Driftwood is a quiet, unincorporated community in Hays County just 25 miles southwest of Downtown Austin and 7 miles south of Dripping Springs. First developed in the mid 1800s, Driftwood has never been a huge city, but does have its own post office and zip code. Over the years the area has grown and shrank in population and grew to 1,585 at the time of the 2000 census. However, in the last 8 years, the area has grown considerably with new neighborhoods and developments. Residents are attracted to Driftwood because of its small town feel and highly rated Dripping Springs ISD schools. Scroll Down to Read our Driftwood Neighborhood Guide.
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Driftwood is located in unincorporated Hays County off FM 967. Just 25 miles from Downtown Austin, 7 miles from Dripping Springs, 15 miles from Buda and 15 miles from Kyle, Driftwood is a convenient location for someone looking for a Texas Hill Country retreat not too far from the city. Driftwood is marked with a push pin on the map below. Some of Driftwood’s neighborhoods are also shaded. The map is interactive, so use it to explore the area.
The majority of the homes in Driftwood were built after 2000. You’ll find a few here and there that were built in the 1960s and 1970s, but with the larger neighborhoods that came to Driftwood after 2000, you’ll find more newer homes in Driftwood. Homes range in size from 500 – 17,000 sq ft with 1-10 bedrooms, 1-14 bathrooms and 2-8 car garages. Most of the homes in Driftwood sit on 1-5 acre lots, with some lots as large as 25 acres.
Over the last several years, we’ve seen both the big builders and the custom builders in Driftwood. The following is a list of builders that have built homes in Driftwood. For lots that allow custom homes, you’ll be able to select your own builder. If you build in a neighborhood that has restricted lots, you’ll have to pick from the approved builders.
- AJ Custom Homes
- Arcadian Custom Homes
- Brohn Homes
- Buffington Homes
- Century Communities
- Coventry Homes
- David Weekley
- Dream Finders Homes
- Driftwood Builders
- Flatcreek Builders
- Monreal Custom Homes
- Scott Felder
- Village Builders
- Vintage Estates Homes
A lot of Driftwood is open land with no real neighborhood distinctions. But, with Rim Rock, La Ventana, Creek of Driftwood and other neighborhoods springing up, we would anticipate this changing over the next several years. The following is a list of some of Driftwood’s neighborhoods as well as the “average” home profile. Use the links to view each neighborhood’s neighborhood guide and search homes for sale in that neighborhood. The profile listed next to the picture is the average home in each neighborhood as of August 2022.
|Creek of Driftwood – 3-6 beds, 2-4 baths, 2,500-3,700 sqft, Mid $700,000’s – $1.1MM’s||Heatherwood – 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,400-1,600 sqft, Low $300,000’s – High $300,000’s||Howard Ranch – 3-6 beds, 2-6 baths, 2,200-4,300 sqft, $1MMs – $2.1MM|
|La Ventana – 3-5 beds, 2-5 baths, 2,800-5,800 sqft, Low $900,000’s – $2.5MM||Lanier Ranch – 3-5 beds, 2-4 baths, 1,400-3,900 sqft, Mid $800,000’s – $1.25MM’s||Onion Creek Ranch – 2-5 beds, 2-6 baths, 2,500-5,800 sqft, High $900,000’s – $2.7MM|
|Rim Rock – 3-6 beds, 2-5 baths, 2,500-7,000 sqft, High $700,000’s – $1.7MM||Rolling Oaks – 1-4 beds, 1-3 baths, 1,000-2,700 sqft, Mid $400,000’s – $1.3MM’s||Rutherford West – 4-5 beds, 2-5 baths, 2,500-4,200 sqft, Mid $600,000’s – $1.35MM’s|
|Sierra West – 3-6 beds, 2-6 baths, 2,000-6,400 sqft, Mid $700,000’s – $1.2MM||Vineyard Estates – 4-5 beds, 4 baths, 3,600-4,500 sqft, High $800,000’s – $1.5MM’s||Vineyard Ridge – 4 beds, 4 baths, 4,500 sqft, $1.5MM’s|
|Woodland Estates – 3-5 beds, 2-5 baths, 2,500-5,100 sqft, Mid $900,000’s – $1.85MM|
Driftwood Sold Data – What Driftwood Homes Actually Sold For
What sold recently in Driftwood and for how much? Where can I find pictures of homes that actually sold? How many days does it take to sell a home in Driftwood? How many homes are currently for sale in Driftwood? What’s the median sold price in Driftwood? What does the 90 day historic market trend look like in Driftwood? How’s the Driftwood market trending?
All of these questions (and more!) can be answered on our Driftwood Sold Data Report.
Children who live in Driftwood are served by three of the Austin area’s top rated school districts: The Dripping Springs ISD, the Wimberley ISD and the Hays ISD.
Dripping Springs ISD Schools
If you live in the Dripping Springs ISD, kids will likely attend the following schools:
- Sycamore Springs Elementary School – 7/10
- Walnut Springs Elementary School – 7/10
- Dripping Springs Middle School – 7/10
- Sycamore Springs Middle School – 9/10
- Dripping Springs High School – 6/10
Hays ISD Schools
If you live in the Hays ISD, kids will likely attend the following schools:
- Carpenter Hill Elementary School – 7/10
- Elm Grove Elementary School – 7/10
- Laura B Negley Elementary School – 9/10
- Eric Dahlstrom Middle School – 6/10
- RC Barton Middle School – 9/10
- Jack C Hays High School – 6/10
Wimberley ISD Schools
If you live in the Wimberley ISD, kids will likely attend the following schools:
- Jacobs Well Elementary School – 6/10
- Danforth Middle School – 7/10
- Wimberley High School – 6/10
School ratings reflect Great Schools ratings as of October 2020. Ratings are subject to change at any time. Please verify ratings and boundaries with the school district.
Golf Near Driftwood
The closest golf to Driftwood is at the Grey Rock Golf Course in Circle C. Off Highway 45, the course is about 15 minutes away, so its convenient enough to go everyday if you desire. Grey Rock is a public course and they have pay as you play or membership options for more frequent players.
Is Driftwood too Secluded for You?
Driftwood is a city you choose to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Residents enjoy seeing the night sky and open space. If you’re looking for a busy urban area, try Circle C or Meridian which are much more active neighborhoods with shopping, community centers and smaller lots. Driftwood is an escape for those who don’t want to see into their neighbors backyard, hear sirens or live music at all times of the day or night.
Places to Eat Near Driftwood
Driftwood is home to the world famous Salt Lick Barbecue restaurant and you’ll find many residents hanging out there on a Friday or Saturday night. And, you’ll also find lots of tourists looking to sample some genuine Texas BBQ. With a pavilion, Salt Lick is not just a place to grab a quick bite to eat. You can plan weddings, parties or corporate events there as well. Have out of town guests? Its a great place to bring them.
Shopping Near Driftwood
Grocery shopping can be done in either Dripping Springs at the H-E-B on 290 or in Circle C at the H-E-B in Escarpment Village. For your bigger box retailers, try Sunset Valley, which can be accessed from MoPac. For a short cut, take FM 1826 to 45 to MoPac to avoid the light at the Y in Oak Hill. Like outlet malls? San Marcos’ Outlet Mall is just about 30 minutes away from Driftwood.
Realtors Specializing in Driftwood Homes
Rebecca Jacks and Raymond Stoklosa are Realtors specializing in Driftwood homes. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Driftwood, Rebecca and Raymond know the area well and have the experience and tools necessary to make your next real estate transaction stress free. For more info about who we are and how we work, check out Buying a Home in Driftwood and Selling a Home in Driftwood.