Dripping Springs

Gorgeous small town with a big heart.

Welcome to Dripping Springs

Gorgeous small town with a big heart

The picturesque Dripping Springs is one-of-a-kind, so it’s no wonder so many people love to call it home. (Fun fact: it’s also the Wedding Capital of Texas!) Right in the middle of the Texas Hill Country and approximately 25 minutes from Austin, Dripping Springs is nestled in the beautiful, rural landscape of the state and offers a slow-paced and natural lifestyle with unbeatable sunsets. The town has outstanding schools and numerous opportunities to get outdoors—whether it’s hiking, biking, or swimming. The growing and scenic area has houses that range from ranches with vast acreage to quaint and charming single-family homes. For view aficionados who love a small-town atmosphere with access to the big city, Dripping Springs could be for you.

What to Love

  • Perfect for raising families
  • Stunning and quiet community
  • Home to excellent distilleries
  • Close proximity to Austin

People & Lifestyle

The people of Dripping Springs love to get active, get outdoors, and have a laid-back time at local wineries, distilleries, and vineyards. Its residents are mostly families who like close access to the excitement of the city but fancy a more quiet and rural lifestyle on a daily basis.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The great outdoors is a big part of what makes Dripping Springs, well, Dripping Springs—but have you had the craft beers and the immaculate food in town? Head to Pieous for yummy pizza made from scratch and grab one of their sweet pies for dessert (don’t forget to leave a message on the chalkboard wall!). At Hat Creek Burgers, you can enjoy your delicious meal on the patio and watch the kids play in the playscape.

Get coffee roasted right in-house at Mazama Coffee Bar and freshly baked pastries and sammies at Rolling in Thyme & DoughEpicure is perfect for cheese plates and wine on a sunny day, while Jester King Brewery is part brewery, part kitchen, and part farm and event hall where you can enjoy an ice-cold beverage while playing classic outdoor games (like cornhole) with loved ones.

Want to shop until you drop? Check out the Historic District, which has adorable and quaint boutiques (hello, vintage fans) along Mercer Street and Old Fitzhugh Road.

Things to Do

If you haven’t gathered so far, Dripping Springs is known for two things: its majestic and accessible outdoor spaces and its craft distilleries and breweries. If you’re a liquor connoisseur, go on a tour and have a taste at the notable Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery and Tasting Room or Treaty Oak Distilling. For all you beer fans, swing by breweries like Twisted X.

For a breath of fresh air and a splash below the surface, plan a trip to the 234-acre nature preserve, Hamilton Pool Preserve. It’s one of the best swimming holes in Texas where you can wander through trails to see wildlife or spread out with a picnic blanket at the beach area. Founders Memorial Park has a Junior Olympic-sized pool, playscape, soccer fields, jogging trail, and picnic facilities. Ready for a real night of fun? Head to Mercer Street Dance Hall with your dancing shoes.


  • Dripping Springs’s public school district, Dripping Springs Independent School District, has several highly rated schools and educational facilities of note, including:
  • Rooster Springs Elementary School, Public, K-5
  • Dripping Springs Middle School, Public, 6-8
  • Dripping Springs High School, Public, 9-12