A short drive southwest of Austin, Texas will take you to Rim Rock, a master planned community with countryside charm and hillside views in the small town of Driftwood. Rim Rock features classic, natural beauty while being just a quick car ride away from the excitement of Austin. With large, spacious houses and plenty of outdoor amenities, Rim Rock is perfect for folks looking to escape the bustle of the city. Learn more about the Rim Rock community today!
Builders are collaborating on Rim Rock’s housing, offering a total of 10 floor plans with customizable options; these houses are sure to wow anyone looking for modern luxury and large, open rooms.
Castlerock Communities has a motto that they are not only responsible for building houses – they’re responsible for building communities as solid as the “rock” in their name. With a senior management team encompassing more than 100 years of experience in real estate and community building, Castlerock Communities offers two innovative house designs in Rim Rock, starting in the mid $500s. With 2,796 square feet available, the Santa Barbara-Gold Model floor plan is noteworthy for having the option of adding a fourth bedroom and media rooms in addition to the large spaces already available.
Another builder in Rim Rock, Century Communities is a well-known, trusted name in real estate. Ranked in the Top 10 US Homebuilders, Century Communities emphasizes a collaborative spirit and dedicated passion in building homes. The six different floor plans start in the upper $400s, and they offer spacious rooms and covered patios, perfect for watching the sunset on the hill country. Take note of the Montford floor plan, which has a corner fireplace and rooms perfect for an art gallery and billiards!
If you’re on an expedited timeline and are looking make your move sooner, check out currently available Quick Move-In homes in Rim Rock!
On Site Amenities
Rim Rock is a nature lover’s paradise, and the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The community encompasses greenbelts and natural springs, perfect for hiking and leisurely strolls alike. For more active engagement, hit one of the off-ride biking trails to get your adrenaline going. Favorite local hangouts include the Duchman Family Winery and the famous Salt Lick BBQ, boasting some of the best barbecue in Texas!
Off Site Amenities
For those looking for more outdoor fun, Charro Ranch Park, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and Veloway Park are within a 10-mile distance of Rim Rock, offering dedicated hiking, rollerblading, and additional biking trails. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy Grey Rock Golf and Tennis, a golf course featuring a pro-shop and restaurant.
Being situated so close to Austin, Rim Rock also offers plenty of urban delights as well. The shops of Arbor Trail and Escarpment Village are within a few miles of the community, offering a taste of Austin’s diverse eateries and entertainment. With downtown Austin only being a 20-minute drive away, the nightlife awaits anyone seeking a good night on the town.
The Texas Education Agency assesses the performance of students in public grade school using the Texas Academic Performance Report, or TAPR (formerly Academic Excellence Indicator System, or AEIS). Scoring districts is as follows:
- A – Exemplary Performance
- B – Recognized Performance
- C – Acceptable Performance
- D – In Need of Improvement
- F – Unacceptable Performance
Dripping Springs Independent School District
The Dripping Springs School District received an impressive A rating for the 2018-2019 school year. Students particularly excelled in science and social studies, scoring twice as high as the state average. Just under 7,000 students are enrolled across seven campuses.
Rim Rock students are enrolled in Sycamore Springs Elementary, located at 14451 Sawyer Ranch Road in Austin. Right around 850 students, ranging from Pre-K to 5th grade, attend Springs as a Tiger, the school’s mascot. Sycamore Springs Elementary received a B rating for the past school year, with noted high student performance in math and science.
For grades 6 – 8, students continue their career as one of around 800 Tigers at Sycamore Springs Middle School, which shares a 50-acre site with the elementary school. The two campuses operate separately but share common areas such as the kitchen, allowing for a collaborative spirit amongst the schools. Sycamore Springs Middle School scored an A rating, including recognition for Top 25% in Comparative Academic Growth.
For grades 9 –12, students attend Dripping Springs High School, located at 940 West Highway 290. Just under 2,000 students are enrolled, and the graduation rate is an impressive 95%. Dripping Springs High School scored an A rating and is noted for performing exceptionally well in Post-Secondary Readiness.
Embrace this Natural Retreat
Surrounded by gorgeous sights and plenty of activities, Rim Rock is a community to remember. Anyone with an adventurous heart and an eye for luxurious architecture will find themselves perfectly at home. Find your perfect countryside getaway in Rim Rock today!
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Sarah graduated from Trinity University in 2012 with a degree in International Relations and Political Science. She writes blogs on new homes, decor, communities, and more for NewHomeSource. When she’s not writing, you can find her spending time with her three cats.