The posted population of Dripping Springs — 1,788 — belies a boom.
More than 15,000 people live just east of the city limits in sprawling subdivisions along U.S. 290 running toward Oak Hill. And many of the new residents, ex-Austinites drawn to the reputation of the public schools and a quieter life, bring with them a taste for the Austin vibe they left behind.
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Features reporter Addie Broyles has been covering food culture, trends, traditions and all things home cooking for the Austin American-Statesman since 2008.
This is the first in an occasional series by American-Statesman reporters chronicling how Central Texas’ rapid growth is changing the way we live.