​Do you know the feeling of finding just the right place to call home? Making a move is a big decision! Here are some of the many reasons homeowners just like you are making Dripping Springs, TX their home.

​Dripping Springs, TX is a beautiful suburb just West of Austin. Due to its small-town charm, beautiful views, and close proximity to downtown Austin, more and more people are deciding to call the city of Dripping Springs Home. We asked some of our own employees who live in Dripping Springs what some of their favorite things are about Dripping and why they choose to live there.

Dripping Springs Schools

​If you have young children, Dripping Springs is a great city to live in because of its highly ranked school district. Dripping Springs ISD is ranked 28th in the state of Texas out of 1,002 school districts, so you can rest assured that your child's education is top notch!

​Here are some of the schools' highlights:

  • All Dripping Springs ISD schools have been assigned “grades” if A+ or A by the website niche.com. The district was given a score of A+.
  • Dripping Springs has a graduation rate of 100% in 2019 where 93% of students pursue higher education.
  • U.S. News and World Reports included Dripping Springs High School in its 2017 national rankings of top high schools, awarding the designation of “Silver Medal” School.

"Gateway to the Hill Country"

​Residents in Dripping Springs area enjoy the fact that they live within 30 minutes of Downtown Austin, but get to live in breathtaking Texas Hill Country. Dripping Springs, TX real estate is positioned within a private, quiet setting where views of wildlife right inside residential neighborhoods is not uncommon.

​And speaking of Hill Country, Dripping Springs is all about helping its inhabitants soak in that vast, beautiful Texas sky with its "Dark Sky" accolade. How does a city achieve this? By striving to keep the lights low in its communities in the evenings, regulating the amount of light allowed. You will not be disappointed if you put the phone down and step outside any evening.

Dripping Springs Things to Do

​This incredible city ideally balances its small-town vibe as well as a burgeoning array of activities for any interest. There will be no excuse for getting out and getting involved with your community. See these Dripping Springs, Texas events for yourself!

​Belterra Village Shopping Center is home to just about every shop you could think of or need something from, but there's also a more localized option. Beloved among locals for its many local shops and frequent gatherings, Mercer Street is full of unique shops and restaurants you just can't find anywhere else.

​Spend almost any given weekend meandering through Historic Mercer Street or attend one of its constant community events. If you're not quite sure where to start, take these recommendations from a local expert!

​We're not done yet—there is still lots more to see in Dripping Springs!

An Active Community

​Staying fit and finding outdoor adventures are made easy with all this Austin suburb has to offer the nature lover. Both local and state parks abound, such as Hamilton Pool Preserve, Reimers Ranch Park, Pedernales Falls State Park, Roger Hanks Park, and so much more. From swimming holes to mountain bike trails to the Pedernales River, Dripping Springs' outdoor activities offer something for everyone in the family.

Places to Eat in Dripping Springs

​Do you like to expand your culinary palate? You might not need to read any further. Dripping Springs is known for local gems like Torchy's Taco, Switch BBQ, Pieous, Hat Creek Burgers, The League, and Juiceland, just to name a few!

​There is also a copious amount of distilleries, breweries, and wineries in Dripping Springs, TX. Texas wine lovers would be remiss without experiencing a wine tasting at the popular Hwy 290 Wine Trail, which is Texas' version of Napa Valley and attracts thousands of tourists every year! Craft beer connoisseurs will fit right in at one of the many tasting rooms, and when you want to try out a new cocktail there is also the infamous Dripping Springs Vodka!

A True Texas Lifestyle

​Sold?! Home buyers will be pleased to know that there is plenty of Dripping Springs real estate to go around. It’s a great place for folks of all ages and stages. Residents consist of young families, singles, empty nesters, and retirees. It’s just simply a special place that everyone enjoys.

​With its low crime rate and overall convivial Hill Country vibes, you'll find this beautiful Texas town a breath of fresh air and a complete joy to call home.

​If you're looking for help finding the right houses for sale in Dripping Springs, Texas, we're here to help! Contact me for more information about M/I Homes communities in the area today.



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Heather Adams

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As one of the Internet Sales Managers for M/I Homes in Austin, Heather is available to help any questions may have during your home buying journey. Heather has been in the Austin area for over 10 years and is able to provide not only information on M/I Homes, but also on fun things to do around the Austin area! Heather’s passion for helping customers and discovering what is truly important to them in finding their dream home makes her a true asset during your new home search. When she is not assisting future homebuyers, she is kept very busy by her 5-year-old daughter, who is her motivation to succeed.