Located just 30 minutes from downtown Austin on Highway 290 West lies Headwaters—Dripping Springs’ premier residential community. Developed by Freehold Communities Headwaters sits squarely between the lights and energy of the Live Music Capital of the World and the quiet charm of small-town Texas Hill Country.
Rolling hills and elevated dramatic topography provide the perfect backdrop for stunning vistas and spectacular sunsets from almost every backyard in this thoughtfully planned community. Beyond connection to nature residents also enjoy upscale modern amenities as well as proximity to retail—from old favorites to new local establishments—all just five minutes from home. Known as the Gateway to the Texas Hill Country Dripping Springs is perfect for everyone—from families looking for a comfortable place to raise their children—zoned for top-rated Dripping Springs ISD—to those looking to move away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
With every element of Headwaters so carefully designed it’s no surprise this community was honored with an extensive list of awards last year including:
Aurora Awards (August 2018)
- Grand Aurora Award Winner for Best Community Site Plan
- Silver Aurora Award Winner for Best Recreational Facility
- Silver Aurora Award Winner for Best Interior Merchandising of a Community Amenity or Clubhouse
Pacific Coast Builders Conference PCBC (June 2018)
- 2018 Gold Nugget Award for Best Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle for a Community
- PCBC Award of Merit: Best Community Land Plan (February 2019)
MAX Awards (April 2018)
- Best Unique Feature for a Community
- Best Design for a Community
- Best Clubhouse for a Community
Nationals (February 2018)
- Silver Award Honoree Best Landscape design for a Master Planned Community (February 2019)
The heart of the community is HW Central the main amenity center of Headwaters. The anchor of HW Central is the clubhouse also called The HUB. The HUB features a coffee bar and lounge which boasts expansive Hill Country views. Beyond the HUB Headwaters’ fully equipped fitness center offers brand-new machinery as well as personalized training and group fitness classes and the expansive glass feature wall overlooks the infinity-edge split-level pool. Additionally the pavilion is outfitted with TVs grills and a fireplace forms an ideal space for neighborhood gatherings or family celebrations.
To take full advantage of its outstanding amenities Headwaters has developed an ideal formula for engaging lifestyle events bringing elements of the vibrant life from urban Austin to its residents. Organized activities include evening movie screenings afternoon gatherings seasonal festivals and breakfast clubs curated by a professional Lifestyle Director year-round.
“I am confident that the small efforts we make each day to connect people and build community repeated day in and day out will create a distinct neighborhood culture at Headwaters that is unlike any other” said Remi Almani Lifestyle Director for Headwaters. “I am thrilled to contribute my energy and talent to this community.”
Life at Headwaters is about staying in touch with nature and once you step onto the property you’ll understand why this community leaves residents with an overwhelming feeling of contentment. Beyond the amenity center Headwaters has more than 1000 acres of open space a butterfly garden eight miles of scenic trails protected hilltops and a stunning hilltop stargazing park which respects the Dark Sky Community in which it is located. The expansive views sweeping hills and Texas wildlife greet homeowners and their loved ones every day.
Headwaters’ home builders David Weekley Homes Dream Finders Homes Drees Custom Homes Taylor Morrison and Trendmaker Homes provide a unique take on the modern farmhouse designing homes tailored to your family with both comfort and style in mind. Headwaters’ homes stand out with inviting front porches pitched roofs and fresh exterior colors that embody the simple relaxed sensibility of this community. The homes range from 1800 square feet to an expansive 4200 square feet with a variety of well-thought-out floor plans constructed from natural Hill Country materials and feature homes perfect for every lifestyle from the mid $300s to $900s.