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Driftwood is a community located in northern Hays County that has a population of 2,467 people according to the 2010 Census reports.

The Residents & History of Driftwood

Driftwood is a small working class neighborhood located in Austin. It is a great community for families and there are several single family residential homes currently available in the area. This location has seen its share of ups and downs as far as population goes. The community was originally established in the 1880s and saw a significant growth in the decade to come. Later in the 20th century, Driftwood became somewhat of a ghost town, however the town began to pick up once again throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

Why Relocate to Driftwood?

The community of Driftwood is located just a short drive away from the City of Austin, allowing residents to enjoy the scenic beauty of country life while still being close to all the conveniences of nearby Austin. The homes for sale in Driftwood vary in price with a good selection of large luxury style homes available settled on several acres. There is also a good selection of vacant lots available in the area for those who are interested in building their own custom home.

What Amenities are Available in the Neighborhood?

Even though Driftwood is considered to be a small community there are several amenities available that make this location desirable. The neighborhood is home to Driftwood Estate Winery, the Wildflower Barn Event Center and The Salt Lick, which is a well-known barbecue restaurant in the area. Other local establishments include the Lazy 8 Ranch which produces dry mix products for the Texas Department of Agriculture, and Trattoria Lisina, a local Italian restaurant.

Tidbits & Tips

  • Local residents who enjoy camping can stay at nearby Camp Ben Mcculloch. It is the ideal location to visit for outdoor fun and recreation, and is located just a few minutes away from the Driftwood community.
  • The Salt Lick is not only one of the most popular places in the area for authentic Texas Barbecue, but it is also home to the Salt Lick Cellars located next door. This establishment is located just 15 minutes from Austin and is open to the public for tasting and tours throughout the week.