Posted by Ashley Thomas in Austin, Home Building Industry

Updated April 2023


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 this city home.

Hear from some of our own employees who live in Dripping Springs what some of their favorite things are and why they choose to live here!

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 27 in the state of Texas out of 1,018 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” of A+ or A by the website The district was given a score of A+.
  • Dripping Springs has a graduation rate of 100% in 2021 where 95% of students pursue higher education.

"Gateway to the Hill Country"

Residents here enjoy the fact that they live within 30 minutes of Downtown Austin, but that they also get to live in breathtaking Texas Hill Country, positioned within a private, quiet setting where views of wildlife right inside residential neighborhoods are not uncommon.

Hill Country Sign

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.

Things to Do in Dripping Springs

This incredible city balances its small-town vibes with a growing array of activities for any interest. Some of our favorite community events include the following:

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 a day shopping at Belterra Village Shopping Center. For a more local option head to Mercer Street for its many local shops, restaurants and frequent gatherings you can’t find anywhere else.


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

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

An Active Community


This Austin suburb offers nature lovers plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures.


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, there are outdoor activities for everyone in the family.

Park in Dripping Springs

Places to Eat in Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs is home to several Austinite local favorites such as Torchy's Taco, Switch BBQ, Pieous, Hat Creek Burgers, The League, and Juiceland.

There is also an abundance of distilleries, breweries, and wineries in and around Dripping Springs. Wine-lovers flock to nearby Fredericksburg, 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!

Beer Tasting

A True Texas Lifestyle

Homebuyers 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 friendly 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 home for you in Dripping Springs, Texas, we're here to help! Contact us for more information about M/I Homes communities in the area today.


Ashley - Austin ISM
Ashley Thomas


Ashley has 8 years of experience in the new construction industry. She enjoys helping others work through the process and achieve their goals of building a new construction home! She herself has gone through the process from start to finish, building her first two homes. She has worked all over the city of Austin and can provide great insight on different areas. When she is not assisting you, she is out enjoying the lake, traveling, and finding new places to eat.

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