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Local Attractions Abound Near Rutherford West

May 20, 2018 2:57 pm

The Rutherford West community of new homes in Driftwood TX is ideally located near the many attractions the area has to offer. Austin’s South Congress (SoCo) neighborhood is only about 30 minutes away to the north. One of the hippest areas in Austin, SoCo is a walkable neighborhood with unique restaurants, music venues, shops and galleries.

Here are a few more ways to spend your free time close to Rutherford West:


The Salt Lick

This famous BBQ restaurant is right down the road from Rutherford West in Driftwood. Serves delicious Texas-style BBQ cooked over a true open pit.

Hays city store

Hays City Store first opened in the early ’80’s as a gas station and convenience store at the intersection that was at one time the town of Hays City (1908).  The store was a blessing to area residents who were grateful to not have to drive to neighboring towns for gas and household essentials.  A café was added in the 90’s and folks loved their breakfast and lunch counter!

Trattoria lisina

Trattoria is an Italian word used to describe a casual, family-owned restaurant. The goal is to share generations of recipes with friends and family. Damian & Trina Mandola’s sense of family is the inspiration for Trattoria Lisina. Located on the grounds of The Mandola Estate & Vineyard in Driftwood, Texas, you will feel like you have been transported to the countryside of Italy. You are just 20 minutes to Tuscany.

Flores Mexican Restaurant

Also in Dripping Springs, the Flores Mexican Restaurant began as a taco stand and now features a range of authentic Mexican food.



Prime Outlets at San Marcos

Head to San Marcos to visit this outlet center designated as the “3rd Best Place to Shop in the World” by “The View.” Shop among more than 130 brand names in one convenient location 40 minutes south of Driftwood.

Hill Country Galleria

This outdoor mall in Bee Cave encompasses more than 100 stores and dining venues plus a movie theater. In the spring and summer, shoppers can enjoy live music and special events.

Barton Creek Square Mall

For those who enjoy upscale shopping, this Austin mall includes Dillard’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Armani, The Apple Store and Pottery Barn Kids among its total of 180 stores.


Pedernales Falls State Park

Outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy this 5,211-acre park along the Pedernales River in Johnson City.

Visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, tubing and many other outdoor activities within an easy drive of Rutherford West.

Hamilton Pool

Dripping Springs is home to the Hamilton Pool, a natural spring-fed pool with a 45-foot waterfall. A hiking trail and grotto add to the attraction of this popular site.

Driftwood Vineyards Elder Hill Road, Driftwood

Wine lovers can indulge their passion at this scenic vineyard right in Driftwood. The 14-acre property offers a picnic area, wine tastings and tours.

Rutherford West is perfectly situated to take advantage of all these attractions and more. Call Buffington Homes today at 512-750-7276 to schedule your personal tour of the Rutherford West community of new homes in Driftwood TX.

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