The Tuscan backyard of Austin, TX
Although the name isn’t official, you could accurately describe Driftwood, TX as the Tuscan backyard of Austin, TX. Driftwood, TX, an unincorporated community located in northern Hays County about 25 miles southwest of downtown Austin, TX, was established in the 1880’s as a supply center for neighboring ranches and farms. Driftwood could have been considered a ghost town in the 1970’s but now has seen an influx of high-end custom home developments like La Ventana and Rim Rock establish roots in it’s beautiful Texas Hill Country landscape found under the big blanket of Texas-sized blue skies. Despite the recent growth of luxury home developments, those who still wish to escape to their secluded ranch or farm can do so with the many land properties available to buy. (Click here to view properties with land)
Many of the Driftwood homes for sale are upscale in nature and include amenities that underscore the luscious hill country settings with large windows and spacious outdoor entertainment spaces. Most of the new home builders are capturing the essence of Italian country hillsides by offering Tuscan-style architectural designs and beautifully landscaped acreage lots with indescribable views of the Texas sunset.The relaxed ambiance and grandeur of Italy is further perceived when driving along the country roads and taking in the vast landscape of wine vineyards stretching across the rolling hills of Driftwood.