Tarrytown is an esteemed neighborhood with a small town feel in the heart of Central Austin bordered by Enfield on the south-side, north to 35th Street, east to MoPac and west to Lake Austin. As one of the oldest neighborhoods in Austin, Tarrytown boasts of magnificent churches, historical homes, rolling hills, and a close knit community with Randall’s, the neighborhood grocery store, Tarrytown Pharmacy where you can actually have an in-house charge account, and Tarrytown Barber where men receive a haircut and the classic straight razor neck shave. All this down-home feel and only 10-15 minutes to Austin’s downtown district.
Tarrytown Homes For Sale
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Tarrytown was established in the 1940’s with small, 2 bedroom bungalow-style homes as well as large, elegant homes, some with lake views or lot sizes up to half an acre. As of 2011, you will see a mix of old charm, renovated homes, and brand new construction where existing homes were torn down. The bungalows sell for an average of $250,000 while the larger homes sell for an average of $620,000 but can easily exceed $1,000,000 as of 2011. People are drawn to the neighborhood for its close proximity to downtown, larger lots than other central neighborhoods, and the Exemplary rated Casis Elementary which teaches three main rules: Respect Self, Respect Others, Respect Property.
In and Around Tarrytown
In and around Tarrytown there is plenty for you and your family to enjoy from parks to museums to a pool built in 1920. The historic Mayfield Preserve is home to an 1870’s cottage with lush, colorful gardens, soaring palm trees, ponds with Koi and water lilies, and peacocks with their vibrant tail feathers. The 23 acre estate was donated to the City of Austin in 1971 by the Mayfield-Gutsch family. The original peacocks were a gift from friends to Mary Mayfield’s parents in 1935. View the exhibits at the renovated 1916 Mediterranean-style villa and walk the rich grounds bordering Lake Austin at the Austin Museum of Art-Laguna Gloria. Lastly, take a dip at Deep Eddy Pool, another one of Tarrytown’s historical landmarks.