Sunset Canyon

Homes for sale in Sunset Canyon belong to one of the largest and most established communities within Dripping Springs. Bisected by Hwy 290 running east to west, visitors know right away why the area is called the hill country. Peacefully quiet streets weave through gently rolling hills and winding curves that ensure everyone is unhurried and affords the abundant wildlife a tranquility among the bramble and old growth trees. As these peaceful neighborhood roads county road 185 which meanders northward eventually connecting with Hamilton Pool Road and the luxury community of Bee Caves.

About Sunset Canyon

The earliest homes were built in the 1980’s however, even then these homes were a cut above what you will find at this comparable age throughout the majority of Austin. Most notably the large lot sizes allow you a degree of privacy and space here between your neighbors accentuates the feeling of being out in the country and the absence of light pollution makes evenings in your backyard under starry skies all the more relaxing.

The fair majority of all homes sold in Sunset Canyon are single story modern ranch style homes, naturally the larger houses trend toward two-story homes, but higher price points means more than a bigger house, certain properties of Sunset Canyon have substantially larger plots of land, from 3 acres and up.

Sunset Canyon Amenities

In addition to the myriad of local wineries that grace the surrounding hill country region, residents have their daily necessities met by the local HEB and surrounding shopping center just inside Dripping Springs, barely 7 miles west on 290. While Costco, Whole Foods, and other top-tier eateries at Brodie Oaks shopping center approximately 11 miles east.

While it’s nice to have large-scale national stores when the seasonal shopping is called for, Dripping Springs is just down the road. A short trip east affords residents easy access to larger stores for your daily essentials including a substantial HEB Grocery store, and Home Depot. The local businesses of Dripping Springs have earned their success by the charming character, but also from their recognition for quality. The wood-fired pizzas at Pieous havee garnered appreciation from Texas Monthly and the National Zagat survey.  Other local foodie favorites include Rolling in Thyme and Dough , and the nearby
Jester King is a beer lovers paradise.

By late 2017, residents will be enjoying the impressive new addition of a 90-acre Belterra pedestrian shopping center, featuring local stores, restaurants, and commercial office space for those looking to skip commuting into Austin altogether.

Schools Near Sunset Canyon in Dripping Springs

Homes in Sunset Canyon are aligned with the Dripping Springs ISD, which is a distinct advantage for any parents with children attending school from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.

This educational district has repeatedly distinguished itself as an exemplary school system according to the Texas Education Agency. Anyone concerned about the quality of their children’s education will like what they learn about how Dripping Springs ISD works to ensure their students are well prepared for the challenges of entering higher education.

Many of our agents can speak to you personally about the merits of the Dripping Springs Independent School District because we chose to live here for the same reasons.

  • Dripping Springs Elementary
  • Dripping Springs Middle School
  • Dripping Springs High School
  • Rooster Springs Elementary
  • Walnut Springs Elementary

Sunset Canyon FAQs

Where is Sunset Canyon Located?

Sunset Canyon is a large collection of homes both north and south of Highway 290 but in general, most homes are about 4 miles from Dripping Springs and five miles from Dripping Springs High School. Downtown Austin is less than 20 miles from the entrance to Sunset Canyon, and the airport is just over 23 miles east on Highway 290.

How much are homes in Sunset Canyon?

The Hill Country real estate market is a competitive one, below are just a few things to consider when selecting the perfect area to call home. Homes in the Sunset Canyon area are typically priced between the $500s and $1.6M for larger properties.


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