Dripping Springs, known as the “Gateway to the Hill Country” is within 25 minutes west of Austin. If you love wine, you will be pleased to know that it has some of the best vineyards in the area. Drippings springs is home to some beautiful hill country and amazing views. You will feel like you are out in the country. Check out the Hamilton Pool Preserve and float in its turquoise waters. Some of its best and more popular neighborhoods are Arrowhead Ranch, Big Sky Ranch, Headwaters, and Sawyer Ranch.