Belvedere of Dripping Springs
Located 23 miles from Downtown Austin, Belvedere is a neighborhood designed with nature lovers in mind. Each homesite is between one and three acres in size and the neighborhood is located on a nature preserve spanning more than 80 acres and features three miles of nature trails.
About the Belvedere Community in Dripping Springs
Belvedere is a gated neighborhood about 30 minutes outside of Austin and 10 minutes from Bee Cave, where you will find the Galleria with all of the shopping and restaurants it has to offer.
Belvedere consist of about 230 custom homes ranging from just under $1M up to $1.75M on lots ranging from 1-3 acres.
The neighborhood has great elevations allowing for long distance Hill Country Views. Belvedere also has an amenity center and pool complete with a lazy river.
New homes are still being built in Belvedere but lots are becoming scarce.
Belvedere has City water provided, a 2.35% tax rate and falls within the exemplary Lake Travis school district.
Belvedere is an upscale subdivision located in a gorgeous part of the Texas Hill Country. Belvedere features 126 homesites in 6 different subdivisions. The community is intersected by Bellancia Drive, Springdale Ridge, Rollins Drive, Lakewood Ridge, Magnolia Ridge, Verde Mesa Cove, Carlton Ridge with the main road Flagler Drive circling the entire subdivision. The community is split in the middle by a natural green belt with trails, a community center, and man made ponds throughout.
The Belvedere community is one devoted to conserving and preserving nature and has restrictions that promote environmental responsibility by requiring green building techniques, water conservations, and xeriscaping (landscaping the features few plants and requires little, if any, water to maintain). In addition to the stunning views from neighborhood high points, the community is also home to catch and release fishing ponds, sports courts, and a lazy river pool. The community also offers a playground for children and allows residents to rent the clubhouse for private parties and other occasions.
Area residents primarily shop in the nearby Bee Cave community, located 6.5 miles away, where they will find Whole Foods, HEB, Lone Star Farmer’s Market, Oh Yeah!, Hill County Galleria, and other shops. Children in the community will attend schools in the Lake Travis Independent School District, including Bee Cave Elementary School, Lake Travis Middle School, and Lake Travis High School.
What does Belvedere mean?
The word “belvedere” has several meanings, but one of the most traditional is a point of reference from which to one can view beauty. This can mean an actual physical location, or vista where you can look out and observer a beautiful landscape, or someone who lives a present and full life and can note the internal beauty of their every day.
No matter how you look at it, the word “belvedere” aptly describes this Dripping Springs community as its nestled in a gorgeous Hill Country setting.
What Home Builders are Approved for Belvedere?
Belvedere, with over 120 lots, works with a select group of custom builders. For homeowners looking for a custom home, they work with a lot of approved builders.
Belvedere Architectural Control Committee
The Belvedere neighborhood maintains design consistency across all the custom homes built with the help of the Belvedere Architectural Committee (ACC).
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE COMMITTEE?
The purpose of the committee is to help maintain property values by protecting the environmental and architectural integrity of Belvedere in accordance with the provisions of the Declaration. Most covenants state that no building, structure, or improvement of any character shall be erected, placed, added to, or altered on any lot until the building plans, specifications, and a site plan showing the location of the proposed structure or structures have been submitted to and approved by the Architectural Control Committee as being in compliance with the restrictions as to use, quality of workmanship and materials, nature of materials, harmony of external design and colors with existing and proposed structures, and location of improvements with respect to topography, finished grade elevation, lot boundary and building lines, and within the scheme and design of the community.
WHAT ACTION IS REQUIRED OF OWNER(S)?
Prior to making any change or improvement, any owner planning to change or add to the existing structures on a lot must submit a request in writing to the ACC stating the details of the intended change, improvement, or need for variance and attaching samples or plans to more clearly describe the projected change or addition. If any change, improvement or action in variance from the Declaration is taken prior to written approval of the ACC, the Association has the right to require the homeowner to remove the improvement(s) and/or change(s) from the property.
WHICH TYPES OF ITEMS REQUIRE WRITTEN APPROVAL?
Some examples of improvements/alterations requiring written approval from the ACC include (refer to the Declaration for other details as this list is not intended to be all-inclusive):
- Changes in impervious
- Solar collectors
- Material changes in landscaping
- Rainwater collection
- Driveway extensions and parking pads
- Satellite dishes or antennae
- Fences and walls
- Storage buildings, patio covers, arbors,
- Exterior light fixtures and landscape lighting
- Swimming pools
CAN THE COMMITTEE GRANT VARIANCES FOR CERTAIN DETAILS?
The Committee is authorized to grant selective variances for things such as location, height, number of improvements, materials, etc, but the owner must request this variance, giving reasons why it should be granted so that the Committee can make a reasoned decision.
WHY DO WE HAVE TO PUT EVERYTHING IN WRITING?
The formal request and approval process is necessary to assure that every owner’s desire to improve his or her property can be given due process without discrimination. It will also provide the owner(s), the Committee, and the Association Board with a permanent record of actions taken under the Declaration.
WHAT DO WE NEED TO SAY IN THE REQUEST?
A number of owners have already requested and been granted approval to add improvements to their property by following the procedures outlined in the Covenants, but there are some owners who have expressed surprise and consternation about having to “ask permission” to improve their own property. Your subdivision was developed and made subject to a Declaration of Protective Covenants and all owners become obligated to follow the terms of the Declaration when they receive the deed to their property. The simple form below has been created to make it easier for all owners to submit a request for improvements.