If you’ve ever heard someone mention the “Gateway to the Hill Country,” chances are they were referring to Dripping Springs, a town just 25 miles west of Austin. Many people think about rolling hills, creeks, and beautiful parks when discussing Hill Country, which makes sense why Dripping Springs would be the start of the gorgeous scenery.
Besides being the official “wedding capital of Texas,” Dripping Springs also has exceptional schools, amazing wildlife, and is one of the best communities for families. Amongst the several wedding venues found around town, there’s a lot to see, do, and experience in Dripping Springs.
The Hamilton Pool has a unique structure with a waterfall and has cool to cold waters that make it the perfect retreat from the summer sun. The pool was formed when the dome of an underground river collapsed. It easily ranks as one of the area’s best watering holes and features tons of trails for you to explore and see the wildlife in their natural habitat.
If you’re a nature lover who enjoys checking out some of the most amazing sites around the world, you’ll want to see what the Westcave Preserve has to offer. It’s a limestone-walled canyon containing several unusual and endangered plants. Reserve a guided tour and awe over some of the vegetation you can’t find anywhere else in the world.
Looking for some charming shopping options? Dripping Springs has everything you could want in their Historic District! The boutiques lining the street offer everything from clothes and jewelry to vintage decor and some of the best local eateries around town.
We couldn’t talk about the history of the area without mentioning Dr. Pound House Museum, the oldest home still existing in Dripping Springs. Built in 1854, the home has almost as much history as the items you can find inside its walls.
If you like to get crafty with your cocktails and beers, there are some great distilleries for you to check out as well. Deep Eddy Vodka has deep roots in Dripping Springs, and you can take a tour of the distillery. Your guide will walk you through every step of their process and there’s also a great tasting room for you to visit. While Deep Eddy is the most notable distillery, there are also distilleries making some of the best whiskey, gin, and vodka in Texas that you’ll want to check out.
If the rolling hills are calling to you and you’re hoping to learn more about Dripping Springs, contact Prism Realty! We’re more than happy to talk about what real estate options are available as well as the current atmosphere of the neighborhoods in the area.