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Rim Rock Homes for Sale ♦ Driftwood-Southwest Austin ♦ Rim Rock Real Estate

Nearby Featured Heart of Austin Homes NeighborhoodsSign at one of the entrances to the Rim Rock Subdivision in Driftwood/SW Austin.

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Rim Rock Driftwood-Austin Subdivision ♦ Location

  • Zip Code: Driftwood, TX 78619
  • Austin MLS Area: HD (Hays County, Dripping Springs, Driftwood, etc.)
  • Neighborhood Location: Rim Rock is located southwest of Austin on FM-1826 (also known as Camp Ben McCullough Road) about four miles from Driftwood. It is about 19 miles from Downtown Austin. From Austin, travel Mopac and SH-45 to FM-1826, turn left and go 5-6 miles. From US-290, turn left on FM-1826 about a mile past the Oak Hill "Y" and travel about 9 miles to the main Rim Rock entrance at Arbor Canyon Pass.
  • Note: As the neighborhood has expanded, a new entrance off FM-1826 has been added to the original section. Turn left at Crystal Hills Dr., then right into Rim Rock at Bristlecone Dr. To get to two other sections of Rim Rock, continue past Arbor Canyon Pass on FM-1826 to either Shelf Rock Rd. or Towering Cedar Dr.   
  • Scroll down to see more info on the Rim Rock subdivision.
  • Click link to see featured S-SW Austin Neighborhoods (East of Brodie Ln.), with an interactive Google map.

Homes for Sale Rim Rock Driftwood-Southwest Austin

The  current MLS listings of homes for sale in Rim Rock are displayed below. If you see a home that interests you or want to set up a NO Sales Pressure appointment to see homes in Rim Rock, call Jim at 512.913.1557.

Rim Rock Driftwood-Austin ♦ Real Estate Market Activity ♦ 2011-2015

Home sale activity over the past in Rim Rock subdivision are summarized in the table that follows.   

RIM ROCK Austin-Driftwood Real Estate Market Data ♦ 2011-2015


# of Homes Sold

Median Sales Price

Avg. Sales Price

Sales Price Range

Avg. Days on Mkt.

Age of Homes Sold

Sq. Ft. of Homes Sold

2011 23 $358,799 $375,925 $296,000 to $523,000 143 2006 to 2011 2,702 to 4,246
2012 29 $390,000 $390,126 $297,200 to $475,000 97 2006 to 2012 2,800 to 4,076
2013 39 $425,000 $446,139 $339,919 to $700,000 99 2006 to 2013 2,698 to 4,530
2014 66 $469,858 $486,736 $352,800 to $684,465 87 2006 to 2014 2,566 to 4,778
2015 51 $562,560 $567,084 $397,600 to $850,000 118 2006 to 2015 2,500 to 5,041

Rim Rock real estate market data from the Austin Board of Realtors, 1/1/2011-12/31/2015.
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Rim Rock Neighborhood ♦ Features

Rim Rock's "Away-from-it-all" Southwest Austin Location

A view of the Rim Rock neighborhood southwest of Austin.Rim Rock is designed to provide homeowners with the peaceful experience of living out in the Central Texas Hill Country. It is located just 19 miles from Downtown Austin via FM-1826. From Rim Rock, you can get to all things Austin and Central Texas with little trouble (depending on traffic, of course!). Rim Rock is a nice alternative for families who want to live in the country, but on larger lots than are available in subdivisions like Belterra and Highpointe (neighborhood links at the top of the page) or Meridian.

Rim Rock ♦ Builders, Homes and Homesites

In Rim Rock, there are three key options for potential homeowners: (1) Purchase a lot in the neighborhood and choose a custom builder. (2) Purchase an inventory or to-be-built home from Another view of the Rim Rock neighborhoodone of the major builders in Rim Rock. (3) Buy a home that is on the resale market.

All Rim Rock homes are built on lots a minimum of 1 acre in size. The largest lot available in the original section in April 2009 was just over 3 acres. Some lots have Hill Country views and back up to green areas.

As can be seen in the table above, previously-sold homes in Rim Rock come in a wide range of sizes: from 2,566 sq. ft. to over 5,000 sq. ft. Prices also varied widely in 2015: from $397,600 to $850,000. The average sales price was $487k.

In addition to several custom home builders, there are several major area home builders are currently building homes in Rim Rock. These are Village Builders (Lennar), Scott Felder, Century Communities (formerly Jimmy Jacobs), Vintage Estate Homes (formerly Mercedes Premier Homes), Mercury Custom Homes, and Brohn Homes.A view of homes in Rim Rock.

These Rim Rock builders offer 1- and 2-story options with many standard features and plenty of other elevation and upgrade options for buyers who want to personalize their homes. New home sizes (base plans) vary widely. 

Rim Rock Area Features

Residents of Rim Rock live just a short drive from Southwest Austin and all it offers. Shopping venues include The Shops at Arbor Trails (Costco), Escarpment Village (Circle C Ranch, HEB grocery store), and the Sam's Club & WalMart Super Center developments at Mopac and US-290/71.

Another view of homes in the Rim Rock neighborhood 78619The community is also near the Grey Rock and Plum Creek Golf Courses, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the Veloway, Hamilton Pool and other outdoor attractions.

Rim Rock Taxes and Utilities

Tax rates in Rim Rock, like those in many outlying residential developments, are higher than in Austin, for example. Why? Though there are no city taxes, the water service is provided through the Greenhawe WCID (water control and improvement district). Taxes from this WCID brought the total tax rate to near $2.94/$100 in property value in 2015. Other tax entities include the school district and Hays County.

All of the homes in Rimrock have septic systems. Electricity is provided by Pedernales Electric.

Video Tour ♦ Rim Rock Subdivision

The movie below is aimed at giving you a visual introduction to the Southwest Austin & Driftwood Rim Rock subdivision. Click on the image to get started. Enjoy!

Rim Rock Subdivision ♦ Public Schools for Students

Rim Rock students learn the 3 R's and more at three schools of the Dripping Springs Independent School District. The school assignments for the 2015-2016 school year are:

  • Elementary School: Walnut Springs (300 Sportsplex Drive ♦ Dripping Springs, Texas 78620 ♦ 512/858-3800)
  • Middle School: Dripping Springs (940 Highway 290 West ♦ Dripping Springs, TX 78620 ♦ 512/858-3400)
  • High School: Dripping Springs (111 Tiger Lane ♦ Dripping Springs, TX 78620 ♦ 512/858-3100)

Since school attandance zones are redrawn occasionally, parents should verify which schools are assigned to the Rim Rock neighborhood with the Dripping Springs ISD.

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