Tarrytown is an affluent neighborhood located just west of MoPac, a major local highway, and close to downtown and the University of Texas. It is a well-appointed area with both modern and traditional Southern homes, well-kept yards, tree-lined streets, and wooded areas.
Tarrytown is known as one of the most prestigious, and expensive, neighborhoods in the city. Although it is mostly residential, with few businesses and restaurants in the neighborhood, residents have just a short drive to reach downtown or south Austin for extensive shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
There is plenty of green space in the area. Additionally, there are parks in the area for swimming, playgrounds, ball courts, hiking, and biking.
The Tarrytown neighborhood was named for Tarrytown, New York. Established in 1934, the neighborhood's motto was "Where Oak Trees Charm the Eye”. That charm is still what draws Austinites to the neighborhood. Neat, well-maintained, and classy are some common words used to describe the area.
Here are mansions with large, immaculately kept lawns located on wide streets with mature trees. There are some smaller, older homes as well, hidden along forested roads.
The neighborhood extends from MoPac (Hwy. 1) to the east to Lake Austin to the west. So residents can own lakefront estates that are still just ten minutes drive from downtown.
There are a couple of cafes and coffee shops in the neighborhood, but for the most part it is a residential area. But there is plenty of shopping and dining close by along the lake and downtown.
The neighborhood offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Six-acre Reed Park has a swimming pool, playground, playing
field, barbecue pit, and picnic tables, along with a creek and nature
trail. Mayfield Preserve is a larger park that features gardens, ponds, and peacocks. Lions Municipal Golf Course, created in 1934, has attracted some well-known golf pros.
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Real Estate and Apartments
Tarrytown has everything from 1920s cottages to new mansions, but it
predominantly consists of older homes, the majority built in the 1940s and 1950s. Real estate in Tarrytown
tends to be pricey, with an average home price of over $700K. There are
several high-end apartment complexes and condominiums in Tarrytown that make living there more affordable.