Dripping Springs is a city in Hays County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,788 at the 2010 census. Dripping Springs is a suburb of Austin, and is part of the Greater Austin metropolitan area.
Dripping Springs is located at 30°11′31″N 98°05′07″W (30.191998, -98.085382), 21 miles southwest of Austin. According to theUnited States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), all of it land. The name "Dripping Springs" is a misnomer, as the city's springs maintain a steady trickle.
The city bills itself as the Gateway to Hill Country, referring to the twenty-five county region known as Texas Hill Country.