Dripping Springs is known for its rolling hills, scenic river and creeks, and a unique downtown with boutiques, coffee shops and brew pubs. It is a thriving and growing city in Hays County. It is known as the “Gateway to the Hill Country.” It is approximately 25 miles west of downtown Austin on Hwy 290.
It has a rich history filled with wonderful parks, recreation, shopping, live music, craft breweries and wineries. In 2014, Dripping Springs was the first city in Texas to be designated as an International Dark Sky Community, and the sixth one in the world.
Reimers Ranch Park offers the opportunity to climb limestone cliffs on the more than 2,400 acre parkland. It also offers fishing, hiking, mountain bike trails, swimming, and equestrian trail rides. For an opportunity to see a star-filled sky visiting the Reimers Observatory and look through one of the many telescopes focused on the skies. Take a plunge in one of the most picturesque locations in Texas with the turquoise waters of Hamilton Pool Preserve. It is a 200 acre preserve filled with lush plants, wildlife, and a 50 foot waterfall.
Dripping Springs ISD serves over 8,400 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The district encompasses 198 square miles, including a small portion of Travis County. The district operates eight schools (one high school, two middle schools, and five elementary schools).
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