Best Austin Neighborhoods: The Dripping Springs Guide

If you want to experience the best of the Texas Hill Country, you’re going to love Dripping Springs! With rolling hills, stunning views, and plenty of space to spread out, this Austin neighborhood is ideal for nature lovers who want to find their own little, peaceful oasis in Austin.

Beyond the scenery and outdoor recreation, Dripping Springs is also home to some of the city’s best breweries and distilleries. And though you may never need to leave, downtown is just a short drive away.

In this neighborhood guide, you’ll discover what makes Dripping Springs a place that many Austinites are thrilled to call home.

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Average Price/SqFt*



Home Styles

Texas Mediterranean, farmhouse, and ranch styles

Average Home Price*


$855 K

Est Off-Market Transactions


*Based on 2022 Sold data for City of Dripping Springs.

Texas is a non-disclosure state. This means that the sales price of real property is not recorded and made available through the public record. The majority of properties are sold as off-market transactions. These transactions also often include an NDA to protect both the buyer and seller. The financial details of these transactions are not public record and are not reflected in ABoR’s MLS data.

Dripping Springs Real Estate

Before you start looking for your new home in Dripping Springs, get to know the neighborhood and its real estate.

Neighborhood Ambiance

Dripping Springs view of the Hill Country

Dripping Springs offers everything you would expect of living in the Texas Hill Country—picturesque views, lots of space, and a tight-knit community. This is certainly the place for those who want a taste of Texas’ natural beauty but still want to live in the Austin area.


While people do move to the area for the larger lots and space, people are still friendly and get to know one another. The ambiance is certainly quiet country living with a real sense of community and a small-town feel.

Architectural Styles

Most of the homes in Dripping Springs were built in the 1990s and 2000s, with some older homes from the 1960s and 70s. The neighborhood has become more popular in recent years, which means that new communities are continuing to be built in the area. Many people are drawn to Dripping Springs for the larger lots, ranging anywhere from ¼ acre to 60+ acres.


You’ll see a number of different home styles and sizes, with Texas Mediterranean, farmhouse, and ranch styles being the most popular. Working ranches and ranchettes are also common in the area, allowing residents to live their best Hill Country lives.

Average Home Price

Dripping Spring’s average home closing price is $957,456 or an average of $320 per square foot


Dripping Springs has a Walk Score of 56 and a Bike Score of 39. While you may be able to accomplish some errands by foot, and there is some bike infrastructure in the area, for the most part, you’ll need a vehicle to get around.


Dripping Springs High School

Students in Dripping Springs are part of either the Dripping Springs Independent School District or the Lake Travis Independent School District.

Depending on their location, students will likely be zoned for Dripping Springs, Walnut Springs, Rooster Springs, and Sycamore Springs elementary schools as well as Dripping Springs Middle School, Sycamore Springs Middle School, and Dripping Springs High School.


If zoned for Austin ISD, students might attend Bee Cave Elementary, Lake Travis Middle School, and Lake Travis High School.

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