Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs, located just a short drive southwest of Austin, Texas, is a charming and picturesque city nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Renowned for its natural beauty and small-town charm, Dripping Springs offers a serene escape from the bustle of nearby urban areas. Its proximity to Austin, roughly 25 miles away, makes it a popular destination for both locals and tourists seeking a peaceful retreat.


Dripping Springs is famous for its scenic landscapes, including rolling hills, creeks, and stunning wildflower displays during the spring. Visitors can explore the Hamilton Pool Preserve, a natural swimming hole with a captivating waterfall and limestone cliffs, or take a leisurely hike through Pedernales Falls State Park, known for its striking rock formations and the meandering Pedernales River.


The city boasts a thriving local arts and crafts scene, with galleries and boutiques showcasing the works of talented artisans. Wine enthusiasts can enjoy a tour of the numerous wineries and vineyards in the area, which collectively form part of the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail.


For those seeking a taste of local culture, Dripping Springs hosts several annual events and festivals, celebrating everything from music and food to heritage and traditions. The Mercer Street Historic District is a focal point for shopping, dining, and immersing oneself in the city's history.

Overview for Dripping Springs, TX

4,699 people live in Dripping Springs, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $50,431. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

37 years

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Around Dripping Springs, TX

There's plenty to do around Dripping Springs, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Pure Water Stop, Bunz N Chix, and Frios Austin - Gourmet Pops.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 0.38 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.13 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.26 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.02 miles 27 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.7 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.3 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Dripping Springs, TX

Dripping Springs has 1,692 households, with an average household size of 2.73. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Dripping Springs do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,699 people call Dripping Springs home. The population density is 533.06 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.97 / 49.03%

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Schools in Dripping Springs, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Dripping Springs. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Dripping Springs Elementary
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Dripping Springs High School
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Dripping Springs Middle
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Walnut Springs Elementary
PreK - 5th

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