Thinking about moving to Dripping Springs, or even just visiting? You’ll be glad you did.
The beautiful town of Dripping Springs, Texas lies in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, only 25 miles west of the state capitol, Austin. The town offers residents and visitors majestic views, abundant wildlife, rolling hills, rock bottom creeks, and much more. Within the city limits, the population of Dripping Springs is 1,788, and within its extraterritorial jurisdiction the population is nearly 30,000. Aside from its dedication to preserving nature and history, the city also boasts of an excellent school system, affordable living, and easy access to bustling cities such as Johnson City, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas.
Whether you call Dripping Springs home or you’re just interested in visiting, you’ll find no shortage of attractions or events to keep you entertained. The landscape of the city alone, characterized by steppe prairies with sweeping views of rolling hills, and towering Live Oak woodlands, is enough to keep any nature-enthusiast entertained for days.
The city also hosts a Farmers Market dedicated to providing the surrounding region with locally grown foods and farm products in a direct farm-to-consumer marketing venue that will serve diverse populations, preserve and promote regional agriculture and improve the quality of life in and around Dripping Springs.
If you’d like to learn more about the history of Dripping Springs, be sure to check out "Discover Dripping Springs - An Historic Experience", an informative and fun site tour.
Also, take the family to the Pound House Museum for more great information on the history of dripping Springs. The oldest existing building in Dripping Springs is the log room of the Pound House, built in 1855 and located in Founders Park. Descendants of Dr. and Mrs. Pound lived in the Pound House until 1983. Many of the Pound descendants and a few of the Wallace descendants still live in the area. The Museum’s official name is the Dr. Joseph M. and Sarah Pound Historical Museum and is open on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.
If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, stop by Lake Travis - the lake covers 18,929 acres, is 63.75 miles long, and has a maximum width of 4.5 miles. It has a maximum depth of 210 and an average depth of 62 feet-perfect for an afternoon of boating! If you’d rather lay out, there are 270 miles of shoreline around the lake.
Want another dose of outdoor fun? Check out Westcave Preserve and Outdoor Discovery Center, an outdoor classroom designed for visitors to come explore, discover, and appreciate the extraordinary natural surroundings of Dripping Springs.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing afternoon on the beach, a day dedicated to history, or a weekend filled with nature and adventure, you’ll find something in Dripping Springs Texas. Check out their website for more details and a list of upcoming events!