Howard Ranch of Dripping Springs

Howard Ranch is highly sought after subdivision in Dripping Springs. Known for its unique architectural appeal, the 150 homes range anywhere from the $500s up into the millions. Surrounded by a gorgeous natural setting and Onion Creek, yet still close do downtown Dripping Springs and Austin, this neighborhood offers something for everyone.

About Howard Ranch

Howard Ranch is a community of architecturally significant homes in Dripping Springs.

Howard ranch consist of approximately 150 homes on 1-3 ac lots. Some home sites have frontage along Onion Creek.

In addition to it’s historic architecture Howard Ranch is known for it’s authentic covered bridge and grain barn entry.

Homes in Howard Ranch start at about $500k and go up to $1Million.

In addition to city water Howard ranch residents have access to a community well for irrigation and community propane.

Howard Ranch has a 2% tax rate and is in the acclaimed Dripping Springs School District

Howard Ranch is a relatively new subdivision located just south of Dripping Springs near the town of Driftwood. This masterplanned community prioritizes stylish craftsman-style homes nestled in the Texas Hill Country along Onion Creek. Designed by architect Elliot Johnson, the homes in Howard Ranch echo that of the turn of the century Texas homestead – clean lines, natural wood accents, and ample porch space. His principles of “green” building and sustainability have been baked into the foundations of this community.

The Howard Ranch subdivision layout boasts just under 60 homesites with plans of nearby commercial construction. Homes along the southern edge of Howard Ranch back up to scenic Onion Creek. Many of the lots in the Howard Ranch subdivision are multi-acre so homeowners will have plenty of space and privacy. The neighborhood is easily accessed on the north side of the neighborhood by F.M. 150 or to the west by Highway 12. There are three main streets in Howard Ranch: Trebled Waters Trail, Victorian Gable Drive, and Cypress Springs Drive.

Images of Howard Ranch during construction

Images of Howard Ranch

Howard Ranch map

While Howard Ranch eschews themes of homesteading and a rural lifestyle, the location itself is relatively close to a lot of attractions, both natural and cultural. Less than 2 miles away from Dripping Springs town center, Howard Ranch residents have extremely quick access to all the amenities that Drip offers, including shopping, dining, music venues, schools, and more.

Because of its location, Howard Ranch is also at a happy medium between Hill Country attractions such as Marble Falls, Fredericksburg, Driftwood and more. You’ll be close to wineries, scenic drives, historic bars and dancehalls, and more.

Last but not least, you’re about a 40 minute drive from Downtown Austin, so anything you might not be able to find in the Drip, you’ll easily find it in the Capitol City.

Howard Ranch FAQs

Where is the Howard Ranch neighborhood located?

The Howard Ranch neighborhood is located about 1.5 miles south of Dripping Springs along F.M. 150. The subdivision has three main streets: Trebled Waters Trail, Victorian Gable Drive, and Cypress Springs Drive. It’s about 40 minutes southwest of Downtown Austin.

How many homesites are available in Howard Ranch?

The Howard Ranch subdivision has 56 available homesites, some of which have already completed or are already under development. Several of the homesites line Onion Creek to the south of the neighborhood. There is also space for commercial development on the northern and western sides of the neighborhood boundary.

How much are homes for sale in Howard Ranch?

Homes in Howard Ranch run a wide range of asking prices depending on how much square footage and what amenities you’re looking to get. On average, homes are priced in the mid $300s up into the $600s, however it’s not uncommon to find custom homes that cost in the millions.

What style of homes are available in Howard Ranch?

The Howard Ranch neighborhood features a distinct architectural style that boasts a craftsman appeal. Wood exteriors, large porches, and clean lines are all a trademark of the Howard Ranch neighborhood.

What school district to Howard Ranch students attend?

Students in the Howard Ranch neighborhood go to schools in the Dripping Springs Independent School District.

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