Tarrytown is a beautiful and affluent neighborhood in West Austin. The neighborhood is known to be quiet, classy and clean. Tarrytown has few restaurants and shops within its borders, but it is conveniently located just minutes from campus and downtown Austin.
From east to west, Tarrytown extends from MoPac to Lake Austin. From
north to south, Tarrytown extends from 35th Street down to Enfield. Lake Austin Boulevard is not within the Tarrytown borders, but it is very nearby and features many restaurants and businesses that are frequented by Tarrytown residents, such as Mozart’s (coffee shop on Lake Austin) and the chic restaurant Zoot.
The most common way to get around Tarrytown is by car; nearly all residents have one. Cabs do not come to this area unless you call to be picked up. Several Capital Metro bus routes pass through Tarrytown, such as Route 21. Biking is also an option!
The People of Tarrytown:
Due to the high cost of real estate and prime location, the neighborhood is predominantly populated with affluent residents. The population is primarily families of all ages, though some college students rent homes and apartments here.
Reed Park is a great place in Tarrytown for outdoor lovers. The six-acre park contains a playground, a swimming pool, a multipurpose field, picnic tables and a barbeque pit. There is a creek and nature trail. Tarrytown’s Lions Municipal Golf Course has been around since 1934 and has hosted many famous golfer’s, such as Austin native Ben Crenshaw
. The Mayfield Preserve is a 22-acre park on the edge of Tarrytown that offers beautiful gardens, colorful peacocks and ponds with water lilies.
Coffee Shops and Restaurants:
As it is primarily residential, there are not many restaurants or coffee shops within the neighborhood besides a Starbuck’s. However, there is Food Food
, a charming bakery and cafe with sandwiches, entrees, and sweets for either dining in or take-away. They also sell to-go casseroles and salads that serve 10-12.
There is also Texenza Coffee, which was once a Seattle's Best, in Tarrytown. They offer a large variety of coffee and espresso drinks in addition to pastries, sandwiches, and salads. They also have free Wi-Fi.
Tarrytown has everything from 1920s cottages to new mansions, but it predominantly consists of large, older homes. Real estate in Tarrytown tends to be pricey, though all come with a hefty pricetag. There are several high-end apartment complexes and condominiums in Tarrytown that make it possible to live there for less.
Post office: 2418 Spring Ln.
Zip code: 78703
Schools: Casis Elementary School, O. Henry Middle School, Austin High School