Once upon a time Austin was the sleepy Capital of Texas where the governor jogged every morning from the Texas Governor’s Mansion, cars were allowed to park on 6th Street after hours and The ‘Dillo, a trolley style bus, provided free transportation around the downtown area. Austin may have been sleepy, but it was cool.
Since this time, Austin has done a lot of growing, both physically and culturally. As my associate Bryan Strom writes about the difference in varying pocket areas around town, I’m writing about the ever growing Dripping Springs area.
The City of Austin’s population growth is estimated to be “110 net arrivals per day” according to Austin Demographer Ryan Robinson, making Austin the fastest growing city in America for the last several years. Where do all these people live? Mainly in the city limits of Austin, but growth means expansion to the northwest, north, west and now to the east and southwest. For those wanting to enjoy a scenic commute to work or town, Dripping Springs is your destination.
Once not even a blip on a map, now it’s the focus of expansion. With 28 new home developments in the works, ranging from boutique yards to 100 acre ranchettes. Master planned communities will have restaurants, vineyards, hike/bike trails, individual town centers, spas and even an amphitheater within walking/biking distance. Mixed use housing (single family, condo and townhomes) will be available for purchase in several of these neighborhoods to meet the needs of our future residents no matter what stage of life they are in.
What’s so great about Dripping Springs?
Dripping Springs is the first Texas International Dark Sky Community. What this means is that Dripping Springs has made a commitment to its residents that the stars remain bright deep in the heart of Texas. In order to continue this commitment to sub-stain from Light Pollution, the City went through a rigorous application process and provides status updates to the Dark Sky organization with regular updates. To maintain this, new communities must maintain the standard that Dripping Springs has set.
Vineyards. Who needs Sonoma Valley when the Hill Country has over seven working wineries, a scotch distillery, vodka distribution and several other manufactures of varying beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. If you like olives, we have this too with the Texas Hill Country Olive Company, a great place for local olive oil, Texas made gifts and wine tastings.
Weddings. Yes, Dripping Springs has been inaugurated as the Wedding Capital of Texas with over 230 vendors to host your special day. Small parties of 10 to large parties of 1000+, you can find the right venue, theme, flowers, cakes, dresses, bands, etc. If you want a Texas style wedding or one that fits your personality, you can find the vendor to make it happen. Couples have come from all over the world just to have their special day in Dripping Springs.
While this area is growing and changing, the City of Dripping Springs is trying hard to keep the small town feel, embracing its country roots while planning for a sustainable future. Many small and large businesses are looking to the south and southwest for their companies to relocate or expand to, for homeowners who want clean air, open spaces and friendly folk, this area combines the best of Texas cities with the best of Texas heritage. If you’d like more information on how to obtain your piece of the country contact me! My family has been living in this area for 25+ years!
Author:Shapley Realty Phone: 512-380-1823 Dated: September 28th 2015 Views: 679 About Shapley: ...
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