Wimberley / Dripping Springs

Everyone in Austin knows Wimberley.  Designated one of “America’s Ten Best Small Towns” by Travel Holiday Magazine, Wimberley is a quaint artistic community 30 minutes from Austin.  Located on the banks of banks of Cypress Creek and the Blanco River, Wimberley is home to great restaurants, artists, shopping, and historical sites including historical homesteads and the Wimberley Mill. 

Real estate in Wimberley provides buyers the chance to purchase their dream home along with a piece of hill country landscape.  Home prices range from the $100,000’s to over 5 million depending on the home and the lot size and location.

Wimberley ISD includes one primary school, one elementary, a junior high, and a high school. You can find on Wimberley school at www.wimberley.txed.net.  You can visit the City site at www.wimberley.org.

The city of Dripping Springs is known as the “Gateway to the Hill Country.”  While many residential neighborhoods surround the city, only about 2000 people live within the city limits with over 20,000 occupants living in the ETJ (extraterritorial jurisdiction) of Dripping Springs, and that number is continuing to grow.  Known to locals and the Austin area as “Drippin” or Dripping, Dripping Springs is a quaint yet evolved old small town that has become popular for Austinites wanting space and a small town school district.  Many folks who live in Dripping Springs, work in Austin.

Not the most popular commute, Highway 290 can be a bit of a bear in rush hour.  Outside of rush hour, it’s an easy drive into Austin.  The “Y at Oak Hill” (the general intersection of Highway 290 and Highway 71 on the southwest edge of Austin) and its proposed overpass, is a source and seriously debated overpass

Offering great schools and affordable housing, residences of Dripping Springs are mostly commuters to jobs in Austin, about 25 miles northeast and San Antonio, San Marcos and New Braunfels to the southeast.   The new HEB grocery store that opened in 2010 was actually a big deal bringing a large grocery store to a growing community and represents the growth of the area. 

Vino, anyone?  You do not have to go to Napa to sample good wine.  Dripping Springs is surrounded by over 20 wineries. http://www.hill-country-visitor.com/page.aspx?id=1.  Interested in a hill country wine tour?  Try this:  www.texaswinetrail.com Central Texas wines?  It is the area’s arid limestone earth … the same type of soil you’ll find in northwest Italy.

Useful websites for Dripping Springs include www.cityofdrippingsprings.com and www.dsisd.txed.net

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