6 Things to Look for in a Hill Country Community in Southwest Austin
Published on: August 05, 2020

The Hill Country is an expansive, gorgeous area with many places to start the next chapter of your life. How do you pick a community that’s right for you and your family?

Here are things to look for in a Hill Country master-planned community.

1. Homes with Scenic Views

The Hill Country has the best views in Austin so find a community that lets you enjoy them no matter where you are.

At Headwaters, every home is on a greenbelt so you can enjoy the rolling topography from the comfort and privacy of your backyard. Headwaters is an upscale community in the star of Southwest Austin – Dripping Springs. They offer move-in ready homes ranging from the high $300s to $700s+, and with Phase II now selling, there’s a whole new selection of premier homesites with the best views in Southwest Austin. If you’re looking to customize your next home, Headwaters’ award-winning builders have 30+ floor plans to choose from and are ready to tailor them to fit your lifestyle.

2. Amenity Center

Having an amenity center only a few blocks from your doorstep makes it easier to live a healthier and more vibrant lifestyle.

You can spend less time traveling and more time staying active with a fitness center and pool. Meet and greet your neighbors when you visit the event pavilion or lounge areas.

And if they have a Lifestyle Director who curates events year-round, you’ll never run out of fun things to do in your new community.

3. Natural Amenities

 Outdoor amenities like trails and parks help you reconnect with nature and enjoy the best of the Hill Country as you walk, run or bike through the scenic topography.

Make your evenings extra special by choosing a community with an amenity for viewing the starry sky. Headwaters’ Homestead Park is in a Dark Sky community and features a stargazing amphitheater where families gather to explore their favorite constellations.

4. Use of Natural Gas

 Natural gas is historically less expensive and a clean energy alternative. Seek out a community that uses energy-efficient, natural gas appliances in their homes. That way you can decrease your carbon footprint and save some money!

5. Top-Ranking Schools

The Hill Country is home to a top-rated school district in Dripping Springs ISD. Living in a community that is zoned in this district gives your kids high-quality education and access to great athletic and fine arts programs.

6. Location

Moving to a Hill Country community means peace and room to roam while still having access to the bright lights of Austin. It’s the best of both worlds!

Dripping Springs is filled with fun and exciting things to do thanks to a variety of breweries, live music events and historic shopping district.


If you’re looking to check-off all these items in your next community, come home to Headwaters where every detail has been thoughtfully planned for an extraordinary new life in the Hill Country!

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