Dripping Springs

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Welcome to Dripping Springs

In the heart of Austin’s spectacular hill country lies the rural town of Dripping Springs. A 40-minute drive west of Austin, the “Gateway to the Hill Country” is known for its warm southern hospitality and awe-inspiring natural landscape. Despite its small population, Dripping Springs has become increasingly popular among families and individuals in search of a slower pace of living, abundant natural beauty, and a charming, tight-knit community away from the buzz of the city. 

Dripping Springs Real Estate Insights

Without the confines of city limits and rapidly growing population, Dripping Springs properties are comparatively large, and so are the homes built on them. And, despite the rural location and relaxed lifestyle, the town hosts many beautiful single-family homes, many of which enjoy modern, luxury finishes. Contact the Dripping Springs real estate agents & realtors at the Dicker Morin Group to find houses, estates & luxury homes for sale in Dripping Springs, TX.

What to Love

  • Easy access to Austin and other nearby cities like Bee Cave
  • Abundant natural beauty
  • Many great schools in the area

Local Lifestyle

Life in Dripping Springs is down-to-earth and laid back. Town residents have easy access to HEB Grocery Store and Home Depot, and other shopping needs are a short drive away. To make up for this minor inconvenience, the town has developed a range of beloved local eateries, bars, and breweries where locals gather to socialize and wind down after work in the city. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Dripping Springs has much to offer when it comes to dining options. Thyme & Dough is a popular bakery loved by locals for its fresh sandwiches, pastries, and cakes. For burgers and brunch in a rustic setting with an outdoor patio, most residents choose Homespun Kitchen & Bar where kids can enjoy the onsite playground while the adults indulge in the restaurant’s extensive list of wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails.
Alternatively, Grawlix Cocktail Lounge is easily one of the favorite local watering holes. Set in a speakeasy-like venue, guests can enjoy an enormous array of drinks accompanied by light snacks while taking in the inviting, intimate setting in which the lounge is located. 
Besides being renowned for its natural landscape, Dripping Springs is arguably best known for its range of breweries and taprooms. The Jester King brewery is located on a 165-acre farm where visitors get to enjoy vast green spaces and rustic barns and event venues while trying some of the town’s very best homemade craft beers. Another firm favorite, 12 Fox Beer Company, hosts regular live events where guests can enjoy a laugh or a few good tunes to perfectly crafted beer. And, if two breweries aren’t nearly enough, the Bell Springs Brewing Company is yet another staple where locals go to enjoy the casual atmosphere and abundance of ice-cold brews. 
For those more retail-oriented, Dripping Springs is home to Starrs On Mercer, known for its collection of jewelry and clothing, and Cowgirls and Lace, which offers classic southern Texas clothing styles. The Rural Home is another great store for antique furniture and unique home decor gems.

Things to Do

Despite being a rural Texas town, there’s always something to do in Dripping Springs. The Hamilton Pool Preserve is easily one of the town’s most popular recreational destinations and is home to a scenic natural swimming pool in a canyon that sits below a waterfall. In addition to hiking trails and swimming, many of the parks in Dripping Springs, such as Founder’s Memorial Park, also offer areas for picnicking, athletic fields, and playgrounds for children. 
And, for those looking to let loose their love for a good song, Mercer Street Dance Hall is a blast featuring live music every weekend and a newly renovated kitchen. Families and fun-lovers of all ages will appreciate Dreamland, a venue that offers guests 86 acres of recreational amenities including pickleball courts, mini-golf, disc golf, and regular art exhibits.


Dripping Springs is home to several acclaimed schools within the city’s independent school district. These include: 
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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.


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37 years

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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

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 Bunz N Chix, Frios Austin - Gourmet Pops, and Pure Water Stop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 3.13 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.26 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.38 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.02 miles 27 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.96 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.3 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

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