Why live in Tarrytown?
Named after Tarrytown, New York, this central west Austin neighborhood is home to historic mansions and modern homes. Bounded by West 35th street to the north, Enfield Road to the south, and stretching from Mopac to the shore of Lake Austin, it’s centrally located for downtown and the University of Texas at Austin campus. You can find stately homes, waterfront remodeled bungalows, condominiums, stately homes, new builds and more, with mid-century modern styles Craftsman style.
Right next door is the Deep Eddy area, with a varied mix of homes and the oldest manmade pool in Texas.
The local state Casis Elementary School has an exemplary rating. The private Girls’ School of Austin serves pupils up to grade 8. O’Henry Middle School gets its moniker from William Sydney Porter, the short story writer better known by the pen name O. Henry -- author of the classic story Gift of the Magi. It’s been recognized for challenging students’ minds and has been named a school to watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. Stephen F. Austin High School, known as Austin High, was founded in 1881 and is the oldest continuously operating high school in the state.
Tarrytown Amenities and Nearby
- Laguna Gloria – So much more than an art gallery, this contemporary art museum is an experience. It has awe-inspiring sculptures, wooded grounds, the Driscoll Villa event space and a magical calendar of events, ranging from happy hours with self-guided lantern tours to ice sculpture demonstrations to art school sessions and more.
- Mayfield Park and Preserve – A 2-acre garden park on the National Register of Historic Places. The 2-acre park has ponds with water lilies, palm trees and even peacocks! The preserve is a 21-acre natural habitat around the park that has walking trails and wildlife.
- Deep Eddy Pool – a spring-fed pool and classic Austin swimming destination
- Red Bud Isle park – A 17-acre island in the middle of Lady Bird Lake near Tom Miller Dam, known as the best dog park in Austin. There’s also a ramp for launching kayaks and canoes
- Casis shopping center – Starbucks, Tarrytown Pharmacy and more
- Tarrytown Shopping Center, with a post office, Reform Pilates and the vegetarian restaurant, The Beer Plant
- Reed Park – A 6-acre park with playground, soccer field, a creek, nature trail, picnic tables and swimming pool.
- Tarrytown Park – a pocket park with a playground also known as ‘Triangle Park’
- Lion’s Municipal Golf Course – Dating from 1924, the first public golf course in the city and hosts Texas's oldest amateur tournament The Firecracker Open
- Oyster Landing Marina – Eat and drink next to the water with Mozart’s Coffee Roasters and Hula Hut
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