Gateway to the Hill Country
Dripping Springs, Texas is affectionately known as “The Gateway to the Hill Country.” Home to a unique and diverse population of people and wildlife, it lies in the beautiful Texas Hill Country about 25 miles west of Austin, the state capitol. This gorgeous Hill Country town offers national and state award winning schools, majestic views, abundant wildlife, rolling hills, and rock bottom creeks.
Within its city limits, Dripping Springs’ population is about 1,788, with its outer-lying areas boasting nearly 30,000. The growth in population in recent years has provided a surge in real estate, both in availability and value.
Dripping Springs is drippin’ with history. In the late fall of 1853, three families had a desire to move to Texas. They gathered all of their belongings in wagons and left their home state of Mississippi. In January 1854, they topped what is now called Wallace Mountain and decided that Dripping Springs would be the best place to make their new homes.
The area’s attractions continue to expand along with its population. Dripping Springs community plays host to a number of festivals and events attended by people from all over central Texas. Some of these events include the Pound House Festival, Dripping with Taste Food and Wine Festival, the Dripping Springs Chili Cook-Off, the spicy Cajun Shrimp Boil, and the Founders’ Day celebration, just to name a few. Dripping Springs has also recently become a beer, wine, and spirits’ lovers paradise, with breweries, wineries, and distilleries making this charming city their home.
The main attractions to life in Dripping Springs continue to be what attracted its original founders: simple charm, focus on family, lifelong friendships, and a chance to own a piece of the best that Texas has to offer.