Dripping Springs, TExas
Dripping Springs is growing up! A new revitalization effort is going on this year for their historic downtown area.
Most people choose to live here because of its proximity to Austin and it's award winning school district. It's about 25 minutes outside of Austin.
It also has some beautiful pieces of land that are still reasonably priced, even more so with the big burp the economy has been experiencing, but move fast because real estate is picking up.
Home Depot and HEB have both come to town making this an ideal spot to live, while working in Austin.
And within 15 minutes of downtown, there are several natural wonders well worth the trip.
Eats + Treats
Mazama Coffee Co: Specialty Coffee House. Finally great coffee in the heart of Dripping Springs. Farmhouse modern styling with great outdoor courtyard to enjoy the scenery. 301-B W. Mercer Street.
Creek Road Cafe: Upscale with a pricey menu to prove it. Locals rave about the food which has an emphasis on seafood. Location is ideal, right on Hwy 290 at the "city" center. Left side of the road as you're coming into Dripping Springs from Austin.
Thundercloud Subs: Located in the HEB center.
Oak Creek Cafe:
Thyme & Dough: Bakery
Homespun: Euro-Tex Farm-to-Table style restaurant that locals can call home. (131 E. Mercer Street)
Nutty Brown Cafe: This place looks like a shack not worth stopping for. The cheesy 20' cowboy sign out front doesn't help matters. But what awaits you inside and especially out back is eye-popping. A huge wooden deck with a friendly "caged" parrot to enjoy the evening and occupy the kids.
- Check their website for the live music calendar
Atmosphere: casual and fun, moderately priced
Directions: From Austin head West on Hwy 290. They are on the South side of Hwy 290, about 5 miles before Dripping Springs. Look for the cheesy 20 foot cowboy sign.
Nearby Nutty Brown Cafe is Pieous, a popular pizza stop!
Memory Lane Bed and Breakfast: Two suites with private entrances. B&B is located behind a private, gated lane. Pool, spa and wireless internet.
Mt Gainor Inn: 93-year-old farm house with hill country views.
"The decks are adorned with comfortable rockers, ceiling fans and conversation nooks. Step through the rock wall and you will find the landscape is blooming. Settle back in the hammock to read your favorite book and enjoy the gentle breeze."
Drippin' also just became the proud parent of a Sleep Inn (2012).