The Hill Country beckons to you – and the gateway to that beautiful scenery begins in the small, slow-paced and welcoming city of Dripping Springs. Stop, take a deep breath and stay around to enjoy the nice people, wonderful shops and good eats.
The “dripping springs” which served as the catalyst for the name of the city, is located in the heart of Dripping Springs. Visitors from all over the globe come to enjoy the history of our city, shop in well-known establishments and enjoy world famous barbecue.
Spend the day in Dripping Springs touring the olive orchard and area vineyards, sampling locally produced salsas and jellies or traveling just down the road to hike, swim or enjoy the scenery at Hamilton Pool, Pedernales Falls State Park and West Cave Preserve. And after a wonderful day in Dripping Springs, come relax and enjoy the hill country ambiance of one of our charming lodging establishments!
Dripping Springs lies in the beautiful Texas Hill Country about 25 miles west of Austin, the state capitol.
In Dripping Springs the schools are the center of the community. Dripping Springs Independent School District is located in the northwest portion of Hays County (approximately 19 miles west of Austin) and offers a comprehensive curriculum based on the goal of student achievement at the highest level. The curriculum is designed to promote student excellence and is structured to guarantee student success. Currently the district operates five campuses along with a central administration office, and separate transportation and support service facilities.
There are many factors that contribute to DSISD’s excellence in education, including a quality teaching staff at all grade levels. Outstanding academic and extracurricular activities are available to all students, and students routinely participate and excel in UIL competition.
The Dripping Springs area is rich in wonderful attractions. Set at the threshold of the Texas Hill Country, Dripping Springs has an altitude of 550 feet (MSL), and is only minutes from Austin and Johnson City. The landscape is characterized by steppe prairies with sweeping views of rolling hills, and towering Live Oak woodlands.
Close by Hamilton Pool is one of the best swimming holes in Texas – and a great place to picnic, swim, and spend some time on a hot Texas summer day. The preserve is managed as a natural area (preserve) with emphasis on habitat protection and restoration, environmental education for public and private groups, and ongoing research; it offers limited, day-use only, with recreational opportunities such as picnicking, hiking, swimming and nature study.
Quality of Life
Spend the entire day enjoying winding roads, spectacular wildflowers, vineyards, breweries, shopping, artwork, wildlife, dancing, barbecue….Visit Dripping Springs…It all starts here!
Dripping Springs is home to a talented and highly educated work force pool. According to demographics 51% of residents over the age of 25 with in a 15 minute drive time has obtained a college level degree. (Associate, Bachelor’s, Graduate or Professional Degree) The diversity of industry professionals living in Dripping Springs include experts in engineering, construction, financial, healthcare, manufacturing, government and high tech.
Demographics projections show that 43% of households have an average income level of over $100,000, helping to facilitate a strong retail growth over the past several years.
A vibrant community with a dynamic and expanding marketplace, Dripping Springs is the perfect location to grow your business. Our community holds fast to its historic roots and hill country settings, while embracing a comprehensive growth plan to take us into a sustainable future. Dripping Springs is home to successful agri-businesses, wineries, world renowned guitar craftsmen, an accomplished artistic community, and luxury event centers, as well as a neurological treatments center, high tech industries, manufacturing, and commercial construction companies.