The Buda area’s small town atmosphere is
appealing to many, explaining the area’s
growth over the last several years. The city
is planning for the future, too – expanding
through controlled economic and residential growth, while also making sure to
maintain a rural feel and atmosphere.
Median home prices here are in the
mid-$160s, with options for single-family
homes, townhomes, homes with acreage,
new housing developments, and resale
homes in established neighborhoods.
Buda’s main employers include Texas
Lehigh Cement, Centex Materials, CTX
Builders Supply, Chatleff Controls,
Nighthawk Foods, and Cabela’s. Buda’s
historical downtown area has been
recently renovated, and local merchants
are using the local “BIG” grant program
to fix up their storefronts.
Buda also offers residents a traditional sense
of community, with events that include: the
Country Fair and Wiener Dog Races in April,
as well as Red, White & Buda celebrating
the 4th of July, the Buda Fine Arts Festival
in October, and the long-standing Budafest
Christmas event in early December.
Known as “The Gateway to the Hill
Country,” Dripping Springs is just 25
minutes from downtown Austin – and
light years away from big city living. Dripping Springs is a tightly knit community
that has worked to preserve the country
lifestyle and values upon which it was
As a growing community, along with that
growth has come retail businesses, with
a Home Depot and H-E-B opening here
recently, as well as other shops and restaurants and a local hotel off Highway 290.
For all the growth Dripping Springs is
experiencing, however, the town has kept
its small town charm.
Dripping Springs is appealing to families
who want to provide the best education
for their children; the school district here
is a top notch, 4A district with schools
that have been rated exemplary for the last
several years. For that reason, the area has
attracted a lot of
City of Buda:
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