dripping Springs
The wedding capital of Texas, where country life beckons
Dripping Springs is known as the "Gateway to Hill Country" and sits in the heart of Texas. As a master-planned neighborhood, this small city offers the convenience of rural life but with an urban flair. The city's proximity to downtown Austin gives its residents access to big city amenities, wineries and distilleries, and a multitude of local businesses. As a certified member of the Dark Sky Community, Dripping Springs is the best place to stargaze, thanks to the community's strict policy on light pollution.
What to Love
- Proximity to downtown Austin
- Scenic views of the rolling hills and lush vineyards
- Home to award-winning wineries and breweries
- Multiple walking and biking trails
- An impressive array of restaurants
Dripping Springs is a growing community offering a serene lifestyle ideal for those who want to get outdoors or enjoy the tranquil indoor amenities. Residents and visitors get to enjoy the vast Texas Hill Country space. The outdoor space is perfect for friends who want to explore nature or families who wish to create oodles of splendid memories. The vibrant winery scene is ideal for couples who wish to enjoy a bottle of their favorite drink as they stargaze at the beautiful sky view. To instill a spirit of community togetherness in the town, Dripping Springs offers a loaded calendar of events spread throughout the year, which is a fantastic way to connect with friends and neighbors.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Ignite your mornings to life with the fantastic breakfast and brunch meals served at Thyme & Dough. This popular bakery eatery also serves fresh sandwiches, pastries, and cakes. Thyme & Dough treats guests to their weekly bistro night every Thursday, where you can enjoy great food and live music.
Pieous Pizza is a family-owned establishment that serves a variety of pizzas prepared using an old Italian preparation method. Their killer pastrami beef briskets are a must-eat, which they serve on pizza, sandwiches, or on their own.
Nothing beats the delicious barbeques Salt Lick BBQ (Driftwood) has to offer for a friend's catch-up party or a group meeting. Their recipes are "Texafied," meaning they retain the land's local flavors—such as chili, cumin, and cayenne.
Take a stroll down history by visiting the iconic Mercer Street in downtown Dripping Springs. Since the 19th century, this eclectic street has housed many storefronts that remain unchanged. You will find unique stores and businesses where you can shop as you enjoy the archaic architecture of the buildings.
Things to Do
Dripping Springs has a full calendar of events for every interest. Visitors and residents have no excuse to get out and interact with the vibrant community.
The Founder's Day festival is a three-day event that brings guests together to celebrate and honor the neighborhood's founding by the Moss, Wallace, and Pound families. This event promotes cooperation and volunteerism in Dripping Springs and offers fun-filled activities for the entire family.
Every year, the community joins hands for the annual Christmas on Mercer event. The all-day event features art and craft activities, free food, live music, photos with Santa Claus, and a plethora of activities for the children.
At Ranch Park, outdoor enthusiasts can experience a breath of fresh air by hiking, swimming, fishing, biking, and rock climbing. Space lovers can gaze at their favorite star constellations thanks to the park's onsite observatory with telescopes open for public use. The 110-acre wooded park also provides the best trails for horseback riding.
- Dripping Springs High School, grades 9-12, has a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1
- Dripping Springs Middle School, grades 6-8
- Sycamore Springs Middle School, grades 6-8
- Sycamore Springs Elementary School, grades K-5, is ranked the best public elementary schools
- Rooster Springs Elementary, grades PK-5, recognized as a Stephen Covey Leader in Me school
- Dripping Springs Elementary, grades PK-5, recognized as a Stephen Covey Leader in Me school
- Walnut Springs Elementary, grades PK-5
- Cypress Springs Elementary, grades PK-5
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