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Best of Dripping Springs – Local Flavors

As Dripping Springs natives, we know a thing or two about the local flavors and what makes them so unique and tasty. Lucky for us, we don’t have to go too far from Calliterra to find the best of Dripping Springs’ restaurants. Looking for a certain cuisine? See our top picks for the best places to ea [...]

Top 4 Farmers Markets Near Dripping Springs

As a celebration of the summer harvest, this week marks the 19th annual National Farmers Market Week in the United States. One of the best ways to support local farmers is by visiting the exceptional farmers markets near Dripping Springs! Check out this list of our favorite farmers markets near Cali [...]

Build Your Own 6 Pack with the Dripping Springs Beer Trail

This is Texas, and no other state can make mouthwatering BBQ or refreshing craft beer like we can! When it comes to Dripping Springs beer, our master-planned community has created our own “Beer Trail” of local breweries near Caliterra that we are sure you’ll love if you don’t already. Twisted X Brew [...]

Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer Near Dripping Springs with Your Pup

What would life be without our furry, four-legged companions that give unconditional love, tail wags and kisses? Life is certainly better with dogs, and to help you spend as much time with your pup as you can, here are some of the best dog-friendly places near Dripping Springs. Family Business Beer [...]

2018’s Best Dripping Springs Wine Trail

We may be a little biased, but we don’t think you need to go to Napa to have a great wine tasting. You’d agree with us if you also knew about all the phenomenal Dripping Springs wineries that can be discovered along our Dripping Springs wine trail near Caliterra. (Image via facebook.com) Westcave Ce [...]

Dripping Springs Best BBQ Near Caliterra

Texans don’t mess around when it comes to barbeque. When we find a solid barbeque joint, we stick with it until the end of time. Luckily for us, there’s an abundance of great barbeque restaurants near Caliterra! Check out these restaurants to discover the smoky flavors of Dripping Springs’ best BBQ! [...]

What to Do in the Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo Near Caliterra

When it comes to fun things to do in Dripping Springs, there’s never a shortage of attractions and events near Caliterra! If you thought the Fourth of July celebration in Dripping Springs was something, just wait until the Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo starts in 10 days. Saddle up and get ready fo [...]

The 2018 Best Swimming Holes Near Dripping Springs

Does this July Hill Country heat ever get you down? Don’t sweat, because we’ve got a list of the Hill Country’s best swimming holes near Dripping Springs! These spots are perfect when you really want to dive into nature and go swimming near Caliterra. Hamilton Pool Preserve (Image via parks.travisco [...]

The Caliterra July Homeowner Checklist

The Texas summer can be brutal on a home, even the new homes at Caliterra. That’s why we wanted to share with you this little checklist of some things you can do around your home to ensure it thrives in the summer heat. Most of these homeowner tips and tasks are simple enough that you will easily be [...]

4 Ways to Stay Cool at Caliterra This Summer

School’s out, summer’s here and you may be trying figure out how to beat this dastardly Texas heat. With these fun summer activities, you’ll be able to stay cool at Caliterra all summer long! Thanks to the amenities at Caliterra, our master-planned community in Dripping Springs gives residents a mul [...]

The Best 4th of July Events Near Dripping Springs

Start getting excited because the red, white and blue flags are flying and the air is filled with the smell of fresh barbeque. Independence Day is right around the corner! If you’re like us and you’re looking forward to the many great activities, parades and mind-blowing firework displays, join us a [...]

Taco Tuesday Fix: Gringas Grub Shak

Who’s ready for another Taco Tuesday? For this one, we’re heading out of our lovely Hill Country city to devour some delicious tacos near Dripping Springs at Gringas Grub Shak in Wimberley! (Image via facebook.com) Voted 2018 Best Food Truck in Wimberley This year was the first the year that Wimberl [...]

New Businesses in Dripping Springs to Check Out

Our hill country city is booming and there are some great new businesses in Dripping Springs near Caliterra that we are so excited to have! If you’re looking for things to do in Dripping Springs this summer, check out these three new businesses: The League Kitchen & Tavern Opening up just last m [...]

6 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day near Dripping Springs

Father's Day is right around the corner! Celebrate the dads that make the Caliterra community great with one (or several!) of the following ideas and local events around Dripping Springs. (Image from Spinditty) 1. Make a Dad-Craft (Image from Shanty 2 Chic.) Get crafty and make dad melt with this sw [...]

Top 5 Events Near Dripping Springs this June

This is it! Dripping Springs schools are almost out for the summer and it’s time to enjoy all of the great summer events near Dripping Springs for June. If you’re looking to spend some quality time with your family outside of our master-planned community, Caliterra has a few ideas for some great Jun [...]

5 Things to Do Over Memorial Day Weekend in Dripping Springs

Are you and your family getting ready for Memorial Day? Sometimes finding the perfect event to go to can be hard when there are so many events near Dripping Springs, and that’s why we’ve put together this quick list of our top things to do over Memorial Day weekend in Dripping Springs. Memorial Day [...]

Taco Tuesday Fix: Verde’s Mexican Parrilla

It’s that time of week again, time for another Taco Tuesday highlight! Last month, we talked about Taqueria La Escondida, and of all the great places for tacos in Dripping Springs, this week, we’re talking about Verde’s Mexican Parrilla in Austin. (Image via facebook.com) Perfect After a Day at Hami [...]

Route and Schedule for the Caliterra Race to Brunch 5K and Festival

Of all the Dripping Springs events this month, we’re obviously the most excited for the Caliterra Race to Brunch 5K and Festival on Saturday, May 12! Over the past few weeks, we’ve talked all about this 5K near Austin and have covered everything from how you should train for the 5K, what you should [...]

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Dripping Springs

We’re less than two weeks away from mom’s special day! If you’re still looking for the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day in Dripping Springs this year, we’ve got a couple ideas you might like. Stay Active at Race to Brunch 5K and Festival Whether mom’s a runner or just a brunch-lover, the Calite [...]

The Best 5 Coffee Places in Dripping Springs

Let’s get caffeinated! When it comes to getting plenty of pep in your step every morning, there are plenty of exceptional coffee places in Dripping Springs. As part of our Best of Dripping Springs blog series, which has included the best sandwich places in Dripping Springs and the best local craft p [...]

Taco Tuesday Fix: Taqueria La Escondida

Could your taste buds feel this one coming? That’s right, it’s Taco Tuesday, and this time we’re going all in at Taqueria La Escondida in Austin. This hole in the wall gem is exactly what you need to satiate your taco cravings! Let’s show you what we’re talking about. Hard to Spot, but Worth the Hun [...]

Get Your Gear for the Caliterra Race to Brunch 5K

Is everyone getting ready for the Caliterra Race to Brunch 5K and Festival on May 12? These past couple of weeks, we’ve gone over tips to help you train as well as a little guide to what you should eat for this 5K near Austin. Since Caliterra in Dripping Springs is the Gateway to the Texas Hill Coun [...]

Explore the Family Business Beer Company Near Caliterra

One of our favorite things to do in Dripping Springs is to enjoy the local flavors, especially when it’s beer. We’ve been starstruck over the Jensen Ackles-owned Family Business Beer Company since before they opened, and now they’re pouring up their best local brews! (Image via facebook.com) Right b [...]

5 Things to Do at the Race to Brunch 5K and Festival

We’re all so excited to be hosting the Race to Brunch 5K and Festival at Caliterra in Dripping Springs, and like most Dripping Springs events, there will be a lot more to this family-friendly event than meets the eye. Aside from participating in the 5K on Saturday, May 12, here are 5 other fun thing [...]

How to Train for Caliterra’s Race to Brunch 5K and Festival

We’re just a few weeks away from our Race to Brunch 5K and Festival at Caliterra in Dripping Springs, and if you’ve never run a 5K before, this is a great one to start. Not only will you get to enjoy the fresh Texas Hill Country air and breathtaking views, but you’ll also get to enjoy all the fun fe [...]

Caliterra’s Guide to Spring Cleaning 2018

Tis the season for cleaning! Spring is here, the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and the house is still a mess. Luckily, we’ve created a guide to get you through the most dreaded time of the year. We are sharing tips and tricks to make spring cleaning your Caliterra home easy and painless. [...]

Taco Tuesday Fix: Raza’s Food Shack

It can be difficult to stay focused on Tuesdays when all we can think about are tacos. Lucky for us, we're featuring Raza's Food Shack as a part of our Taco Tuesday Fix. Our cravings are through the roof and we've found just the place that's guaranteed to satisfy anyone hungry for delicious tacos in [...]

Plan Your Winter Games Watch Party at Caliterra

Brrrrrr? Okay, so it may not be feeling very wintery here at Caliterra in Dripping Springs, but we're shaking with excitement for the winter games happening in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Cheering for our team is always fun, but gathering your friends and neighbors for a watch party makes it even bett [...]

3 Best Valentine’s Date Ideas in Dripping Springs

Valentine's Day is almost here, and if you don't have any plans yet, that's okay. There are plenty of date ideas in Dripping Springs that are perfect to show your significant other just how much they mean to you. Of all the things to do in Dripping Springs, these are the 3 that we think are the best [...]

Caliterra Halftime Appetizers to Win Big in Dripping Springs

It’s February and aside from the major international winter-themed sporting event that the entire world will be watching, we also have the biggest football game of the season just a couple of days away! To make sure everyone at your Caliterra watch party will have a great time, here are a few ideas [...]

Top 3 Wineries Around Dripping Springs

In the past, our master-planned community has shined the spotlight on various wineries near Dripping Springs, and we’re going back at it with our list of the best wineries around Dripping Springs that are just a hop, skip and jump away from Caliterra in Dripping Springs. Bell Springs Winery (Image v [...]

Taco Tuesday Fix: Trudy’s Four Star

Does the new year have you craving some tasty tacos? If so, then you’re in luck. Our first Taco Tuesday highlight of 2018 is for Trudy’s Four Star, which is one of our favorite places for dining near Dripping Springs. (Image via Instagram.com) Trudy’s Taking it to the Texas Hill Country With 5 diffe [...]

Tips for Saving Money on Your Winter Energy Bill

With the new winter weather comes that not-so-lovely winter energy bill. However, to help you combat those rising costs, Caliterra in Dripping Springs has a few energy saving tips that you can utilize. Whether you have one of our new homes in Dripping Springs or an older home, these energy saving ti [...]

3 Custom Home Trends for 2018

This is it. 2017 is almost finished, and with the new year comes plenty of new trends, especially when it comes to custom home trends. While all the homebuilders in our master-planned community give you, the homebuyer, options to make your home truly yours, you just can’t match the level that’s give [...]

Best of Dripping Springs – 3 Best Sandwich Places

Of all the delicious food in Dripping Springs, you can never go wrong with a sandwich! If you’re on the hunt for something more than just your mother’s bologna, these are the Dripping Springs restaurants that we consider to be the best sandwich places. (Image via Facebook.com) Rolling in Thyme & [...]

Our Favorite Craft Beverages in Dripping Springs

If ever you thought there weren’t plenty of things to do in Dripping Springs, then you clearly haven’t seen the extensive scene of craft beverages in Dripping Springs that includes, beers and spirits. Today, Caliterra in Dripping Springs is going over some of the big hitters in our city and what the [...]

Outdated Home Décor Trends Making a Comeback in 2018

Every year it seems like there are some kind of new home décor trends that make you feel like you have to completely redesign the interior of your home, but not this year. This is the year of the comeback. When thinking about decorating your home in our master-planned community, here are a few home [...]

Holiday Decorating Guide

If you haven’t already gotten your home decked out for the holidays in Dripping Springs, it isn’t too late! We’ve got a quick holiday decorating guide that can turn even the least decorated home into a winter wonderland with ease. Simple Centerpiece (Image via midwestliving.com) If you’ve already go [...]

Mazama Coffee Holiday Brews at Caliterra

When it comes to finding the best coffee in Dripping Springs, Starbucks is fine and dandy, but they just can’t compare to the local coffee master – Mazama Coffee. Not to mention, that Mazama Coffee not only has their Mercer Street location, but they also have another location right here at Caliterra [...]

Top Cold Weather Beers from Dripping Springs Breweries

While it’s really is hard to beat a cold beer on a hot summer day, there are some beers that are best enjoyed on a cold night by a fire. Today, our master-planned community is sharing our top cold weather beers from some of the greatest local Dripping Springs breweries. (Image via untappd.com) Acopo [...]

Taco Tuesday Fix: Taco Joint

Over these past few months, we’ve been talking a lot about all the great options for dining near Dripping Springs, especially when it comes to tacos! For this week’s Taco Tuesday fix, Caliterra in Dripping Springs is highlighting the always delicious tacos at Taco Joint in Austin. The Best Things in [...]

DIY Thanksgiving Decorating Guide

Thanksgiving is just two days away, but if you haven’t already decorated your home for Turkey Day, don’t panic! It isn’t too late to do some DIY Thanksgiving decorating with this simple guide from Caliterra in Dripping Springs. Pine Cone Door Hanger (Image via countryliving.com) Let’s start with con [...]

Top Turkey Recipes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in Caliterra can be a blast! There’s nothing quite like enjoying a Texas Thanksgiving in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Now all you need for an excellent Thanksgiving is the bird, but what’s the best way to cook it? To help you out, we’ve got some tasty turkey recipes that will re [...]

Best of Dripping Springs – Thanksgiving Dinner

The Thanksgiving countdown has officially begun now that November is here. The holiday season can be quite hectic for some of us to create the perfect spread for our families for Thanksgiving dinner. This year, why not take some stress off by incorporating some of the best of Dripping Springs dishes [...]

Taco Tuesday Fix: Savor de Moi

There are more than a few incredible taco restaurants that will take your taste buds on the adventure of a lifetime in Austin, TX. One of our favorites near Caliterra, however, happens to be served right out of a truck on the east side of 6th Street. Savor de Moi will satisfy all of your Taco Tuesda [...]

Design Trends to Incorporate into Your Caliterra Custom Home

If you’re thinking about moving into the lovely gated neighborhood of Wildwood at Caliterra in Dripping Springs, then you’ve already made the first smart choice – choosing a Caliterra custom home. Now for the hard part, what will your custom home look like? Well to help you out with that, we’ve got [...]

4 Ways to Maximize Space in Your New Home

Even in the spacious open floor plans available from our regional homebuilders, we understand that you can never have too much space. To help you ensure that you’re making the most out of the space you have available, here are 4 ways to maximize your space in one of our new homes in Dripping Springs [...]

Taco Tuesday Fix: Chi’Lantro

It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means. It’s time for another Taco Tuesday! Over the past few weeks, we’ve covered some of the best dining near Dripping Springs in regards to tacos. While all of the past places have been Mexican restaurants, this Taco Tuesday we’re shaking things up with the Kor [...]

Water Conservation Tips at Caliterra in Dripping Springs

With recent shortages happening in the area, it’s time that we all got smart about how we use the most valuable resource on the planet – water. To help you do your part for the globe, we’re sharing some great water conservation tips at Caliterra in Dripping Springs. Turn Off the Tap When… One of the [...]

Taco Tuesday Fix: Tia’s Kitchen

It’s Tuesday, so you know what that means! Time for another Taco Tuesday with Caliterra in Dripping Springs! In this recent blog series, we’ve highlighted some of the great dining near Dripping Springs that have tasty tacos, and this week we’re shining the spotlight on Tia’s Kitchen in Austin! (Imag [...]

Taco Tuesday Fix: Torchy’s Tacos

If you’ve been keeping up with our blogs this month, then you know what today is – Taco Tuesday! And how could any series of Taco Tuesday be complete without the famous Torchy’s Tacos, which started in Austin near Caliterra in Dripping Springs? While Torchy’s Tacos is now a franchise and has over a [...]

Taco Tuesday Fix: Shamrock Tacos

Continuing our series this month on everyone’s favorite weekday, Taco Tuesday, Caliterra is going to tell you all about the phenomenal tacos near Dripping Springs at Shamrock Tacos in neighboring Wimberley, Texas. (Image via tacoholic.net) Don’t Let the Location Throw You Off Let’s be honest, the la [...]

Taco Tuesday Fix: Art of Tacos

Let’s be real, who doesn’t love tacos!? In our new blog series, Taco Tuesday, Caliterra is going to tell you about a new great taco place in or near Dripping Springs that you’ll certainly want to check out. This week, we’re rolling over to Austin for the Art of Tacos taco truck! Here are some things [...]

Teaching Your Kids to Fish

It’s summer, and if you aren’t outside fishing, you’re not spending your summer the right way. Fishing near Austin is a great way to connect with nature and is a unique opportunity for you and your kids to spend some quality time together. Today, Caliterra in Dripping Springs is sharing a few tips o [...]

Running on Trails vs. Running on Streets

Caliterra in Dripping Springs offers trails that accommodate all running enthusiasts, no matter what their running preference or their level of experience is! With summer fast approaching and more of our residents finding themselves with extra free time, we wanted to share information about running [...]

A Father’s Day Gift Guide for DIY Dads

Are you ready for Father’s Day in Caliterra? Whether you’re celebrating all dads in our master-planned community or not, finding the right gift can be difficult. If the father or father figures in your life are all about getting their hands dirty and DIY projects, then here are some Father’s Day gif [...]

How to Have Fun in the Sun with These Water Safety Tips

Summers in Texas are no joke, and summers in our master-planned community aren’t any different. The best way to beat the heat when the sun is high in the sky is to go for a swim. However, if you aren’t safe, a fun summer swim can quickly turn into a nightmare. With that in mind and with May being Na [...]

Best Apps to Make Moving Easier

Moving can get pretty complicated, and it’s a lot easier than you might think to forget even the most obvious of things. So if you’re planning your move to Dripping Springs and want to make sure that you don’t forget anything, here are a few apps that you might want to download. (Image via hellomov [...]

5 Tips to Keeping Your Kids Happy During a Move

So, you’ve decided to move to Dripping Springs and join our master-planned community. Welcome home to Caliterra! While you and your family may be excited about your new home and community, we also understand that moving can be an incredibly stressful time. This is especially challenging for children [...]

Tips on being a Greener Parent

Being a parent isn’t always easy, especially when you also want to be environmentally conscious. Let’s face it, kids aren’t exactly eco-friendly. They forget to turn off lights and water or leave the door open with the A/C blasting. The best way to teach them how to be more eco-friendly is to lead b [...]

Mother’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away, and while you still have time to go buy a gift, you also still have plenty of time to make a gift yourself! To help you do just that, Caliterra in Dripping Springs has a few DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas that’ll make for an unforgettable Mother’s Day. Candied [...]

5 Habits to Maintain a Happy Home

Let’s face it; the stresses of adulthood can make it difficult to maintain a constant state of happiness. However, there are things you and your family can do to make sure your home life at Caliterra in Dripping Springs as happy as possible. Here are a few habits you can start to help you maintain y [...]

5 Ways to Use Natural Gas in your Home

People often only consider using natural gas to heat their homes. However, there are many other ways to use natural gas year-round! Not only is it a cost-effective alternative, but it’s also a clean-burning fossil fuel – making it better for the environment! Here are 5 ways to use natural gas in our [...]

Top Smart Home Technology in 2017

With each passing year, home automation technology keeps getting more advanced. From unlocking the front door and turning on the lights with your smartphone to thermostats that heat and cool your home based on your living patterns, 2017 is shaping up to be the year of the smart home. In the market f [...]